Has anyone tried using some of the larger core databases with TheSkyX? I recently downloaded a handful of large databases for use in my observatory:
To my surprise, I found that I could not load any of these databases into TheSkyX. TheSkyX will only load Software Bisque's own proprietary .PLOT file format of the data. TheSkyX has the ability to create a .PLOT file from the UCAC4 data but not from any of the others. TheSky6 will load the USNO-B1 database natively but TheSkyX will not.
They will, however, sell you a hard drive with the databases on it for $200. This hard drive contains the database plus the .PLOT file. Effectively, Software Bisque is taking a USNO database, compressing it, and selling it. In order to do this, they removed the USNO-B1 native support from their software.