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SkyTools 2 Observing List and User Data Downloads

SkyTools 2 imports/exports the following types of user data:
  • 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
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.

Chart Preference Schemes come in two types: those meant for on-screen display and those meant for printing.

Note: You 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 hard drive.


Download all data files currently available (except for "current" observing lists below)

Download Current Comets

Download Current Novae

Download 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.