Starry Night V7 | Request For Beta Testing Forum Access

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    Hi V7 Beta-testers!

     

    Update: APRIL 4rd 2014!

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                THE FORUMS ARE NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!  THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS:

                 PLEASE JOIN US:  https://support.simulationcurriculum.com/categories/20071844-Version-7

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    These additional beta-testing forums are restricted to approved beta-testers.  To apply to become a V7 beta-tester start here:

    How to Beta Test V7

     

    If you have been approved for beta-testing, and would like to additionally contribute to the beta-testing forum discussion please do the following:

     

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           You must login and request access to join the V7 forums

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    1.  Please create a support account.  You can sign up, or login with Google+, Facebook or Twitter:

    https://support.simulationcurriculum.com/access/unauthenticated?return_to=https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.simulationcurriculum.com%2F

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    So, Step #1 is to get signed into the Simulation Curriculum support website.

     

    2.  Once you are logged into the support forums please scroll to the bottom of this post and "Add a comment".  Just say "Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum".  Once you "Add a comment" to this post below access will be granted to the forums.  Note, you must already be an approved V7 beta-tester (see above).

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    So, Step #2 is to "Add a comment" at the bottom of this post.

     

     

    The following forums are now available for further beta discussion:

     

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                                    Telescope Control Forums

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    Telescope Control Forums for Meade, Celestron, Orion, etc.  Within each forum we will discuss telescope compatibility and V7.  

    Please post about the telescope setup that you are testing with V7 Beta.

    1. Telescope.
    2. Mount.
    3. USB2Serial cable.
    4. Operating System.
    5. SN7 version number (i.e. 7.0.0.56).

    Please discuss your success, or difficulties encountered, with V7 Beta telescope control.

    These telescope forums are here to help common telescope brand users communicate with one another to clearly identify and separate issues that originate in the hardware set up from any originating in V7 Beta.

    Ideally, I would like the telescope forums to act as a checklist - such that we can eventually confirm all telescopes as working with V7.

     

    The V7 telescope forums are found here:

    Celestron

    Meade

    Orion

    iOptron

    All other brands

    To post in the forum click the "Add Article" button (as seen below)

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    On Windows operating systems:

    Starry Night supports any equipment/mounts compatible with ASCOM.

    Visit http://www.ascom-standards.org to make sure you're updated to the latest version of Ascom 6.

    Visit http://www.ascom-standards.org/Downloads/ScopeDrivers.htm to make sure you have the most recent Ascom driver package that is compatible with your mount.

    Visit your mount manufacturer's website and make sure you have the latest firmware for the telescope/mount hand controller.

    Once you have completed the checklist above the procedure for connecting a telescope is as follows:

    1) Power on the telescope - and align it using the hand controller.
    2) Plug it into the computer.
    3) Start Starry Night.
    4) Open the Telescope tab and click Configure to choose your telescope.
    5) Click the Connect button.

     

    On Mac OSX operating systems:

    Starry Night drivers are already included with the installation.

    1) Power on the telescope - and align it using the hand controller.
    2) Plug it into the computer.
    3) Start Starry Night.
    4) Open the Telescope tab and click Configure to choose your telescope.
    5) Click the Connect button.

     

     

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                                     Universal Search Forum

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    This is the new search feature in V7.  Within this forum we will discuss common search queries, what is working, what needs to be improved, etc.  What searches are you performing that return empty results?   Does universal search return the results you expected? Are the results useful?  What search keywords would you like to be supported? Or feel are missing and important?

     

    The Universal Search forum is found here:

    Universal Search

    To post in the forum click the "Add Article" (as seen below)

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    Please note, all these forums are not a substitute for submitting direct tickets to the developers.  In order for your specific issues to be clearly identified and corrected throughout the beta-testing process please be sure to continue to submit tickets as usual.

    Thanks you to everyone for your continued contributions.  

    V7 is looking better and better everyday!

    Kind regards,

    Keiron Smith

    Starry Night / SkySafari / Simulation Curriculum

     

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      Tim Cole

      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum.

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      John Davidson

      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum

       

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      Mark Garth

      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum

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      Mark Garth

      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum

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      918kawilson

      I'm an approved beta tester who would like access to the forum.

       

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      Azam Noor

      I'm an approved beta tester who would like access to the forum.

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      Jim Spinner
      Hi, I'm in the beta test program, can I have access to the forum please. Jim
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      Steve Marion

      I'm an approved beta tester who would like access to the forum

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      Jim Spinner
      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum
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      Guy Mallette

      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum

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      Keiron Smith

      Hi Beta Testers,

      Have you had a chance to test SN7 with your telescopes yet?  We would really appreciate your feedback.  A couple of you have started scope-specific discussions in the forum already.

      Please, when you have a chance, let us know how well the software is performing.

      Thanks so much!

      Keiron

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      Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D.

      I am looking for access to the beta test forums.

       

      Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D.

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      Jeffry Turner (DaltonSkyGazer)

      I am testing beta with my cgem mount and maxim dl 5.  Testing over next few days.

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      Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D.

      I routinely use SNPP to make movies for presentations.  It is one of the reasons SN is an essential educational tool.  Has that function been eliminated?

       

      Terry - W6LMJ

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      Michael Blosser

      Hi, I am an approved beta tester and would like access to the forum.

      Thank you,

      Michael Blosser

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      Tim Cole

      Good point, Terry. I'd assumed the movie-making feature hadn't been implemented yet, but perhaps that's a bad assumption. I use the movie feature for education, too. I'd hate to see it discontinued.

       

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      Michael Blosser

      I am an approved beta tester and need access to the forums

      Thank you,

      Michael Blosser

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      Michael Blosser

      Hi, I am an approved bet-tester and would like access to the forum.

      Thank you,

      Mike Blosser

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      Phyllis Lang

      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum

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      Mark Higgins

      Hi, I am an approved bet-tester and would like access to the forum.

       

      Mark

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      Lawrence

      "Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum".  

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      Keiron Smith

      Hi Beta-Testers.  The V7 Forums are not available to everyone.  No need to apply.  Just go here:

      https://support.simulationcurriculum.com/categories/20071844-Version-7

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      Nick Anzelino

      Hi I'm an approved beta-tester that would like access to the forum.

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      Keiron Smith

      Update: APRIL 4rd 2014!

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                  THE FORUMS ARE NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!  THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS:

                   PLEASE SIGN IN TO THE SUPPORT WEBSITE HERE <-----

                  THEN VISIT THE FORUMS HERE:  https://support.simulationcurriculum.com/categories/20071844-Version-7

                  BOOKMARK THOSE LINKS!

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