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Allan Wade
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Observation logging program new
      #6190147 - 11/12/13 08:38 AM

Hi all. I am looking for a program that I can use to log my observations. I am thinking I might use my laptop at the telescope and log as I observe. The ability to add an image or drawing into the log is something I am looking for also. Thanks for helping.

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dan777
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Re: Observation logging program new [Re: Allan Wade]
      #6191490 - 11/12/13 08:03 PM

I use a digital voice recorder at the scope and at some later time (or date) I transcribe to a Microsoft Word document. Occasionally I will add an image. With the computer at the scope, you could enter your observing data directly into a word processor file and you could make your own observing log template.

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JimK
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Re: Observation logging program new [Re: Allan Wade]
      #6191791 - 11/12/13 10:40 PM

I use SkyTools 3 -- it has my observing lists, charts on-demand, advice, and observation logs. I use it for planing, but some also connect it to the telescope for control during an observing session. Images are linked, in this version, to the object (not the log).

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Allan Wade
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Re: Observation logging program new [Re: JimK]
      #6194060 - 11/14/13 07:28 AM

Thank you guys for the suggestions. I will look at those ideas.

What about AstroPlanner? Anyone used this program? All I need is something to log observations. I have my iPad for controlling my telescope and planning sessions. Cheers


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rmollise
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Re: Observation logging program new [Re: Allan Wade]
      #6194168 - 11/14/13 09:10 AM

AstroPlanner is excellent. I generally use Deep Sky Planner or SkyTools, but I have used AP extensively in the past and have no complaints there.

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AndreaF
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Re: Observation logging program [Re: Allan Wade]
      #6194218 - 11/14/13 09:41 AM

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