Preparing visual observations
After a few sessions I download all my observations, import them into MS Access, and make a nice table with:
Total number of obs. / starname / JD of last obs. / Mag. of last obs. / was it a fainther than (0 or 1) / startype / Name of campaign or program it is in.
An example for khi and SS Cyg makes it a bit clearer:
21 | khi Cyg | 2456223,27 | 131 | 0 | M | Legacy
38 | SS Cyg | 2456223,27 | 122 | 0 | UGSS | -
With the table sorted by date, it gives me a good idea of the stars that I do and don't need to observe again (because it wasn't long enough ago), what order of magnitude I can expect (don't need binoculars on faint Mira's), if it's an "important" star (included in a campaign, on the legacy list, ...), ...
And of course it's nice to see how many times I have observed a star and how long ago this was. At the back of the list are the supernovas :-).
I actually hate MS Access. Wouldn't this be a nice feature in Webobs? Something like a "Make overview" button? :-)