Thursday, October 18, 2012

helped James with SkyTools

Encouraged James to try some things in SkyTools.

He was saying, on the SkyTools Yahoo!Group, that he wanted to software to show what was visible right now. And that he wanted the candidates sorted in order of magnitude.

I told him that this was my favourite part of the software. That once the date, time, and location were set, I used the Above Horizon Only or Above 2X (airmass) Only filter along with the Twilight/Moonlight filter to eliminate objects. And if I wanted using the Real Time, I used the start and end time filters in the Night Bar.

As an example, I pointed out that with the Messier list, instead of seeing all 110 listed, I saw 15. Perfect.

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