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Logging "unseen" objects
#1
Hi all,

I am using ST 3 for quite a while now. I had a bad night yesterday when I only saw two from eight objects. A lot of clouds and some objects too faint...
This leads to a problem for which I do not have a good solution. I currently log such negative observations by writing e.g. "not seen" in the log description. 
ST marks this object with a LOG sign afterwards as usual. But I have no flag to see that it is still a not observed object or that I have to reobserve it with more aperture or under better skies. 


How do you solve this?

cs,
Uli
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#2
Hello,

Use the observation status icon in your observing list. You can enable this column via the column configuration. You can set each object to be unobserved, observed, or to re-observe. The list can be filtered via a right-click on the column heading depending on the individual status.

Just keep in mind that this status is part of the observing list, so it will not show up elsewhere or on other lists.
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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#3
Hi Greg,

thanks, this is a possible way. But since this feature is limited to the certain observing list, it is not the overall solution which I am looking for. I would like to see this status in every stage or log.
Looks like one more feature request for ST 4 if possible.
I do have this case quite often since I look for the faintest objects with my scopes and retry it in other nights/with other scopes. So a kind of general flag would help me a lot.

cs,
Uli
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#4
Hi,

The thing is, the Nightly Planner or Real Time tool, is meant to be how you organize your observations. So as I see it, this is where this feature should be. After all, what good does it do you to have it elsewhere? Ultimately you need to have an observing list of things you wish to observe. This is how SkyTools works...
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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#5
OK, good point.
Does the flag only work in one single observing list or in any list where I put the object? I often have one object in some lists.
For example, I mark the observation status for Hoags Object in one list as "re-observe". Is this status than also in another list where the objects is listed also set?

sorry, just saw you already answered this question
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#6
(2019-05-27, 06:46 PM)Ullomat Wrote: OK, good point.
Does the flag only work in one single observing list or in any list where I put the object? I often have one object in some lists.
For example, I mark the observation status for Hoags Object in one list as "re-observe". Is this status than also in another list where the objects is listed also set?

No, its affects the one list only. The idea is to allow a different status for each list. For example, imagine a husband and wife team observing the same objects. Each could have their own list and own status. Another example would be if you were doing a list at a star party, and the observations had to be made at that party. This way you could keep track of what you observed at the party in a separate list.

I will look into also associating an observation status with the notes, similar to how the ratings work. This would allow for a more global attribute.
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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#7
Hi again,

OK, I got it and will go on with the current observing status feature. But I would really appreciate it, if you would find a way to add such a status at the log/notes etc.

Thanks for your help and cs,
Uli
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