Very specific double-star related searches like in Jim's example are possible using the stelledoppie.goaction.it website, which can then export the results as a Sky Safari observing list
Thanks Steffen. That is helpful - for doubles.
Yeah, I get that SS4's Advanced Search features isn't a full replacement for dedicated planning programs. My point, though, is that it *could* and *should* be.
The desktop planning apps are clunky and long of tooth. The whole concept of a keyboard and mouse driven app is becoming increasingly alien and anachronistic with the rapidly increasing performance of mobile chips and associated devices, and inherently more intuitive mobile "touch" interfaces. If not expanded list building in SS itself, then certainly a companion app that brings "Skytools" and "Astroplanner" capabilities to mobile computing.
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Edited by jrbarnett, 27 December 2014 - 12:19 AM.