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Starry Night 6 Pro | Error Message: Failed to create or open the plugin's registry area (Solution: Run As Admin)

Telescope mount = Celestron AVX

Telescope = Explore Scientific 104mm APO

Operating System = Windows 8

ASCOM version - 6.2

Error message = "Failed to create or open the plugin's registry area"

Upon opening Starry Nights I select the "Telescope" tab, then click on "Configure." The ASCOM Telescope Chooser opens, and I select "Celestron Telescope Driver." Under "Properties" I ensure a COM port is selected, then press "OK." That's when I get the error code. 

I must be missing something in the User Guide. Please help.


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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Kelly, 

    Please right click on the Starry Night app icon and choose "Run as Admin" - the error message will go away.

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    Kelly Anderson

     I did that and Starry Night now works fine. Thanks, Keiron, I appreciate the help.

    Best regards,


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    Keiron Smith

    You're welcome, Kelly!

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