Android and Amazon Fire ExploreStars has been updated #ExploreScientific #ExploreStars


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 
Edited

If you are not already aware, for those that use the Android, and Amazon Fire version of ExploreStars on your tablet, we have released an updated version of the application that has corrected a minor error in the catalog positions for stellar and deep sky objects. We found that the precession calculation was not being applied for these objects to convert from the catalog J2000 position to the JNOW position. We have also improved the ephemeris calculation for solar system  objects. You will find the updated application in the Google Play Store, or on the Amazon store, just search for ExploreStars.

--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


brian skinner
 


-- Hi Jerry, tried to update the Android ES App as per your notice. I'm not being given an install option on Google Play as is normally the way I believe to update the app. Kind regards.
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
Skywatcher 72ed pro
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Hi Brian,

Try uninstalling your existing ExploreStars first. I know it works as i uninstalled and reinstalled it at least twice today with no problems on my three year old Galaxy Tab A. 

Thanks 
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


brian skinner
 


-- Many thanks Jerry, will do
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


brian skinner
 


-- Hi Jerry, the app has now disappeared from Play Store!
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Hi Brian,

I don't know what you saw earlier, but the ExploreStars app is definitely in the Google Play Store, I am looking at it now on the Google Play Store app on my Galaxy Tab A Android Tablet. The date on it is February 27, 2021
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


brian skinner
 


-- Thanks again Jerry, just reloaded from Play Store successfully. Kind regards,  Brian
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


brian skinner
 

Hi (again) Jerry. As previously informed you I have successfully downloaded the latest ExploreStars app but am unable now to successfully download the also recently updated database. I have managed to download the Image files but the sqlite file is missing. I have tried several times to download the database, first onto my Windows 10pc but each time the sqlite file is missing! Also I have noticed that the ES App is showing the same release number as my previous saved version so I'm wondering whether there is an issue with this as well.

I am attempting these downloads from the Explore Scientific Web site itself. Can you advise please.

Many thanks, Brian
--
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


brian skinner
 


-- Hi Jerry, an update regarding sqlite file. I have now managed to download and unzip the database including an old version (I assume) of the sqlite file, but this is dated 2019 and doesn't open the latest database under the ES App!
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


brian skinner
 


--Hi Jerry, after many attempts now to download the Explore Stars zipped database file I am at a loss now. Each download only includes the image folder and three text files, no sqlite file. This is occurring on both my Windows 10 pc and my Samsung TAB A  android tablet.... Can you advise please. Many thanks
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


Jeff Hogan
 

Brian,

 

I do not believe that the sqlite is part of the play store download.  I believe all that is on the download is exactly what you got.

 

Please visit this page:

 

http://www.explorestars.com/downloads.html

 

You’ll noticed there is an “app download” and an “app database download”.  What’s on the playstore is the “app database”. 

Looking at the dates of the above I can’t be certain they are the most current; but, the downloads from the playstore are just the images

 

*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

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--Hi Jerry, after many attempts now to download the Explore Stars zipped database file I am at a loss now. Each download only includes the image folder and three text files, no sqlite file. This is occurring on both my Windows 10 pc and my Samsung TAB A  android tablet.... Can you advise please. Many thanks
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Hi Jeff,

The datafiles for the Android app are not part of the play store download, it is a separate zip file that you need to load onto your microSD card and insert it into your device. The easiest way to download and install the files onto your microSD card is to use the PMC-Eight Configuration Manager available here.

https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/files/User%20Contributions/PMC8_ConnectionManagerBeta104.zip

--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Jeff Hogan
 

Thanks Jerry

 

I was just responding to the user who couldn’t find the “sqlite” on the playstore download.  My only point to him was that I don’t believe that’s part of the playstore download and that’s why he can’t find it.

 

*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

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Hi Jeff,

The datafiles for the Android app are not part of the play store download, it is a separate zip file that you need to load onto your microSD card and insert it into your device. The easiest way to download and install the files onto your microSD card is to use the PMC-Eight Configuration Manager available here.

https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/files/User%20Contributions/PMC8_ConnectionManagerBeta104.zip

--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering
Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes
: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras
:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc
: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software
: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


brian skinner
 


-- Thanks Jeff, yes I understand the Play Store only covers the ES App. I have downloaded the app several times now, both from Play Store and the ES site. I don't think the problem is the app, rather the dB zip file which I have downloaded several times from the ES website and on every occasion has not contained the sqlite file. At present my ExploreStars folder contains an sqlite file dated 2019 which I retrieved from an earlier dB download. I am now thinking I need to somehow download a later version of this file which has also been updated as part of the dB update, but as I say, so far this has not been possible!
I have tried downloading the dB both directly onto my tablet and  my Windows10 PC, again without the sqlite file being included.
Kind regards
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


Luke
 

I don't understand why it cannot be one app for everything...


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-- Thanks Jeff, yes I understand the Play Store only covers the ES App. I have downloaded the app several times now, both from Play Store and the ES site. I don't think the problem is the app, rather the dB zip file which I have downloaded several times from the ES website and on every occasion has not contained the sqlite file. At present my ExploreStars folder contains an sqlite file dated 2019 which I retrieved from an earlier dB download. I am now thinking I need to somehow download a later version of this file which has also been updated as part of the dB update, but as I say, so far this has not been possible!
I have tried downloading the dB both directly onto my tablet and  my Windows10 PC, again without the sqlite file being included.
Kind regards
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor

--
Mounts:       ES PMC-Eight G11 - upgraded with OPWB on both RA and DEC
                     EXOS-2 GT PMC-EIGHT
Scopes:       Televue NP127IS with HSM20 and focuser boss II - Questar field model 3.5 - Takahashi FC76 classic MC Starbase Tokyo edition - Takahashi FOA60Q - Zeiss telementor - Lomo Astele 150mm
Cameras:     ZWO ASI071 PRO
                     ZWO ASI 290
Misc:            Televue 0.8 X  Focal Reducer - ZWO ASIAIR-PRO
Eyepieces:  Pentax - Masuyama - Televue - Takahashi - Vixen
Software:     Starry night PRO 8  - Nebulosity - Topaz studio - Sharp cap


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 11:24 AM, Luke wrote:
I don't understand why it cannot be one app for everything...
Hi Luke,

I don't understand what you mean by that. Can you elaborate?
 
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Luke
 

Hi Jerry, 
What I mean is the fact that explore star app in Android is separate from the data base that you need to download and install on a specific place.  I know you said it was android requirements but at the same time other app ie ASI AIR do their update and data base all in one app,  same for sky safari and probably others.  I saw over the months/ years that this question of how to install comes up quite often.  It would save a lot of questions and time and effort to download and just go.  
Take care. 
Luc


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On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 11:24 AM, Luke wrote:
I don't understand why it cannot be one app for everything...
Hi Luke,

I don't understand what you mean by that. Can you elaborate?
 
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


--
Mounts:       ES PMC-Eight G11 - upgraded with OPWB on both RA and DEC
                     EXOS-2 GT PMC-EIGHT
Scopes:       Televue NP127IS with HSM20 and focuser boss II - Questar field model 3.5 - Takahashi FC76 classic MC Starbase Tokyo edition - Takahashi FOA60Q - Zeiss telementor - Lomo Astele 150mm
Cameras:     ZWO ASI071 PRO
                     ZWO ASI 290
Misc:            Televue 0.8 X  Focal Reducer - ZWO ASIAIR-PRO
Eyepieces:  Pentax - Masuyama - Televue - Takahashi - Vixen
Software:     Starry night PRO 8  - Nebulosity - Topaz studio - Sharp cap


Jeff Hogan
 

I’m with Luc here.   It was very easy for me to find an install off of Google Play

 

The actual ExploreStars App that I had to get on Windows was ridiculously complicated to find.   I have 3 different Microsoft Accounts because of my profession (multiple schools): but, I had to create a 4th personal account to get the software.

 

I couldn’t understand why it couldn’t just be downloaded off of your servers and why it had to be tied to a Windows Store.

This is the only program I have ever had to use the Windows Store to get.

 

 

 

*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

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Hi Jerry, 

What I mean is the fact that explore star app in Android is separate from the data base that you need to download and install on a specific place.  I know you said it was android requirements but at the same time other app ie ASI AIR do their update and data base all in one app,  same for sky safari and probably others.  I saw over the months/ years that this question of how to install comes up quite often.  It would save a lot of questions and time and effort to download and just go.  

Take care. 

Luc


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On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 11:24 AM, Luke wrote:

I don't understand why it cannot be one app for everything...

Hi Luke,

I don't understand what you mean by that. Can you elaborate?
 
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering
Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes
: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras
:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc
: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software
: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


--
Mounts:       ES PMC-Eight G11 - upgraded with OPWB on both RA and DEC
                     EXOS-2 GT PMC-EIGHT
Scopes:       Televue NP127IS with HSM20 and focuser boss II - Questar field model 3.5 - Takahashi FC76 classic MC Starbase Tokyo edition - Takahashi FOA60Q - Zeiss telementor - Lomo Astele 150mm
Cameras:     ZWO ASI071 PRO
                     ZWO ASI 290
Misc:            Televue 0.8 X  Focal Reducer - ZWO ASIAIR-PRO
Eyepieces:  Pentax - Masuyama - Televue - Takahashi - Vixen
Software:     Starry night PRO 8  - Nebulosity - Topaz studio - Sharp cap


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Hi Luke,

Of course we would be doing that if it was possible, but both the Windows app store and the Google Play store set requirements for user experience downloading and installing applications that require the app to install quickly. This means that the amount of data that can be installed with the application is very limited. That is why we have to separate the very large object database we have from the application. 

We always try and do things that make it easy for our customers. If the platform we are working with restrict us in certain ways we have to make an engineering decision on how to bring the features we want our customers to enjoy via a work around that may not be the most convenient for our customers. We think the greater good of bringing the feature to our customer is outweighed by the temporary inconvenience that the work around causes. Different people will have different opinions about weighing one against the other, but as the manufacturer we make the decision which way to go and we deal with the consequences of our decisions.

Thanks.
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 02:14 PM, Jeff Hogan wrote:
I couldn’t understand why it couldn’t just be downloaded off of your servers and why it had to be tied to a Windows Store.

This is the only program I have ever had to use the Windows Store to get.
HI Jeff, 

I can understand you not understanding because you don't know the development history of the ExploreStars application. ExploreStars was originally developed in 2013 in the heyday of Windows 8. WIndows 8 was an atrocious version of windows where they tried to force the desktop operating system to work like a phone application. These were very restricted applications (security wise, and other ways) called Metro apps that did not give you any direct access to the hardware on your desktop and forced you to only be able to download and install applications from the Windows Store. This is still where we are with the Windows version of ExploreStars and this is why you have to go there to get it.

Why we have not released a better  version of the Windows app for the windows tablet is because there isn't any real demand for it and we concentrated our resources (which are fewer than most of our customers realize) on the Android and iPad platforms.
 
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!