NP-101 on a DM-6 C8 circa 1990 Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars Member IDA
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the USFL, when football was more than a game.
That's me in the avatar running back a pass I intercepted for a touchdown
Skywatcher 120ED Refractor Assorted Zhumell Planetary, Skywatcher and ES eyepieces, a 2x barlow and a few filters. iOptron MiniTower II Sony NEX 3 for astrophotography
Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
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Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis
David Moody, FRAS 17.5" f/5 dob 10" f/10 SCT 5" f/8 refractor 80mm f/6 refractor 66mm f/6 refractor Plus a few others out of the rotation
Quote:Going to the OP's question... "Best" software for Mac? Stellarium and Cartes du Ciel? Really?
One should try to get a Mac program for a Mac.
Quote:Going to the OP's question... "Best" software for Mac? Stellarium and Cartes du Ciel? Really?One should try to get a Mac program for a Mac. That way you get to take better advantage of the features that Mac's have to offer, which is one reason you probably bought a Mac in the first place.
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
I cannot endorse a program like that as "Best" when there are simply far better programs out there on Mac OS X (like Sky Safari, which is not that expensive).
Quote:Rod,We both have been doing this for a long mess o' years and have both been using astronomy software since it was hammered out on paper tape. We just don't see eye to eye on this.
Quote:I love SkySafari Pro on my mac. I have used Stary Night Pro+ for years but it would really use the CPU when working away. This would draw down the battery faster than I likes. I started using SkySafari for the iPad and bought the mac version when it came out. It is very smooth, easy to use are hardy puts any load on the processor so the battery will last longer through the night.I have to use Windows 7 on my Macbook pro for a few imaging programs. I wish I could use SkySafari Pro on Windows 7 with the ASCOM driver.
Quote:Funny, on my Mac SkySafari Pro has 100% cpu load while Stary Night Pro+ has 4%. MBP 2008.Weird is that SkySafari (simple) does not load the cpu much.