in the Hand
The world’s best observing
software in your hand and on your desk
affordable Dell Venue 8 Pro puts the power of SkyTools in your
hand for around $200.
it be the powerful Microsoft Surface, the small and affordable
Dell Venue 8 Pro, or any other Windows tablet, SkyTools
and a tablet make for an unbeatable combination.
best of all worlds. Our license allows you to install
SkyTools on more than one computer. The
Sync feature ensures that they all have the same data.
observing from the comfort of your desk, then go out to the telescope
with your tablet. Enter your observing
logs on the tablet, and access them later at your desk.
any telescope from your Windows tablet. When people ask if ASCOM
supports their GOTO mount, the answer is almost always
"Yes." ASCOM supports more telescopes than any other
platform, and it is only available for Windows. In addition to
all ASCOM mounts, SkyTools has PushTo support for DSC's,
including the Argo Navis and Sky Commander; simply push until
the bars are centered and a voice announces that you are
there. Choose from one of the many inexpensive third party
options to connect your scope via a USB-to-serial adaptor or
most powerful Real Time Planner. Go beyond the same tired
old Messiers and bright NGC's by harnessing the power of
SkyTools at the telescope to accurately tell you which
little-known objects you can count on to be able to see
current, always accurate, and always smart.
predictions of the visibility of comet as seen in your
eyepiece so you don't waste
time looking for ones you can't see.
most comprehensive and corrected databases available in any
a friend's mind by showing her a supernova in a distant galaxy
that was discovered just yesterday, find a faint galaxy
cluster with confidence that you can see it, or star hop to a
little-known planetary nebula.
attending the Oregon Star Party with a Windows Tablet
author of SkyTools was recently invited to speak at the Oregon
Star Party. He decided to bring only a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet
with him. Greg reports that he was very pleasantly surprised at
how well this compact and affordable tablet worked. Not only did
he run SkyTools 3, but he kept up on his email and did the usual
trip stuff, such as street maps and watching TV on the
plane. When it was time to speak he hooked it up to the
projector for his PowerPoint presentation and software demo. No
more lugging a laptop around for him!
3, because it's the astronomy that matters.
more about SkyTools 3
SkyTools 3 and Comets