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 SKYMap.com
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)
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.
Added Link To NED web site also moved WIKISky and SIMBAD link to the report menu
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)
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. SKYMAP.org 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