Chuck D. Clawson, MI, USAProud owner of: Orion XT10i w/ Moonlite focuser & ZOC mirror, Celestron Ultima 8 PEC, Celestron C5+, Meade 90mm f/11 achromat (Model #390), and some random accessories (see bio).
Orion XT8 Pentax
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Nytecam 51N 0.1W Meade 30cm LX200 astrograph+C8+Ha+CaK PSTs+spectrographs SX M9+Lodestar-C+M CCDs/Canon 1100D DSLR My Meade astrograph-colour deepsky My supernova discovery My dome build/spectroscopes/DSO images/Lodestar colour images & videos
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Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
Quote:Hi Sebastian,Thanks for making it available for us. One suggestion for me is to allow another color scheme. I'm 50 years old and am having a hard time reading the page. Maybe you could include an option for an easy to read color format?? peace & clear skies,
Zhumell 10 inch dob w/telrad (Oddball) Meade AR-5 127mm F\9 Orion 120mm F\5 on a LXD55 Meade 90mm F\11.1 on a EQ-3 Nikon AE 10x50 Binos Astro-Tech Paradigms 5,8,12,15,18,25mm GSO SuperView 15mm,10mm Knight Owl EWA 6mm,9mm Meade QX 30mm,26mm Meade 5000 SWA 20mm Zhumell Plossl EP Kit
Quote:@Chuck: yeah, I've spotted that issue as well. The problem is that if you select a lower/upper bound to the surface brightness it automatically excludes all those objects without that info. I'm planning to add a pulldown, similar to the Magnitude section, giving the option to include/exclude those objects with unknown surface brightness.
Quote:...and one more thing, it would be nice to be able to sort by constellation. Thanks again!
Quote:It wants to track my physical location - oh theres a winning attribute.... I dont trust the programs intentions, but it could possibly be "OK". I just dont see why my other programs dont need to track me.Sounds suspicious. Sorry.
Tim -- Colorado
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Quote:Sebagr:I've been off for awhile, I use Explorer V8. I believe it supports auto geolocating due to the ads that scroll by when I'm on news websites.Jim
Quote:One thing that would be useful, but perhaps it is not easy to do, would be to allow the user to pick an object, and then tell you the best dates to view based on altitude and time constraints (e.g., dates when M22 is >30 deg altitude between 1am and 3am).
Quote:Almost done... Now can you turn it into a standlone app that doesn't need web access? BTW, very cool tool. Thanks for sharing it.
Quote:Quote:Almost done... Now can you turn it into a standlone app that doesn't need web access? BTW, very cool tool. Thanks for sharing it. Ahh that'd be great for the field, right?Indeed, but there are 2 BIG problems with desktop applications IMHO:a) You need 1 version per Operating System (there are ways to do just 1 for many OSs but there are usually quite inefficient and ugly), whereas web apps are immediately available in all devices (I even tried DSO Browser on my iPhone and works great! )
Quote:b) Desktop apps are FAR more difficult to maintain and release. You see, if there's a problem with any version and many people downloaded it, there's nothing you can do about it until they download it again. However, web apps are amazing in this regard: you make an improvement and everybody gets it at once.
Quote:Granted, without an Internet connection you're screwed, but that's why I added that Print option so you can actually print your results and take them with you to the field
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