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How do you open observing lists?

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So I just downloaded a couple of observing lists one of them is the light polluted skies list, it opens on the Notepad++ just fine (on my laptop), I tried to open it up with Stellaruim on PC but I guess it's not compatible, however I heard you can use them on SkySafari App on your phone, which will be convenient if I link up the software with the GoTo I have,

I have Stellarium + and Free SkySafari on my phone, both won't recognise the list, do I have to purchase the SkySafari 6 Plus or the SkySafari 6 Pro to access it?

 

P.S i wonder if there is a dedicated observing list for very dark skies, that would be great for my next camping trip!

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Hi PlanetGazer,

You can import observing lists into the free version of Skysafari.

If you import it from the online repository within Skysafari using: Observing/ObservingLists/Import from Online Repository it should just work.

If importing to your PC or phone from elsewhere, make sure the list has a ".skylist" extension and place it in-

<top level of SD card>/SkySafari/Observing Lists/     or, if using internal storage,    Internal storage/Skysafari/Observing Lists/

This is for Android, iOS will differ.

The Skysafari manual is here;      https://skysafariastronomy.com/support/manual/manual.shtml

Good luck.

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10 hours ago, lenscap said:

Hi PlanetGazer,

You can import observing lists into the free version of Skysafari.

If you import it from the online repository within Skysafari using: Observing/ObservingLists/Import from Online Repository it should just work.

If importing to your PC or phone from elsewhere, make sure the list has a ".skylist" extension and place it in-

<top level of SD card>/SkySafari/Observing Lists/     or, if using internal storage,    Internal storage/Skysafari/Observing Lists/

This is for Android, iOS will differ.

The Skysafari manual is here;      https://skysafariastronomy.com/support/manual/manual.shtml

Good luck.

Hello Lenscap

Thanks for the reply, I just double checked the free version. There is no observing section.

I checked on the pro and the plus version on some videos , and it seems to have an observing section. So I guess that answers my question.

 

Regards

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