Welcome



Welcome to Deep-Sky Planner Mobile Edition, an app that is designed for use with or without Deep-Sky Planner Desktop Edition for Windows. The differences between Desktop and Mobile Editions are listed below.

Help System

The help system is designed as a reference that is organized like the user interface. The left pane of the window contains a list of help topics. It operates as a drawer panel, meaning that it can be collapsed to expose all of a help topic on the screen. Tap the drawer button (3 dots for Android, 3 lines for iOS) beside Contents to collapse and expand the drawer panel. The drawer is expanded when Help is first shown. It is collapsed automatically when you tap a topic, thereby displaying the topic content.

Support

Support information is available in the Deep-Sky Planner Mobile Edition Support web page. Here you will find links to the knowledgebase, video library, YouTube channel, Facebook & groups.io (user discussion forum) pages.

If you have a general question about Deep-Sky Planner Mobile Edition, you can post it on the Dspme user discussion forum or submit it through the Knightware Contact Us page. If you have a technical problem (bug) to report, please enter a support ticket at the Support Center.

Differences between Deep-Sky Planner Desktop and Mobile

Deep-Sky Planner Desktop Edition is a full-featured planning application while the Mobile Edition provides features related to observing plans as shown below.

Note that only the Desktop Edition supports catalog search reports, asteroid/comet/planet ephemeris reports, and darkness reports.

Feature DSPDE DSPME
Operating System Windows Android, iOS
Observing Plans
Create
yes  
Edit
yes some
Save
yes yes
Import from Cloud Storage
OneDrive Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive
Import from DSP Community
(access to 400+ plans and growing!)
yes yes
Export Plans
yes  
Equipment
Create, Edit Save
yes  
Import from Cloud Storage
OneDrive Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive
Import from DSP Community
yes yes
Locations
Create, Edit Save
yes yes
Import from Cloud Storage
OneDrive Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive
Import from DSP Community
yes yes
Telescope Control yes  
PushTo yes yes
Show Chart yes  
Observing Log yes  
Visibility Modeling yes
DSS Images - download & display yes yes

‡ means that this feature is available in DSPME but equipment must be created in the Desktop Edition and imported to DSPME through DSP Community or a Cloud Service.

 


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