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I have just posted an update to the database model obslog (in case someone might be interested ). You can find the manual, the SQL code for generating the tables, and a sample database file here: obslog - an elementary database model for logging astronomical observations I am now working to complete the auxiliary table "constellation", so I can include it in the next official release. Comments and (constructive) criticism are welcome. Also feel free to try, modify and fork. It is free and open source software ! Cheers and good luck logging your observations.
Just wondering what people have in their 'To-Observe' lists this season. Last season I had fun finding and observing clusters; I may have another crack at those elusive nebulae and galaxies, my equipment has improved since last year and I also should be able to get out to a darker site than my back garden, so seeing those faint fuzzies should be within reach of my 8SE. Also hoping there will be some crisp sunny winter days for some solar observing.
SkySafari 6 Plus is great. I particularly like the Scope Control & Observing Lists features. There is a bug when adding observing notes ("Observations") to items on your Observing Lists. If your last entry in an Observation happens to be a piece of predictive text rather than a keystroke, the whole Observation will look OK on the screen, but it will not be saved. It is quite annoying to later refer to an Observation that you carefully entered with frozen fingers, to find that it does not exist! The work-arounds are obvious; - Don't use predictive text. - If you do, make sure the last character entered in an Observation is any keystroke ( [carriage return] or [space] is fine), not a predicted word. - Or you could use pencil & paper, but where's the fun in that? ? SkySafari 6 Plus, version 18.104.22.168, Android 6.0