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Technical Support / Re: Nightmode keyboard
« Last post by halx on July 20, 2018, 04:40:19 PM »
Another interesting keyboard is Hydrogen Keyboard Chrooma. It seems to be even better and allows to set up the application bond (so when you start the DSO Planner the Chrooma Keyboard will switch to the night mode automatically. But it looks like it's for newest Androids, Like N,O. I can't install it on Marshmallow (6.0) version OS.
Technical Support / Nightmode keyboard
« Last post by halx on July 20, 2018, 04:23:21 PM »
As you have probably noticed the integrated night mode keyboard in DSO planner is, well, sucks ;D It doesn't even have any multilingual support. We consider it a last resort solution, like when you have installed DSO Planner as a first astronomy app on your phone at the last moment before hitting rural roads to observe in the off-the-grid wilderness...

Making a full-blown IMEI (Android Input Option) is a serious project of its own. Fortunately, there are several options available on the Google Play which allow you to customize the Android system keyboard to your liking.

The most suitable keyboard for our night needs seems to be the FancyKey Keyboard. It's free and allows to configure and color your custom keyboard look and feel almost ideally for our task. See the picture above. The only problem is highlighted content, like the current mode and the key pressed (that blue ABC on the image). But that seems to be minor if you plan to type a lot and used to standard Android Keyboards.

I'm in contact with the developer trying to convince him to implement needed fixes/options. So stay tuned! Please don't hesitate to let everybody know if you are using any other good night keyboard with your Android!
Technical Support / Re: Search, Find function
« Last post by halx on October 31, 2016, 05:00:24 AM »
The issue will be fixed in the new version of DSO Planner. Meanwhile, please install the new Variable stars database, I have published here: You wouldn't have to struggle finding variables by name anymore. To be short - I haven't noticed that asterisk following the star names. Now it's removed with more bonuses (see that topic).
Technical Support / Re: Search, Find function
« Last post by halx on October 29, 2016, 05:04:36 PM »
It looks like you have just stumped a rare bug. We are on it right now. Meanwhile, you can use a workaround:
  • Tap Settings button from the main screen.
  • Select Objects Databases.
  • Select the VarStar line towards the end of the list.
  • Use the search function there: ss cep
Taping a record in that list will show the variable star selected on the Star Chart, however, without the proper marker. You will see an ordinary star "disk" from one of the integrated star catalogs.

I will let you know when the fix will be available.
Technical Support / Re: Search, Find function
« Last post by oldherl on October 29, 2016, 08:35:16 AM »
I can not find the variable star SS Cep (shown as "SS Cep *") with GCVS imported.
Maybe related to the partial search?
DSO Planner News / Re: Forum maintenance
« Last post by halx on October 29, 2016, 03:02:08 AM »
The Tapatalk plugin had been updated to the newest version.
DSO Planner News / Re: Documentation update
« Last post by halx on October 06, 2016, 09:03:11 PM »
The new Chapter "Troubleshooting" just added to the wiki documentation:
Technical Support / Re: Problem with Goto using a Skywatcher Dob
« Last post by kosh on September 24, 2016, 10:04:54 AM »

just sent and email with screenshots etc.
Technical Support / Re: Problem with Goto using a Skywatcher Dob
« Last post by leonid on September 24, 2016, 08:53:06 AM »

Do you have a manual  for your scope by chance that specifies the commands that need to be sent to the scope? My guess is that they are a little bit different for your scope than for the usual Sky Watcher.

If you have, could you please make a shot of relevant pages and send them to us ( or attach them here?

If not, I'll write to the manufacturer re protocol.

Re log, we could make a special .apk file for testing, but it seems that the issue is just the correct command to be used.

By the way, did you try Scope Go in Star Chart? It should center the screen on the sky part where your scope points.
Technical Support / Re: Problem with Goto using a Skywatcher Dob
« Last post by kosh on September 24, 2016, 08:31:57 AM »

thanks for getting back so quick. 

The version of DSP is: 3.2.0

I made the BT dongle myself using a Bolutek module.  Here is a ebay link to one that I think is equivalent:

My coordinates are:
S 34 45.7'
E 138 38.1'

Its all cloudy here  now so I've done the same experiment again indoors:  re-alignmed again (using fake alignment from starchart) and the results for all three stars are as above.  The time on the chart reads: 17:55.  Or more fully: 24th sep, 17:55 (GMT+9.30).

Is there a way for me to capture/log the actual commands being sent to the scope.  If so, that might make it easier for us to tell what is going wrong.

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