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SkySafari 6 Plus| How To Make A Rectangular Camera FOV Display

I have entered correct parameters for telescope and camera (rectangular chip) in Sky Safari 6 plus but cannot get anything but a circular FOV indicated on screen. Several friends  use sky safari 4 regularly for planning astro-imaging sessions and have rectangular FOVs shown on their screens. They cannot fix my problem in 6. How do I get a rectangular FOV displayed in Sky Safari 6 plus?? I am using an iPad with ios 9.3.5

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    Bill Tschumy

    M.J.,

    I suspect you are doing something incorrect because this should just work.

    1. First you need to configure a FOV indicator to use a scope and a camera.

    2. Then you need to turn the FOV indicator ON.

    3. To see if it is working, enable "Show Even if Not Connected to Telescope".

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    M.J. Post

    Bill - I, too, suspect I'm doing something wrong but can't figure it out. Under settings, Appearance and Behavior I have turned on Show Coordinates and FOV

     

    Under Settings, Telescope I have designated Celestron CGX and Equatorial Mount

     

    On toolbar under Observe and Scope Display I have set up a custom FOV with aperture 279 mm, focal length 620 mm, and camera dimensions of 36.0 x 24.1 mm.  At the top of the edit menu for the custom FOV I am given a choice to turn on a 1.0 deg (circular) FOV but I do not (leave it unchecked).  The slider for the lowest custom FOV is turned on, the same FOV I just gave parameters for.  All other sliders are turned off.

     

    When I look at the Sky Safari display centered on some object, a get a FOV indicator but it is circular and labeled 1 deg.

     

    Where did I go wrong?

    MJ

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    Bill Tschumy

    Hard to say where you are going wrong.  If you attach a screen capture of the Scope Display settings (that has the list of FOV indicators), I can probably see what is wrong.

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    M.J. Post

    Figured it out!  I didn't know you had to turn on the indicated telescope and camera by tapping the far right side of those respective boxes.  Now it works well and is very useful in planning my imaging nights!

     

    Suggestion:  It would be more obvious if there was a an on-off slider on the right side of those boxes so a dufus like me would know some action must be taken.

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    Bill Tschumy

    The appropriate UI element in this case is a set of radio buttons.  Unfortunately, iOS doesn't offer that.  In all cases I've seen, Apple recommends the check mark like we use to indicate this.

    Glad you got it figured out.

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