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Deep-Sky Planner 5
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Overview of Deep-Sky Observing with
Deep-Sky Planner 5

A complete planning and logging demonstration featuring telescope control, the Equipment Bar and Smart Chart Interoperation™ with TheSkyX. Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 12 min) hosted on on knightware.biz

Lower resolution video (640x360 pixels) in 2 parts, hosted on on youtube
Part 1 (6 min)
Part 2 (6 min)

Version 5.1 Preview

Watch a preview of the new planning document and associated features, including:

  • Plan creation and editing using drag and drop with the Deep-Sky Search report
  • Plan running, including real-time filtering and report updating
  • Smart chart interoperation (TheSkyX)
  • telescope control via ASCOM 6.
Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 5 min) hosted on on knightware.biz Lower resolution video (640x360 pixels) hosted on on youtube

Observing Plans: Opening, Saving, Printing and Exporting

This video demonstrates how to work with observing plan files in Deep-Sky Planner 5.1:

  • opening plan files from within DSP 5.1
  • opening plan files outside DSP 5.1 - from the desktop or Windows Explorer
  • printing plans and print preview
  • exporting plans to HTML format
  • contributing plans for other users to download
Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 5 min) hosted on on knightware.biz Lower resolution video (640x360 pixels) hosted on on youtube

Building an Observing Plan in Deep-Sky Planner 5.1

Learn how to use Deep-Sky Planner reports to find objects and place them in a plan document. Also learn how to assign DSS image information automatically and manually to objects in a plan. Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 8 min) hosted on on knightware.biz Lower resolution video
(640x360 pixels) hosted on on youtube
Using an Observing Plan in Real-Time at the Telescope

A 3 part tutorial demonstrates how to use an observing plan at the telescope.

Part 1 covers report layout, the hotzone button and styles.

Part 2 covers data filters, sorting, and the best time and order to view objects in a plan.

Part 3 covers the various other tools used with an observing plan, like Show Chart, Slew Telescope, Printing, and viewing the Plan Library with a browser on any device, from your smartphone to a desktop computer.

Full resolution videos (1120x630 pixels

Part 1 (9 min) hosted on on knightware.biz

Part 2 (6 min) hosted on on knightware.biz

Part3 (9 min) hosted on on knightware.biz

Lower resolution videos
(640x360 pixels)

Part 1 (9 min) hosted on on youtube

Part 2 (6 min) hosted on on youtube

Part 3 (9 min) hosted on on youtube

Plan Converter tool for Deep-Sky Planner 5.1

Learn how to use the Plan Converter Tool to convert plan documents into external formats such as those used by Argo Navis and SkySafari 3. Full resolution video 872x468 pixels, 5 min) hosted on on knightware.biz

Lower resolution video
(640x360 pixels) hosted on on youtube

Logging with Deep-Sky Planner

A 3-part tutorial describing the logging system. Videos are full resolution (960x728 pixels) and should be watched in order.

Part 1 covers adding and showing logged observations directly from a deep-sky report; using an equipment browser to enter equipment information manually or by importing a file downloaded from the Deep-Sky Planner Community.

Part 2 covers editing, viewing, importing & exporting observations using the Observation Browser; browsing resources online or locally with the mini-browsers; optional and required data fields in an observation; stylesheet capability for customizing observation viewing and printing; exporting to various file formats, inclusing OpenAstronomyLog.

Part 3 covers the Observing Project Manager; synchronizing logs using selective backup and restore functions; searching the log and creating reports; report print preview.

Part 1 (9 min) hosted on on knightware.biz

Part 2 (9 min)hosted on on knightware.biz

Part 3 (8 min) hosted on on knightware.biz

 

 


 

Pre-release Videos

Preview videos of deep-sky reporting, Smart Chart Interoperation™ and observation logging features in Deep-Sky Planner 5. Preview videos are not narrated.

A Glimpse at Deep-Sky Planner 5 (960x540 pixels, 4 minutes) hosted on on knightware.biz

Star Charting: Smart Interoperation with Cartes du Ciel 3 (640x360 pix, 2 min) hosted on on knightware.biz