Observing Sessions Help


    A Session lets you collect your observations into groups that span a few hours, or a few nights. For example, you might want to organize a single night's observations from your favorite dark sky site into a session. Sessions can be viewed and created in the Sessions view by tapping Observe on the Toolbar and selecting Sessions.

    Creating A New Observing Session

    To create a new session, tap the Create New Session button at the top of the Sessions view. Then fill out the information:

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

    • Site - tapping provides a choice of locations to choose from, including your current location.

    • Start Time - tap to set the start time of your session. By default the time is set to when the session was created.

    • End Time - tap to set the end time of your session.

    • Comments - any particular notes about the site that you want to save. For example, "Astronomers and mosquitos don't mix at this site."

    Deleting An Observing Session

    You can delete Observing Sessions if the session is not referenced by observations. 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 item 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 item 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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