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#101 picios

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 01:36 AM

I'm also a programmer and I now from my experience how much work it takes to create such a detailed website. Great tool, I love it!


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Posted 08 July 2016 - 07:54 AM

I also wanted to say that all your hard work is fantastic!



#103 sebagr

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:57 AM

Thank you for your compliments, I'm glad you like the site!

 

I just wanted to mention that I've now included the full Sharpless and Hickson catalogues (without pictures, yet), and improved the overall response time of the site.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:41 PM

Oh, I also included most of the IC catalog, we now have 50% more objects in the site :)



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:56 PM

Amazing work! What a helpful tool for planning observing sessions. Absolutely wonderful. 



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:39 PM

Amazing. 


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 01:32 PM

great! i have been recomending your site to many people!



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:21 PM

Thank you for a great tool!



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:18 PM

Hi everyone!

 

I just wanted to share some news about the DSO Browser:

 

- We can now check the weather, 7-day hourly forecast, right into the site: https://dso-browser.com/weather

 

- There's a unique weather chart showing astronomy-related conditions in color-coded bars so dark regions are good for astronomy, so it's quite easy to see which moments will be great during the night.

 

- When selecting a date, the popup will now show the moon phases and the weather forecast for the next 7 nights, so you can see which night is the right one in a glimpse.

 

- You can now import your observing list into the Sequence Generator Pro (I think it's in beta their end, I think it'll be released soon).

 

- And it's been a while out there, but some of you may have not noticed we have a Sun, Moon & Planets Information section, which shows the times and elevation charts for the Sun and planets (and Pluto, poor Pluto).

 

 

 

If you like the site, please remember it's absolutely free but you can help me improve it and maintain it. Thank you!

 

As usual, if you have any comment or suggestion, I'm all ears :)

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:50 PM

Is it possible to add a "GOTO" button to send the coordinates to telescope via wifi/com? I am also a programmer, I can help if you need drivers for telescopes.

 

 

 

Hi everyone!

 

I just wanted to share some news about the DSO Browser:

 

- We can now check the weather, 7-day hourly forecast, right into the site: https://dso-browser.com/weather

 

- There's a unique weather chart showing astronomy-related conditions in color-coded bars so dark regions are good for astronomy, so it's quite easy to see which moments will be great during the night.

 

- When selecting a date, the popup will now show the moon phases and the weather forecast for the next 7 nights, so you can see which night is the right one in a glimpse.

 

- You can now import your observing list into the Sequence Generator Pro (I think it's in beta their end, I think it'll be released soon).

 

- And it's been a while out there, but some of you may have not noticed we have a Sun, Moon & Planets Information section, which shows the times and elevation charts for the Sun and planets (and Pluto, poor Pluto).

 

 

 

If you like the site, please remember it's absolutely free but you can help me improve it and maintain it. Thank you!

 

As usual, if you have any comment or suggestion, I'm all ears smile.gif


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#111 sebagr

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:32 AM

 

Is it possible to add a "GOTO" button to send the coordinates to telescope via wifi/com? I am also a programmer, I can help if you need drivers for telescopes.

 

 

That's a terrific idea that didn't come to my mind because of technical limitations (usually websites can't access hardware directly). But I found some ways in which this could be achieved - if only with specific browsers.

 

I'll give it a try and let you know if I need any help. Thank you for your suggestion!



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 02:43 PM

you made this?

 

wow...i just had a look..what a great tool !!

 

im in south africa and this is exactly what i needed..

 

thank you so much..great work !



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:18 PM

I just signed onto the Browser site and input all info for Planetary Nebulae -  Wonderful presentation !  I printed and clicked many references for My List.   This is an awsome tool. 

 

Thank You !

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

Looks really nice,

I'll try using it as a post-observing lookup tool



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

This is a great tool! Just got my first telescope (120mm SW ProED) and this will be a big help in deciding what to look at. Thanks!



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:03 PM

Hey Sebagr, how are you?

Congratulations on your website, its an awesome tool. Been using it for a while and i love it.smile.gif

But im having a small problem . I cant seem to edit image details on uploaded images and i dont know why!!! I like to place information on how the image was taken.

Can you help me?

Thanks

Emanuel



#117 sebagr

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

Hi Emanuel,

 

Thanks for your kind words, I'm sorry you are having problems!

 

I've just sent you a PM so we can fix this ASAP.

 

Clear Skies!


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:40 PM

What a fantastic site! It really helps narrow down a night's viewing. And the weather section with the hourly conditions hover-slider thing is awesome. Great work!



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:00 AM

An amazing tool.

 

Thanks for all your work and dedication.

 

Use it often.

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:28 PM

Thank you so much, this is going to be incredibly useful to me as a new observer.  

 

Wondering what kind of adjustment I should make to compensate for a light polluted sky (like suburban levels of pollution.)  I have an 8" SCT but I set the magnitude limit to a 6" to compensate - does that sound correct?  Or is that even necessary?



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:46 PM

Wondering what kind of adjustment I should make to compensate for a light polluted sky (like suburban levels of pollution.)  I have an 8" SCT but I set the magnitude limit to a 6" to compensate - does that sound correct?  Or is that even necessary?


Here you have a nice guide describing The Bortle Dark-Sky Scale (9 levels of light pollution): http://www.skyandtel...dark-sky-scale/

Just find the magnitude difference between a perfect dark sky and yours, and adjust accordingly. For a suburban sky you might need to go down to mag 12 approx.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:12 PM

Thank you so much, this is going to be incredibly useful to me as a new observer.  

 

Wondering what kind of adjustment I should make to compensate for a light polluted sky (like suburban levels of pollution.)  I have an 8" SCT but I set the magnitude limit to a 6" to compensate - does that sound correct?  Or is that even necessary?

I think I've found some good search parameters to ensure only "best of" or showpiece objects turn up. For galaxies and nebulae, I limit surface brightness to better than 22, and size of at least 5 arcmin (this excludes PN, but they tend to be easy in LP). Star clusters seem to be a simple question of magnitude, I'm using 7 right now. I'm also limiting to Messier, NGC, and IC.

 

I think DSO Browser is one of the best resources on the Web for an amateur astronomer, along with lightpollutionmap.info and of course CN. Much thanks to the creator.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:17 AM

Hi everyone!

...As stated in the FAQ, the site will always be free. However, if you find the site useful, I'd greatly appreciate even the smallest donation - it would really help in keeping the site online and adding more useful features...

Sebastian, I just made a donation and I hope that many other users will help support your wonderful contribution to amateur astronomy.


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#124 sebagr

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:03 AM

Hi everyone!
...As stated in the FAQ, the site will always be free. However, if you find the site useful, I'd greatly appreciate even the smallest donation - it would really help in keeping the site online and adding more useful features...

Sebastian, I just made a donation and I hope that many other users will help support your wonderful contribution to amateur astronomy.


Thank you very much, Jason, I really appreciate it! smile.gif

I'm currently working on making the site feel more native-app-like and even have offline features, stay tuned smile.gif

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:11 PM

Glad I ran across this. Was wondering if there was something like this. I'll give it a whirl.

 

Just checked it out and registered. Awesome. Thank you.


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