2 Observing List and User Data Downloads
SkyTools 2 imports/exports
the following types of user data:
Observing lists are unique
because they may also contain notes, images, web links, and log
entries associated with each of the objects in the list.
- Observing Lists --
lists of target objects to observe
- Notes Associated with
an Object -- user notes and descriptions
- Images Associated with
an Object -- DSS or other images
- Web Links Associated
with an Object -- URLs with information
- Observing Logs -- one
or more log entries
- Chart Preference Schemes
-- the colors, fonts, and styles that give a chart its look
Chart Preference Schemes
come in two types: those meant for on-screen display and those
meant for printing.
can browse the user data directly from SkyTools 2!
Browsing directly from SkyTools
is the preferred method for accessing the user data. Use
the Data Manager (tool button on main window).
Select the Import tab. Choose the Browse Web
radio button. Select "Skyhound" as the default
location. Click Get Listing.
This page is here for those who
use SkyTools on a computer that is not connected to the
Internet. The primary user data files currently available
for download are collected in a single self-extracting archive
file. The "Current" lists are available
separately/ Note that you may have to right-click on the
link and select "Save as..." to save the file to your
all data files currently available (except for
"current" observing lists below)
Current Minor Planets
Save the "current"
file to a temporary folder. For "all data files
currently available", save the file (skyhound_data.exe) to
a new folder. Double-click on the file to extract its
contents. The contents will be extracted to the folder
where you saved the archive file.
Start SkyTools 2. Use the Data
Manager (tool button on main window). Select the Import
tab. Choose the Browse Local/Network File radio
button. Click the Browse button and browse to the
location where you saved the files or extracted them from the
archive. A listing of data available for import will
appear. Files that have already been imported will appear
with a red check mark. To view a summary of the contents
of a file double-click on it. Click Import to
import the data in the file selected.