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[Feature Request] FoV Rotation Is Alt-Az And Should Be Celestial For Astrophotography

I use both Sky Safari and Starry Nights 8 - SN8 in my observatory. On SkySafari, the FOV rotates as the view slews - perfect! But, SN8 does not. I did not realize this until the other night when I took 2 hours 90 degrees off what I wanted. SkySafari was correct but SN8 was not. Is there a setting I have missed to make that happen?

Kevin

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    Kevin Phelan

    I have no idea what this means... does it mean it is being worked on?

    Kevin

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    Keiron Smith

    Kevin, 

    We will move this to feature requests, and it has been requested by others too.

    Thx!

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    Stéphane Dumont

    Yes, it is highly necessary and I requested it yesterday (I had not seen it had been already requested, sorry).

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    Jim Grubb

    I thumbs up this request.  Do I need to do anything except note it here?

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    David R.

    I also support this request.

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    Nwa

    Just Checking. Original request 12/3/20, Everyone who found this difficulty gets a great "Thx!" but there does not seem to be a resolution of the issue. Perhaps in SN P+ V9?

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    astromax80

    I also support this request! Strange that there are so few of us asking for it!

     

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    Graeme Smith

    Any news on when this might be fixed?  SkySafari Pro on my iOS devices operates correctly and that is about 15% of the price of Starry Night Pro Plus 8.  I've resorted to using free planetarium software on my Windows 10 based observatory as without proper Celestial Orientated FoV Rotation this software is almost useless for serious Astro Photography.  

    Also, I wouldn't call this a 'Feature Request', it's really more of a bug as I'm pretty sure previous versions of SN Pro handled this correctly.

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    Fernandez Black

    This is a highly prevalent issue & you are not the only one going through it. Other members including me have also been facing stuff like this for the last two years. An example is below:

    Any word on when this feature will be added back into the "upgrade" to SN8? It's been 4 months since I purchased the upgrade to SN8 and I still use SN7 for my astrophotography planning because the FOV in SN8 doesn't rotate as it would when an equatorial mount points to different locations in the sky. One does not purchase an "upgrade" and expect to lose long-standing features; it seems deceitful for you to have presented SN8 as an upgrade when features have regressed to the point of being unusable. So 4 months later I'm still waiting for you to add back an essential feature that makes SN useful for me as an astrophotographer. I might get back to my hobby of woodworking & mini engraving because this issue isn't really being woked on. Very disappointing.

    You can check the whole thread here:

    https://support.simulationcurriculum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360028765834--UX-Issue-FOV-Does-Not-Rotate-With-Object

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