Tonight Sky  Changes


Version 1.1.4 (2/17/11) added the following features:

Version 1.2.0 (2/26/11)

Version 1.2.4 (3/4/11)

Version 1.3.2 (3/24/11)

Version 1.3.5 (3/29/11)

Version 1.3.6 (4/12/11)

Version 2.1.0 ( 7/1/11)

Version 2.1.1 ( 7/5/11)

Version 2.1.4 (7/18/11)


Version 2.1.5 (7/21/11)

Version 2.1.6 (7/22/11)

Version 2.1.7 (8/10/11)

Version 2.1.8 (9/14/11)

Version 2.1.9 (9/14/11)

Version 2.1.10 (9/16/11)


Version 2.1.11 ( 12/15/11

Version 2.2.0 ( 12/21/11)

Version 2.2.1 ( 12/26/11)

    Added search capabilities by SAO, HD and FK5 id in the star table.

Version 2.2.2 ( 1/11/12)

    Added EPOCH calculation to detail screen.

Version 2.2.3 (5/4/12)

    Added the capability for the ASCOM mount to slew to specific coordinates.

Version 2.2.4 (5/6/12)

    Added the ability to get information on objects that  surround the given coordinates to the GO TO Coordinates form.

    Added option to get surrounding objects from LOCAL DB

    Added option to get image of sky around the coordinates from

Version 2.2.5 (6/7/12)

    Corrected error in routine that  converts Decimal Degreed to the string dd:mm:ss as well as the one converting DD:MM:SS to degrees. the routine was not captureing the negative value for DEC value less the 1.

Version 2.2.6 (6/9/12)

            Corrected bug where CLASS type dropdown box was not populating

Version 2.2.7 (6/9/12)

            Fixed the double loading of Constellation dropdown.

Version 2.2.8 (6/9/16)

            Added AstroArt report output
            Moved reports to own tab

Version 2.2.9 (7/14/12)

            Shrunk main form to fit 800x600 format

Version 2.2.10 (8/14/12)

            Fixed end date format on request form to conform to the locale setting of the system.

Version 2.2.11(8/24/12)

            Added Link To NED web site also moved WIKISky and SIMBAD link to the report menu

Version 2.2.12(10/21/12)

            Made some cosmetic changes to main page.

Version 2.2.14 ( 2/28/13)

            Changed default request start and end time to show Astronomical Twilight  instead of  local sun rise +- 2hours

Version 2.2.15 ( 3/15/13)

            Corrected Observation report format.

Version 2.2.16  (8/1/13)

            Corrected “best viewed time” on result page

Version 2.2.17 (11/1/13)

            Removed the need for wininet.dll. It is causing problems in windows 8.1 . The application will no longer check if an internet connection is available but rather will let the browser inform the user.

Version 2.2.18 (11/7/13)

            Fixed special key search so it recognizes the search  time.
            Added a dropdown list of Key values in DB

Version 2.2.20 (07/24/14)

             Added feature to allow the user to enter the name of an object in the request box without first selecting the type of item (I.e.: NGC ,HD, SH2, etc.). Also when the user presses the ENTER KEY after entering the object name the program will execute the search automatically. No need to click on the GO button. There is also no need to first chose the star table if looking for a star. Simply type the star name (SAO 1234 or HD 1234) and press enter.

             Added the Query string for the search to the message that informs you that the object is not in the DB. In this way you can see what the program was looking for.

Version 2.2.21 (8/14/14)

            Streamlined some of the code

            Added  tool to provide a star list for a 2 star alignment  stars. The list can be saved to a file .

Version 2.2.22 (8/20/14)

            Added sort to Alignment star list display.

            Added interface to ASCOM telescope  so you  can slew to the desired star.

Version 2.2.23 (8/21/14)

            Fixed Minor Bug dealing with Constellation names

Version 2.2.24 (8/27/14)

            Fixed bug when selecting stars for southern hemisphere

Version 2.2.25 (9/9/14)

            Cosmetic changes in the Alignment star form:  Telescope  icon will be disabled if user click on a cell that  does not contain a STAR Name

Version 2.2.26 (9/25/14)

            Repaired a bug in main search if user specifies a name of an object.

            Added a feature to the DETAIL form that  allows you  to see where the object is in the sky given the date and time.

Version 2.2.27 (11/3/2014)

            Added location weather info on  main page

Version 2.2.28 (1/3/15)

            Cleaned up the observation report.

Version 2.2.29 ( 8/28/15)

            Added separate NAME search field to query tab

Version 2.2.30 ( 10/25/15)

Changed SKY-MAP to new V2 interface
Fixed weather interface by adding an API KEY

Version 2.2.32 (1/26/2016)

            Added Constellation selection to DSO window

Version 2.2.33 (3/21/2016)

            Added Link to Google SKY. has been unavailable for a few month so this is an option.

Version 2.2.34 (7/1/2016)

            Added Tab to show Planet data.

Version 2.2.35 (7/13/2016)

            Fixed problem with calculating transit elevation for Planets