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Deep-Sky Planner 6

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Join us for free webinars describing how to use Deep-Sky Planner. Our latest webinar was 19 July 2014.

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July Q&A Webinar


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Version 6 Preview

Watch a preview of some of Deep-Sky Planner's latest features, including:

  • planning to observe the Caldwell objects, and logging an observation of C 2
  • automated download of DSS images
  • telescope control via ASCOM 6 SP1
  • show a chart centered on C 2 (NGC 40) using Smart Chart Interoperation™ with Starry Night
  • planning high precision double star observing (Sigma Orionis)
  • using a variable star light predicition to observe an eclipsing variable over its light cycle (MU Cephei)
Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 5 min) hosted on on knightware.biz Lower resolution video (640x360 pixels) hosted on on youtube

Creating a Local Horizon Model for Deep-Sky Planner

Learn how to create a local horizon model in Deep-Sky Planner for your observing location, either manually or with a telescope. Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 8.5 min) hosted on on knightware.biz Lower resolution video
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Importing and Exporting Local Horizon Models with Deep-Sky Planner

Learn how to import and export a local horizon model for your observing location using Deep-Sky Planner. Several formats may be imported. Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 7.5 min) hosted on on knightware.biz Lower resolution video
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Using Local Horizon Models in Deep-Sky Planner

Learn how to use a local horizon model in Deep-Sky Planner reports. This includes filtering and computation of object rise & set times. Full resolution video (960x540 pixels, 7 min) hosted on on knightware.biz Lower resolution video
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Q&A Webinars      

 

March 2014 Webinar covers searching for variable stars and double stars, searching for bright deep-sky objects for a public star party at a given date, time and location. Full resolution video (720p and lower) hosted on on youtube  
  July 2014 Webinar explores the problem of double star system designations. A system like the Double Double goes by many names. Learn how to use Deep-Sky Planner to search for double stars effectively. Full resolution video (720p and lower) hosted on on youtube  

The following videos demonstrate various features using Deep-Sky Planner 5. These features are still available in version 6.

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)

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
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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
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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

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

 



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