Last updated: 21 June 2002
This page is for user comments on Astronomy software for the PC, Macintosh, or Palm OS systems. Items that are more "review" oriented will be posted on the Astronomy Software Reviews page. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.

Subject:	Astroplanner hook up
Sent:	Thursday, June 20, 2002 14:35:48
I bought the shareware version of Astroplanner (I am one of the
capitalists!) and would like to drive my ETX-125 with it. I have the 505
cable which I hooked up to it last night and the program comes back with
"No Telescope connected".  Can you offer any suggestions? The cable
works OK with my AS1 to update.

Ken Towne
Mike here: Have you contacted the author? Are you using the Classic or OS X version? Does your Mac have USB or the older style serial ports? How are you connecting to the USB or serial port? Do you have fax software or perhaps even the Palm HotSync software installed? They can interfere with serial port communications. Have you selected the right port and type of controller in AstroPlanner?
Subject:	A new Freeware for the Moon : Virtual Moon Atlas
Sent:	Monday, June 17, 2002 12:49:11
From: (Philippe HAAKE)
Can you put a link to this beautiful new soft:
Thanks have a nice day...

A new freeware "Virtual Moon Atlas" is ready on page

This freeware has been made by :

Christian Legrand and
Patrick Chevalley (author of Cartes du Ciel- SkyCharts).

They made a very big nice job....

Have a look at it, try it and you'll love it !!!!

Again a big BRAVO to the two authors....

Best Greetings From SWITZERLAND
ICQ 3128404

Subject:	Starry Night Bundle for ETX-70AT
Sent:	Tuesday, June 4, 2002 18:03:44
From: (Carlos Family)
I keep forgeting to tell you - I installed the bundled version of
StarryNight and started using it to do my star mapping.  The software
kept on freezing my machine and I always had to do a cold boot.  I
contacted support via e-mail to inquire about any
updates for the software.  They came back to me right away saying that
the software is nolonger supported but provided me with a download of
the StarryNight backyard version with a license.

I've been using since then.  I've installed it on my notebook and use it
as a reference whenever I go out and observe.  Helps me confirm the
things that I see.  For example, M13 which I saw back in mid May was a
GC that had five stars in close proximity.  Three stars on the right and
one star on the left (reversed of course).  I went to the software and
there it was exactly as I see it on the eyepiece.

In anycase I thought others might want to know that they do have an
upgrade option for the bundled software.

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