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Tutorial

1- The program screen

When you start the program you see the following screen:

On the top you have the standard menu: File, Edit, Tools, Help, and four menus with a icon: Connect, Focus, Capture and Sequence. The four menus with icons are the same as on the left tabbed menus.

These four tabbed menus are used for connecting the equipment, focusing the camera, take a capture or run a sequence of operation.

On the bottom left there is the visualisation control for the picture preview and on the right a text log with activity messages.

The taken or loaded images will be displayed in the middle.
The plate solving functions are available from the image right click menu.

The layout is under Tools customisables for either a small monitor or laptop. For example if you do not use a motorized rotator, you can uncheck the rotator entry under tools to simplify the Capture tab.

You can drag and drop every tool to another part of the screen. Just hold left mouse button down and drag the tool title to one of the screen border and drop it by releasing the mouse button.

If you have a large monitor, you can make all the controls visible at the same time without using the tabs.

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en/documentation/the_program_screen.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/17 16:08 by pch