Observation Manager 1.321 released

January 7, 2015 14 comments

Hi all,

it’s been a while, but Observation Manager is still active.

As a proove, here’s new release containing:

  • Bugfixes
  • Minor feature improvements
  • New translations: polish, brazilian portuguese and frensh got improved
  • New XLS stylesheet (SLIM) by¬†Jean-Charles Schmidt

Download the latest version as usual at:





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Observation Manager 1.221 released

March 10, 2013 2 comments

Hi all,

Observation Manager 1.221 was just released.
Please update to the new version to receive a bunch of bug fixes:

Skychart search work slightly better (…but still not perfect)
Skychart gets launched (if not already started)
– Fix issue in Julian date conversion
and other small fixes

Download the latest version as usual at:




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Observation Manager 1.121 is out!

December 28, 2011 1 comment

Observation Manager 1.121 is out!

Finally the new version of Observation Manager is out.
The new version contains:
– Bugfixes
– Online version update checks
– Better SkyChart integration
– FULL <OAL> 2.1 support
– 9 languages: English, German, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Spanish

Download the new version now!

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New language available: Spanish

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Spanish flag With the amazing work of Gonzalo Cao Cabeza de Vaca, Observation Manager is now translated into spanish (in version
1.121). As ~450 million people in the world speak spanish, this is a tremendous step forward in making Observation
Manager available to its users in their mother tongue.

Spanish is the 9th language, in which you can run Observation Manager.
Wanna make your mother tongue no. 10? Contact me!

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Italian Translation available

September 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Besides the already announced finnish translation in 1.121, the new version will also contain an italian translation.
Again a user volunteered to translate Observation Manager into his mother tongue. Thanks Luigi Pirozzi for your efforts,
making Observation Manager better accessible for italian speaking users!

You’re missing your mother tongue? Contact me to translate Observation Manager!

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Finnish translation

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Thanks to the great work of Kaj Mustikkamäki, Observation Manager 1.121 will provide a finnish translation.

If Observation Manager is currently not available in your mother tongue, and you’d like to translate it, please contact me!

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Observation Manager in numbers

September 15, 2011 6 comments

I recently did some analysis of Observation Manager, which brought up some interesting facts and numbers, I’d like to share: (all Numbers/facts from Sep. 2011)

  • Total lines of code: 62.786 (where Java makes 76% of the code, 13% is XSL Transformations)
  • Number of downloads: 11.414 (Observation Manager complete, or parts of it)
    • Top 10 download countries: Germany, followed by the U.S., France, Italy, Russia, Croatia, Australia, Brazil, Ukraine and the U.K.
    • Majority of users use: Windows
    • Every month adds ~100+ new downloads
  • 8 Languages are supported: English, German, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Dutch, Finnish, Italian

I started Observation Manager as a tiny tool, i could use personally for my astro observations. I’m still overwhelmed of what Observation Manager is today.

So keep using Observation Manager, spread the word about it, link it, tell me what you like and tell me what’s missing/what doesn’t work for you.



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