Details screen

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The Details module presents all of the offline information available for selected object (Figure 7).

An object to show details for could be selected in the Object Selection module, Observations Lists module, Star Chart module and several other places throughout the DSO Planner user interface. Watch for "Details" buttons and menu items.

The module will automatically search

  • user databases for objects with the same name;
  • internal databases for the same object even if it's named differently;
  • Steve Gottlieb Notes for extended notes on selected object.

If any alternative databases has additional information for the object the "More" button will pop up at the bottom of the module screen. Tap it to show the information found. For each new match found only custom fields will be displayed.


That is a straightforward way to supplement object data from any existing database with the additional data you want to have available at hands. For example, if you want to supplement the integrated NGCIC database with your own object name (i.e. in your native language) and some colorful images - you could create a standard DSO user database with additional text and images folder path columns and populate it with data using Import functions and USB file transfer. Now, the Details screen for any NGCIC object will show its other name and the gallery of images. See the [[ |corresponding use case]] for more details.

The module provides Info panel with position angle and separation for each component for double stars from Yale Bright Star Catalog, WDS and database of Brightest Double Stars. For about 1000 double stars position angle and separation are recalculated using known orbital parameters of double systems.

Available information:

  • Other Designations. Object names from database of objects' cross-match names (from other catalogs)
  • Double Star Info. Position angle and separation for each component
  • Type. [node15.html#object_types Object type]
  • Magnitude. Object magnitude
  • Dimension. Object dimension in minutes
  • PA. Object position angle
  • Per EP visibility. A set of object [node15.html#object_vis visibilities] for different eyepieces
  • Location. Current latitude and longitude of observer location
  • Local time. Device time for which object position is calculated. It is set in [node5.html#sky_chart_time Star Chart]. Device timezone is taken into account for calculations
  • Constellation. Object constellation
  • Az/Alt. Object azimuth and altitude at local time
  • Transit. Time of object transit and its maximum altitude
  • Rise. Object rise time[#foot876 9]
  • Set. Object set time

Buttons at the bottom:

  • Star Chart/Lock. Switch to [node5.html#sky_chart Star Chart] with the object centred. If Details Screen is called from Star Chart button function changes to ''Lock''. ''Lock'' fixes the object on the Star Chart so that you can not select any other object. Return back to Details screen and press ''Unlock'' to unlock it
  • Image. Show images for both Ngc objects and user database objects containing images
  • Notes. Show all [node12.html#note_screen observation notes] for selected object
  • Add. Add selected object to the current observation list. The button is hidden if the object is already in the current observation list

[node15.html#bluetooth_go_to GoTo] button at the upper right corner appears when bluetooth connection with a telescope is set.


... images[node7.html#tex2html15 8]
Just press on the filename in the photo field
... time[node7.html#tex2html16 9]
''n/r'' - never rising, ''n/s'' - never setting