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#1 Chris K

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Posted 30 June 2021 - 10:28 PM

Hi, I have a variety of observing lists in SkySafari Plus.

 

I want to know if there's a way to record an observation in one list but also have it marked as observed if the object resides in another list.

 

For example, I have the Astronomical League Open Cluster Observing Program list. I've also created a list of Open Clusters from another source.

 

If I record the observation in the Astronomical League list, will it/can it appear as observed when I look it up in my second Open Cluster list?

 

Hope I am making sense!

 

Thanks,

Chris

 



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Posted 01 July 2021 - 07:09 AM

That would be a nice feature. Pretty sure it dosent exist undecided.gif

 

Observations entered in SkySafari dont actually seem to get get added to the .skylist file. They are recorded elsewhere in Session Logs, in the session log it records which observing list it was selected from.

 

There is some cross referencing or searching going on, because if you do a simple search for an object, then click on 'more' you can see previous observations for that object, from all sessions.

 

SkySafari is very good, but clearly design for easy tablet use. I tend to use AstroPlanner for my main observing programmes. This does show whether an object has been previously observed.



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Posted 01 July 2021 - 08:03 AM

AstroKeith is correct.  That feature does not exist.  Observations are attached to an object in a list.  You can see all observations of an object, to see if you’ve ever observed it, by choosing “Show Observations” from the More button in the Object Info.



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Posted 01 July 2021 - 08:17 AM

As a follow on question - probably for Bill

 

Can the Session or Observations Reports be exported or printed?



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Posted 01 July 2021 - 08:25 AM

You could also look at SkyToools 4 as it is rather more advanced than AstroPlanner for this.


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#6 btschumy

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Posted 01 July 2021 - 08:56 AM

As a follow on question - probably for Bill

 

Can the Session or Observations Reports be exported or printed?

That was supposed to be implemented in Live Sky.  To be honest, I’m not sure if that fully came to fruition.



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Posted 01 July 2021 - 10:22 AM

You could also look at SkyToools 4 as it is rather more advanced than AstroPlanner for this.

Ahh, the old Windows/Mac issue!



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Posted 02 July 2021 - 09:47 PM

Drat.

 

Do any of you bother to create the observation in more than one list? I suppose the surest way to do that is at the time of observing.



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Posted 03 July 2021 - 02:33 AM

Drat.

 

Do any of you bother to create the observation in more than one list? I suppose the surest way to do that is at the time of observing.

No.

I have so many lists and I wouldnt be sure which is on what list!

(Plus I'm not that good at logging observations anyway!)



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Posted 06 July 2021 - 12:56 PM

I would love for them to add this functionality.  My $0.02.



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Posted 06 July 2021 - 01:10 PM

I would love for them to add this functionality.  My $0.02.

Hi, It's on the feature list for SS7 in addition to being able to exclude objects in an observing list that have 'already been observed in any other list'.  Pedro


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Posted 06 July 2021 - 01:14 PM

Hi, It's on the feature list for SS7 in addition to being able to exclude objects in an observing list that have 'already been observed in any other list'.  Pedro

Awesome, thanks for the update!



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Posted 06 July 2021 - 02:32 PM

I too would love to see this feature.



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Posted 17 July 2021 - 06:42 PM

Hi, It's on the feature list for SS7 in addition to being able to exclude objects in an observing list that have 'already been observed in any other list'.  Pedro

Ia there a timeline for SS7?




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