Observing Sites Help

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    You can add your own favorite observing sites to SkySafari. Sites can be created in the Observing Sites view by tapping Observe on the Toolbar and selecting Sites.

    Creating A New Observing Site

    To enter a new site, tap the Create New Observing Site button at the top of the Observing Sites view. You can set the new site to your current location or choose a location from a list or map at the bottom of the view. To create a custom location, fill out the information:

    • Name - lets you add a title to your session.

    • Latitude - the geographic latitude of your observing site on the Earth's surface.

    • Longitude - the geographic longitude of your observing site on the Earth's surface.

    • Elevation - the elevation of your observing site above sea level in meters.

    • Standard Time Zone - the time offset in hours from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

    Tap Done when finished.

    Deleting An Observing Site

    You can delete Observing Sites if the site is not referenced by an Observing Session. Here's how.

    On iOS, tap the Edit button at the top of the screen. Then tap - (minus) icon on the left side of the site name to delete it. Tap the End Edit button at the top of the screen when you're finished.

    On Android, tap the Edit link at the top of the screen. A trash can appear at the bottom of the screen. Then tap the site you want to delete. Tap the trash can to delete it. When finished, tap the End Edit link at the top of the screen.

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