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Re: Need a planning software new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #5655953 - 02/01/13 09:47 AM

To be honest, if you need planning software that will work, bite the bullet, pay a few dollars and get a good program.

What do I use:

SkyTools 3. I use the Professional version, but it is available in a less expensive edition that is all many folks need.

Deep-Sky Planner. It is an excellent program that just keeps getting better.



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Re: Need a planning software new [Re: rmollise]
      #5664178 - 02/05/13 07:09 PM

Another +1 for Skytools3, our club got together and made an order and I decided for the pro level. Worth every penny IMO and it is 'deep'. There used to be some video tut's about using in different ways. The tri-view and fov/equip customization, nightly planner and noteboard / image, sky and area, interactive atlas, and yes that double star info... took me a bit to find and understand - what is great is it's all integrated and pretty seamless, easy to bounce around in.

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Re: Need a planning software [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5664297 - 02/05/13 08:43 PM

Apart from the ridiculous program registration process, Deep Sky Planner Version 6 is very good and interfaces with Starry Night. I think I paid around US $70.00

Edited by RandallK (02/05/13 08:44 PM)


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