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Using Deep-Sky Planner 8 with Starry Night

This article describes some recommendations for using Deep-Sky Planner 8 with Starry Night 6, 7 and 8 on Windows 8.1 or 10 (32 or 64 bit).

Manual Plug-in Installation

Always start Starry Night before attempting a Show Chart command in Deep-Sky Planner. Program interoperation requires elevated runtime privileges. If you have problems connecting to Starry Night from Deep-Sky Planner, the problem is most likely one of the following:

  1. Starry Night is not running
  2. Starry Night did not load the Deep-Sky Planner plug-in. Check Help | About Plug-in | Deep-Sky Planner and verify that you are running the plug-in for Deep-Sky Planner 8 If this menu item does not appear, Starry Night has not loaded the plug-in successfully. Did you rename the plug-in for Starry Night 8?
  3. Starry Night is not running as administrator
  4. Deep-Sky Planner is not running as adminstrator