Hello Bill , Keith ,developers...
I've been onboard the SS5 pro for a little while now, several years. I'm using SS5pro primarily as a “star chart” and to use making observing lists made by myself or others. Use the program for general planning on a laptop and as a star chart on a tablet under the skies.
Not using telescope interface or electronic control. Only have really learned the basics for what I need and want it to do, In "help" I did not find the answers i was looking for.
Like many here -using SSpro as well as several versions of of "other" developer’s Astronomical software. I have SS across 3 platforms OS-x ,plus both android and mac . One issue or request is regarding adding users notes to "info" , example is another DVD based / PC program that under “more info” will display Steve Coe's notes from SAC 7.2 database.
Is any way to get these notes by STEVE COE into SS so they an be seen in “info- description” ?
Often it’s the “other “ program that has slight errors in a Comet’s position whereas SSpro will be very accurate and just a button to press for updates ( as apposed to the other program have to go to manually to MPC and copy a soft cmt file over and dump in a the programs directory cache on the HD then coax it to open. In addition the “other" program allows me to set a Comet’s orbital element parameters, with the icing on the cake being “absolute magnitude (H)” that can be tweaked to display a more accurate visual mag.
Would be nice to enable a SSPro user to modify the Comet parameters visual magnitude then comparatively relate to and be consistent with others observations , using references like their own estimates, or others on Comet observer's websites and decide for themselves what Comet's mag to display in "info" in SS.
Have been hesitant to upgrade to newer versions of SSpro , what I have is making do ok - have SS5pro on three different platforms and thats enough to keep my eyes all over the screen(s) as a user ,the interface appears little different on each platform.
To get to the point , the Comets in SSpro do not display the mag as what I think they should be and would like control over that.
Is there a fix for this , or is this something that has appeared in more recent versions of SSpro?