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Anyone using Starry Nights for driving?

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#1 Notdarkenough

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 11:02 AM

Hello. I, like most of you, received licenses for CPWI, Starry Nights, and a recommendation for SkyPortal when I purchased my Evo 8HD. I use CPWI sometimes, SkySafari Pro almost every session, and the HC-exclusively for "faint fuzzies". My question is this: does anyone use Starry Nights for driving? I know it is the cat's pajamas in an educational setting, but I am only educating a party of one, hands-on style! I've watched the you tube videos and read the documents, and it seems like a solid program. Anyone have experience here?

 

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 07:48 PM

Hi Mike,

 

I have used it and it works fine but I almost never take the laptop out with the scopes so SkySafari is my go-to (no pun intended) app.

 

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Mike Swanson
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Posted 08 September 2021 - 03:35 PM

I used Starry Night from 2003 until SkySafari came out. Starry Night was perfect for me starting out as a visual observer. Had many years of fun with it. I tried SkySafari and WiFi scope control when it arrived and never looked back. I still have the latest version (8) of Starry night but almost never use it. SS6 on my Mac  and iPad are so familiar to me now I think I would have a hard time using anything else. 
 

Bit off topic: How do you like your Baader M&SG filter?


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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:44 AM

Bit off topic: How do you like your Baader M&SG filter?

I really enjoy the Baader Neodymium M&SG. It works very well on Solar Sytem objects (except Sun and Jupiter, which is better in the raw). I don't have significant light pollution and I don't have a UHC-labeled filter, so comparisons are tricky. I have 3 non-moon filters: the previously mentioned Baader, a DGM NPB, and Tele Vue Bandmate Type II O-III; they tend to cover almost anything but Ha/Hb.




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