Help making a Custom Panoramic Horizon in The Sky6
Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:40 AM
I'd really like to use this feature with my CCD Navigator program since my FOV is limited around my 360° horizon. I know basically how it's done per the manual, and have done it, but the issue I'm having is trying to figure out the height of a tree or rooftop relative to the mount/scope position and inserting that info into the Horizon file.
Can anyone guide me thru this or help?
Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:01 AM
Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:14 AM
Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:25 AM
In TheSkyX it's the "TheSkyX->Telescope->Telescope Limits->Lower Altitude Limit->Follow Telescope" checkbox.
You then use the hand controller or what have you to slew the telescope around. Wherever the telescope is pointed is what is drawn / defines the limit.
Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:48 AM
I want to use my telescope to draw my local horizon line using the position of the telescope. Is this possible?
Use TheSky6's Telescope | Line Editor to draw your local horizon line. Here's how to configure TheSky6 to do so:
1. Turn off the "photographic horizon" by clicking View | Real Mode Options and then clear the "Horizon Picture" option. User-defined horizons are not shown unless the photographic horizon is turned off.
2. Click Telescope | Setup, select your telescope from the list and then click OK.
3. Click Telescope | Link | Establish.
4. If required for your telescope, synchronize the telescope at a known point, preferably near the local horizon.
5. Slew the telescope to a "starting position" (such as due south) to draw the local horizon.
5. Click Telescope | Line Editor, and then click the "Horizon Line" option and the "Continuously Follow Telescope" option.
6. Use the telescope's hand paddle to slew the telescope. The local horizon will be drawn based upon the position of the telescope's cross hairs on the Virtual Sky.
Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:21 PM