I noticed that Sky Safari 6 Pro in my two Android devices has recently become unable to "see" the customs lists I create with a night's observing program:
I have done the following procedure since about 4 years ago in both SS 5 and 6 and never had any problem, until a couple of days ago:
1) a script in my computer summarizes the variable star observation program for the night and writes it as an observing list (.skylist). I use the format specified here: https://skysafariastronomy.com/support/faq/skysafari.html See also below.
2) copy the list to the ".../Sky Safari 6 Pro/Observing Lists" folder in the Android device
3) start Sky Safari
4) make the list visible in the observing lists menu
But since two days ago I cannot do 4) because Sky Safari is not able to see the lists I copied to the ".../Sky Safari 6 Pro/Observing Lists" folder. The Observing list menu is simply empty and does not show the lists I created, even when they are actually there. Updating does not help. The files are to my knowledge properly formatted (see below) and functional (can be opened as text with other apps).
A question in the Cloudy Nights forum seems to indicate that at least another user has had this problem recently: https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/750486-sky-safari-6-pro-cannot-read-custom-observing-lists-anymore/
I wonder if there has been any recent change in the format required for observing lists in Sky Safari? Or is this possibly a recent bug?
Thanks in advance
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Example of list I create (two objects only):
SkySafariObservingListVersion=3.0 SkyObject=BeginObject ObjectID=2,-1,-1 CatalogNumber=AQ And CatalogNumber=AQ Andromedae CommonName=AQ And Comment=Last observed 52 day ago EndObject=SkyObject SkyObject=BeginObject ObjectID=2,-1,-1 CatalogNumber=R And CatalogNumber=R Andromedae CommonName=R And Comment=Last observed 52 day ago EndObject=SkyObject
* Note that the forum software reformats the list and makes it look like a long string.