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Offer Default Equipment List With Each Observing Session

I save all my observations in Sessions under SkySafari. I record each observation and this is typically 10-20 a night. However for each such observation I must separately select the equipment I use each time (scope, reducer and camera) when in fact they are identical for every observation I make. Is it possible to have a default set that you select at the beginning of your observations in a session and these are reused each time?

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    Keiron Smith

    Good idea, let's see what Kyle Hendicks thinks.

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    Chris

    The default behavior in SS is as you say, already.  What version of SS are you using and what operating system version?  Are you creating a session each night before starting and then seeing the observation auto select to that session as you create it?  

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    Chris Lee

    I am using the beta of SS7 on ipad 15.4.1. I do not start a session and then populate “live” as the night goes on. I create sessions days later and use written notes to recall which targets and at what time i observe. When i select a new session as part of my catalogue i can only populate place, start/end and comments. When i then go on to record an observation for this session i can add further details (target, conditions, equipment etc) but have to repeat all steps for any further observations. I also note that the start and end times of any added observation do not “default” to start and end times for the session itself which i had assumed would be self evident as a default?

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    Chris

    When I open SS7 (7.0.3 1041) on ipad, click an object, create new observation, choose equipment, exit out, click different object, create new observation, I DO see the equipment that I had previously selected on my first object already selected for the second object.  I'm using iOS 15.3.1.  Maybe Keiron could test and confirm. 

    One other note, the Choose Equipment screen could be much easier to use.  In SS6, it was one long menu of equipment instead of separate menus for each category. The problem was, each item you selected minimized this menu forcing you to go back to it and scroll again.  Ideally, you'd be able to select a telescope in the telescope category, maybe it places a check mark next to it when selected, then you'd scroll to eyepieces and select those, then barlows/cameras and so on, and when done you'd hit done or swipe the screen away.  One menu, one click, not one menu for every category.

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