Due to the limitations of SkyView (~10 deg of FoV; slow response time; up-time issues; subject to US government shutdowns), SGPro now prefers the Aladin/HiPS services. While the DSS2 catalog is still used, the MFW will now prioritize color surveys, but you can prefer grayscale in the “Other” menu of the MFW. If HiPS services are down, SGPro will fetch from SkyView.
As a bonus, Aladin/HiPS is pretty fast and can fetch very wide FoVs. The new limit for FoV is currently 100 degrees. Not sure if it will stay there… SGPro has some trouble drawing on a field that big.
Personally, I don’t like the color survey… I think it looks too busy and it interferes with my ability to quickly find the boundaries of the area I want to capture. If most people feel this way, I will make it the default and allow you to choose color canvases if you like that.
Also… I am willing to call SGPro 3.1 close to stable now. As such, I have no intention of porting this change to SGPro 3.0. If you would like immediate access to the MFW, please download and use the 3.1 beta. If, for some reason, 3.1 suffers an unforseen setback in its release, I will release it for 3.0.