DSO Planner Plus (Astronomy)

DSO Planner Plus (Astronomy)

By Leonid Vasiliev, Alexandre Koukarine

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DSO Planner Plus is an astronomy remark planning software with wonderful star charting capabilities made by lively and skilled novice observers with a ardour for visual observations. It has giant built-in deep sky objects databases and star catalogs, and offers a possibility to create any number of person personal object databases. The software excels at creating observation plans on the fly, has highly effective note taking capabilities, PushTo and GoTo assist and evening (red) mode.

Consider Pro Edition when you want extra stars/PGC objects.

Before installation please just be sure you have at least 540MB of free area on your inner SD card to download utility databases! (Note: because of Google Play guidelines this knowledge can't be moved to your external SD card - you have to have 540MB free on your internal SD card!)

Star catalogs. USNO UCAC4 (full star coverage to 14m, 15.4 mn stars), Tycho-2 (2.5 mn stars), Yale shiny star catalog (9 000 stars)

Deep sky catalogs. NgcIc (12 000 objects including Messier, Caldwell and Herschel four hundred objects), SAC (Saguaro Astronomy Club database, 10 000 objects), UGC (13 000 objects), Lynds darkish and shiny nebula (3 000 objects), Barnard darkish nebula (350 objects), SH2 (300 objects), PK (1 500 planetary nebula), Abell cluster of galaxies (2 seven-hundred objects), Hickson Compact Group (100 objects), PGC (153 000 galaxies to 16.7m)

Double Star catalog. Brightest Double Stars (2 300 stars), Washington Double Star Catalog (120 000 stars), double stars from Yale catalog. Info Panel with PA and separation for every component.

Comet help. Orbital elements of round 700 observable comets might be routinely updated by way of internet

Minor planet support. Database of 10 000 brightest minor planets

Famous Steve Gottlieb Notes connected to NGCIC objects

Custom catalogs. Unlimited capability to create absolutely searchable own catalogs

Cross-match names database. Search objects by much less common names

DSS imagery help. Download DSS images of any sky portion into offline cache and overlay it on the star chart

Offline images. Integrated set of pictures of most NgcIc objects, opportunity to add personal images when creating customized catalogs

Nebula contours. Contours of famous nebulae

Object contours. Ellipse in actual dimension and orientation

Night mode. Fully red display screen with red keyboard and menus

PushTo for dobsonian mounts with setting circles. Level your dobsonian mount and perform one star alignment. The app will routinely recalculate az/alt numbers to easily hunt the object

GoTo for Meade and Celestron controllers with bluetooth dongle

Unique visibility tool. Only objects which are seen with chosen gear within the present sky circumstances might be proven on the Star Chart (for objects from NGCIC/SAC/PGC catalogs)

Planning tool. Filter any objects database by observer location, sky condition, astronomical tools, time range of observation and object features (type, dimension, magnitude, minimal altitude, visibility and other fields of personal custom catalogs). Remove duplicate objects when searching in intersecting databases. Create as much as 4 observation lists. Track observed and remaining to be observed objects

Import software. Import observation lists in Sky Safari and Sky Tools format. Use pre-compiled Night Sky Observer Guide observation lists.

Note taking. Take text and/or audio notes

Observing places. GPS, guide coordinates, customized lists. Database with 24 000 cities worldwide

Equipment. Keep track of all your telescopes and eyepieces. Use them for object visibility calculation and star charting. Use 500 popular eyepieces database

Twilight calculator. Calculation of the total darkness for a present night and for a month ahead.

2 visible themes (bright and dark)

Powerful share/export/import capabilities (of databases, statement lists, notes)

Upgrade from Plus to Pro model is not available!


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