ultimate software for visual observing. The SkyTools 4 planning
tools make other software look trivial in comparison. Featuring highly-corrected integrated databases, atlas, sky event finder,
and customized finder charts are also unmatched.
is nothing else that comes close to the Nightly Planner, both in
terms of raw power and ease of use. It distills the most
sophisticated astronomical calculations into a remarkably simple
interface that anyone (even absolute beginners) can use. It
doesn't just organize your observations, it helps you pick
targets that are suitable for your location, telescope, and
conditions, and ensures that you will get the best possible
view. The developer of SkyTools is a highly-experienced observer
who has done all of the calculations for you, so all you need to
do to is take out the telescope. Have you spotted the pillars of
creation, or the jet in M87 yet?
an observing plan that starts with objects that are setting
and then minimizes how far you have to move the telescope from
one object to the next.
Event Finder hearalds upcoming meteor showers, eclipses,
transits, appulses, jupiter satellight events, GRS transits, and
informs you when a faint planetary satellight is far enough away
from the planet to spot.
to current comets, novae/supernovae, and interesting minor
planets, automatically keep you updated with the best and most
current data available. No other software provides vetted comet
data that includes the latest magnitudes and coma diameters. No
other software puts this information to work to accurately
predict whether you can see a comet in your telescope and with
observing conditions. Imagine being able to see a supernova on
any given night, or spot a fast-moving asteroid as it passes the
matter how you observe, SkyTools has got it covered.
SkyTools finder charts are customized for your
telescope/binoculars. Each view shows only the stars that you will
see in the eyepiece. These charts replace traditional star
hopping, and are simple and fast to use, whether on a
laptop/tablet or on paper.
a telescope from an observing list, by typing in any designation,
or from the atlas. The pop-up Eyepiece Viewer shows what is in the
eyepiece, and you can even drag it from target to target.
SkyTour plans out your observing session and guides you to the
next target, speaking to you and reporting on each object as you
go. All this with only the press of a single button, so you can
concentrate on the eyepiece.