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SkyTools 3 from Skyhound

SkyTools 3 is software designed from the ground up for observing.  SkyTools 3 includes a complete set of software tools for observation planning, charting, and logging.  The SkyTools 3 Professional Edition adds unique and powerful tools for imaging and an unprecedented database of stars to 20th magnitude over the entire sky.  Learn more...

SkyTools boasts an astronomical database second to none and is the premier software for the observer.  Compare Editions...

Observe NGC 128 this Month

NGC 128 is a galaxy with a twist -- a peculiar "X" shape resulting from eating another galaxy. You won't find NGC 128 in the Messier list, yet it is detectable in a five-inch telescope from a dark site. 


iTelescope facility in Australia

19 Telescopes and What to Do?

So there I was looking at a web site, faced with the sudden realization that I had access to 19 telescopes of all sizes all over the world, but I didn't know where to start!


Himalia as seen in the eyepiece

Observing Faint Outer Moons 

Jupiter's Himalia and Saturn's Phoebe are bright enough to be observed in larger telescopes, but these satellites are seldom attempted because they are so challenging to find using traditional methods and software. The unique features of SkyTools can give you the edge you need to bag these elusive objects.



SkyTools on your tablet and desktop

Use SkyTools on your Tablet, Laptop & Desktop

Our license allows you to install SkyTools on all of your computers and the Sync feature ensures that they are all on the same page.

Plan your observing at your desk, then take your tablet or laptop out to the telescope. Log your observations in the field, and then view them on your desktop.  Read more...

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