Observation logger for amateur astronomy

Registered by Matthew Gates on 2009-04-22

Observation logging integration into Stellarium: recording of observations into a small database, display of user-acquired images, sharing of observation data between users.

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treaves
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Started by
treaves on 2010-01-25

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The "full specification" in the Stellarium Wiki mentions the COMAST XML schema. It is called "OpenAstronomyLog" now and version 2.0 has been released recently:

http://groups.google.com/group/openastronomylog

It is licensed under the APACHE Software License 2.0, so a plug-in that uses it should be licensed under the GNU GPL v3 to be compatible with it and in the same time with Stellarium's "GPL v2 and later".

XML schemas are not supported by the Qt framework in the moment, but they will be in version 4.6:

http://qt.nokia.com/doc/4.6-snapshot/qt4-6-intro.html#xml-schema-validation

--Bogdan Marinov

I've started this. I looked at the OpenAstronomyLog, but thought it was a bit pedantic even for me. I have a good deal of what they have, but not everything. If we want to actually inter-operate, this can be changed. Thoughts?
--Timothy Reaves

2017-08-25
Unfortunately not much seemed to have happened in the last years :-(
OpenAstronomyLog has been moved to https://github.com/openastronomylog/openastronomylog
Compliance with this schema would be useful, I think, so that observation databases could be used by several programs.
--Georg Zotti

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