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Can A FOV Indicator Be Moved? Or Is It Always Centered In The Sky? (Answer: Always Centered)

I am trying to use Starry Nights to make graphics to teach framing camera shots for the upcoming 2024 total solar eclipse. To start out I have made a 50mm FOV rectangle and I can add it to the screen. But if I have the Starry Nights opened to show a flat landscape horizon at the bottom (149° x 86°) the FOV indicator is below the Sun which is at about 63 degrees for this eclipse simulating it from Waco, Texas.  I can find no way to "unlock" the FOV indicator and move it where I want it, up higher in the sky where the eclipse is occurring? I can only drag the Sun down into the FOV indicator and this severely bends the horizon.  Software Bisques, The SkyX allows this move of a FOV, but for what I am doing right now I like the graphics in Starry Nights 8 better.  Any suggestions?

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    Keiron Smith

    Gordon, 

    Please attach a screenshot here - and send me a SNF file.

    ksmith [@] simcur.com

    Thanks!

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    Keiron Smith

    Gordon,

    As a workaround, it may be possible to configure the Ascom telescope settings on Windows 10 to show your preferred FOV (via Ascom options, not Starry Night).  I do not have a Starry Night + Windows 10 + Ascom + telescope to check if possible.  But, from the screenshot below, you can see the telescope will track independently. 

    Sorry, I can't find a way to detach FOVs from the screen center.

    Thanks!

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