Setting Your Home Location & Changing Panoramas

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    The first time Starry Night runs, a dialog box opens that asks you to set your home location. Once you have done this, you do not need to change your home location unless you move.

    After initially setting your home location, if you decide to change/move to a different permanent location in Starry Night then look in File (PC) and in Starry Night 'program name' (Mac) ---> choose "Set Home Location" and follow the same process again.

    1. The List Tab

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    Click the List tab. This displays a huge database of cities throughout the world. Use the scrollbar on the right to look through the list. If your home city is listed, click on its name to highlight this city. Press the Select Panorama button to associate a landscape with your location.

    2. The Panorama

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    Scroll through the available panoramas and click on your choice.  The press the Select button to confirm panorama.

    Then press the Save As Home Location button to save the changes.  Congratulations, you're done!

    If your city is not listed, try entering your zip/postal code by pressing the Zip/Postal Code tab. If your city is still not listed, proceed to step 3.

    Tip: A list of astronomical observatories is included in the location list. To see this list, click on the Province column heading and scroll down to “Observatories”.

    3. Latitude & Longitude (for unlisted cities)

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    Click the Latitude/Longitude tab. Type in the name of your location and enter your latitude and longitude. You can enter these values in degrees, degrees & minutes, or degrees, minutes & seconds. Starry Night will convert your values to degrees and minutes.You must also enter the correct time zone. Time zones are calculated according to the time difference from London, England. For example, all communities on Eastern Standard Time are 5 hours behind London, so you would enter “-5 h” if you are on Eastern Standard Time. If you do not know your latitude, longitude, or time zone, click Lookup Lat/Long on Internet for Internet resources that will help you find this information.

    Once you have entered your co- ordinates, click the Add Location to List button.

    4. Add Location to List

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    This will open a window where you can enter your city, province/state and country. Press the Add Location button once you have entered this information, then press the Save As Home Location button.

    Tip: If you ever move and need to change your location (or if you initially enter your home location incorrectly), choose
    Set Home Location from the File menu (Windows) or the Starry Night menu (Macintosh) to enter a new home location.

    Comments

    • Avatar
      Don Latham

      WHY CAN"T I SIMPLY LOOK FOR A GPS ON A USB???????????????????????????????
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      John Smith

      THIS IS THE WORST!! PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!

      EVERY SINGLE VERSION HAS THE SAME STINKING PROBLEM WITH THE PANAORAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I'VE TRIED TO CHANGE LOCATION AND DEFAULT PANORAMA SEVERAL TIMES AND I CAN'T GET THE CHANGE TO STICK!!!! I HATE THIS CRAP!!!!!!

      WHY DOES HAVING A PANORAMA THAT LOKS LIKE NOTHING IN MY STATE ANNOY ME SO MUCH? I DON'T KNOW -- BUT BEING UNABLE TO CHANGE IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Keiron Smith

      If you need assistance with the panoramas please submit a ticket here:

      https://support.simulationcurriculum.com/anonymous_requests/new

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