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DSO Planner Pro (Astronomy)



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Description of DSO Planner Pro (Astronomy)

DSO Planner is an astronomy observation planning tool with excellent star charting capabilities made by active and experienced amateur observers with a passion for visual observations. It has large integrated deep sky objects databases and provides an opportunity to create any number of user own object databases. DSO Planner boasts the largest star catalog among all Android astronomy applications (USNO UCAC4, 113 mn stars). The application excels at creating observation plans on the fly, has powerful note taking capabilities, PushTo and GoTo support and night (red) mode.

Before installation please make sure that you have at least 2 GB of free space on your internal SD card to download application databases! (Note: due to Google Play rules this data cannot be moved to your external SD card - you must have 2 GB free on your internal SD card!)

+ Star catalogs. USNO UCAC4 (full star coverage to 16m, 113 mn stars), Tycho-2 (2.5 mn stars), Yale bright star catalog (9 000 stars)

+ Deep sky catalogs. NgcIc (12 000 objects including Messier, Caldwell and Herschel 400 objects), SAC (Saguaro Astronomy Club database, 10 000 objects), UGC (13 000 objects), Lynds dark and bright nebula (3 000 objects), Barnard dark nebula (350 objects), SH2 (300 objects), PK (1 500 planetary nebula), Abell cluster of galaxies (2 700 objects), Hickson Compact Group (100 objects), PGC (1 600 000 galaxies)

+ Double Star catalog. Brightest Double Stars (2 300 stars), Washington Double Star Catalog (120 000 stars), double stars from Yale catalog. Info Panel with PA and separation for each component.

+ Comet support. Orbital elements of around 700 observable comets could be automatically updated via internet

+ Minor planet support. Database of 10 000 brightest minor planets

+ Famous Steve Gottlieb Notes attached to NGCIC objects

+ Custom catalogs. Unlimited capability to create fully searchable own catalogs

+ Cross-match names database. Search objects by less common names

+ DSS imagery support. Download DSS images of any sky portion into offline cache and overlay it on the star chart

+ Offline images. Integrated set of images of most NgcIc objects, opportunity to add own images when creating custom catalogs

+ Nebula contours. Contours of famous nebulae

+ Object contours. Ellipse in real dimension and orientation

+ Night mode. Fully red screen with red keyboard and menus

+ PushTo for dobsonian mounts with setting circles. Level your dobsonian mount and perform one star alignment. The app will automatically recalculate az/alt numbers to easily hunt the object

+ GoTo for Meade and Celestron controllers with bluetooth dongle

+ Unique visibility tool. Only objects that are visible with selected equipment in the current sky conditions could be shown on the Star Chart (for objects from NGCIC/SAC/PGC catalogs)

+ Planning tool. Filter any objects database by observer location, sky condition, astronomical equipment, time range of observation and object features (type, dimension, magnitude, minimal altitude, visibility and other fields of own custom catalogs). Remove duplicate objects when searching in intersecting databases. Create up to 4 observation lists. Easily track observed and remaining to be observed objects with note taking tool

+ Import tool. Import observation lists in Sky Safari and Sky Tools format. Use pre-compiled Night Sky Observer Guide observation lists.

+ Note taking. Take text and/or audio notes

+ Observing places. GPS, manual coordinates, custom lists. Database with 24 000 cities worldwide

+ Equipment. Keep track of all your telescopes and eyepieces. Use them for object visibility calculation and star charting. Use 500 popular eyepieces database

+ Twilight calculator. Calculation of the full darkness for a current night and for a month ahead.

+ 2 visual themes (bright and dark)

+ Powerful share/export/import capabilities (of databases, observation lists, notes)

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lable: Education - Apps Current Version:3.8.2 Publish Date:2022-06-21 Developer:Leonid Vasiliev, Alexandre Koukarine

User Reviews


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Arthur Fentaman 2019-05-11

This is simply the best app on Android for planning deep sky observations. it now stores its database on your memory card if card storage is selected before installing.
A Google user 2019-07-08

I have upgraded my rating. The search function still does not fully support the UCAC4 star catalog. It does now support asteroid updates for the user, in mass via an update function. At least it is more user friendly. The storage now allows moving large expansion files to an SD card. Thanks.
Marvin W. Huddleston FRAS 2019-05-19

This is more a question than review. after purchase I still get the \'Sorry this function is only available in paid editions.\' How do I fix this? One thing I dont like is the notes function. When selecting a Messier object it lists them with their NGC designation. Needs to list both.
Andy Harris 2016-02-26

Excellent app, very complete for my requirements and then some. Endless information in each layer with superb offline capabilities. The DSS photos download for each DSO makes for a great live viewing experience and after observations to browse through its endless content is very satisfying and gives you the feeling that you are still observing from the comfort of your armchair. Great piece of work guys. Thanks very much. 😆
Robert Miller 2016-06-27

Awesome! This is extremely well done for an Android app. There\'s a very well thought out and articulate user manual - who does that for a phone app?! I am thoroughly impressed! Keep up the great work!
Steffen B. Petersen 2018-07-03

Very nice App. But missing many Messier objects. Eg M101 is not included which is surprising
Eugene A 2016-08-03

The most complete star chart app out of all I tried. I would recommend it to everyone. Please read dox for complete list of features, otherwise you would not expect they exist.
A Google user 2015-11-27

amazing app. loving the reach of catalogs and dss data. can it have 1. rectangular field of view overlay with rotation capability? Since app can download dss images, it w\'d be great tool for framing the astrophotos if such a camera fov can be overlaid. 2. Dss images when added extra few contours adjoining or rather around that 9 image field to have even more coverage of large object images e.g. objects like IC 1396..the contours hav kind of gaps possibly due to curvature of sky. Can this be avoided?
A Google user 2014-12-07

Very complete Goes beyond all star charts. Great for good old fashioned star hopping. This app will help you find all the dso\'s your scope can pull in, even the largest scopes.
Attila Banto 2014-10-29

Great App It does pretty much everything I wanted to do. I suggested the authors some minor changes and they soon incorporated them in the next release.