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My Telescope Settings Explained

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How to access your telescope settings

The settings of your telescope can be accessed from the Homepage or through the Settings menu .

From the Homepage, if your telescope is connected to the app, tap on the telescope settings button to directly access your telescope's settings.

Or tap on the settings button (in the top right corner) on any main pages of the app (Homepage, Catalog, Science, or Gallery) to access the settings menu. Then select “My telescope” to access your telescope settings.

Here’s what you’ll find in your telescope settings once your telescope is connected to the app :

 

Telescope information

At the top of your telescope's settings page, you can see information about your telescope (whether you are connected as an operator or an observer, battery percentage, storage capacity, and telescope model). If the telescope is connected to the charger, you'll see the charging confirmation icon .

 

Park and turn off

You can park and turn off your telescope using the buttons shown in the image below.

Note: It is also possible to turn off your telescope by pressing 5 sec on the on/off physical button of the telescope, but it will not park.

 

Telescope Wi-Fi settings

Below, you can see your telescope Wi-Fi name (the 6 last characters correspond to your telescope serial number) and set your telescope Wi-Fi settings.

If you tap on Telescope Wi-Fi settings, you will be able to change the Wi-Fi name of your telescope and set up a password that will be asked to connect to it.

It is recommended to leave the Channel setting on AUTO. These are channels in the 2.4 GHz band. The telescope must communicate on one of them. "Auto" means that the telescope will choose the least congested channel itself, while trying not to interfere with other equipment using nearby channels.

 

User status

You can either release the operator status or request it if you are connected as an observer.

Learn more about the Observer/Operator status here : Operator and Observer Status Explained.

 

Data upload

If your telescope’s memory storage is more than 0%, you can upload your data to our server to share your observations with us if you want to participate in science missions, or in case you want to retrieve your RAW data (UniData Access : How to Download Your RAW Data?).

Learn more about upload in this article : Data storage & memory: About upload.

 

Sensor calibration

Tap the button, as in the image below, to make a sensor calibration. 

Learn more about sensor calibration in this article : Sensor calibration / Dark-Frame: How and Why.

 

Eyepiece focus (for our telescopes with an eyepiece)

Tap the button, as in the image below, to display a target overlay in the eyepiece.

The target displayed in the eyepiece will look like the picture below :

 

Telescope’s orientation

Tap the button, as in the image below, to start your telescope orientation.

Learn more about orientation in this article : How to Do the Telescope’s Orientation?

 

Other settings

You can tick the limit rotation option if you want to avoid straining on the charging cable while it is plugged into your telescope. This will limit the rotation of your telescope on its azimuth axis.

You can tick this option to change the default blue color of the LED indicator to red.

Finally, at the bottom of the telescope settings page, you'll find the serial number of your telescope and the version number of the firmware installed on it.

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