Beta software is not just about stability… it is also where we will test out new ideas and gauge feedback prior to formal release.
22.214.171.124 will see a simplification of the target settings dialog. The left side of this dialog has always been the only part that truly contains settings for the target… the equally large right side is really just a set of tools to help you populate location data on the left. More than a few folks have shown some amount of confusion with this setup.
So… without further adieu, here is the refactored target settings dialog:
The old (as it exists now):
I like this simpler presentation without the tool set attached. You might be asking now…
- How do I easily populate the target location with solve data from another image (your own from a previous session, or any image really)?
- How do I easily populate the target location with web based data from an image I found on AstroBin or Flickr?
Good questions. To use file solve data, simply open the image you want to use, right click it and plate solve it. With the resultant dialog, you can transfer the results directly to any target you’d like:
As for using web URLs from AstroBin or Flickr, you can click the new text link on the settings dialog labeled “Populate from web link” (where “populate” refers to populating location data). This will provide a simple dialog that allows entry of and validation of said link:
I hope folks like this, but if the response is overwhelmingly negative, we can pretty easily change it back to the way it was.