Switching setup configurations

Hardware and software setups, autoguiding and plate solving parameters, etc..
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spectrasouth
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Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:22 am

Sometimes I need to switch between different cameras or other hardware and software configurations, so is it possible to do this in PRISM?

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Bernard
Hamza Touhami
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Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:54 am

Good morning Bernard

Thank you for your question. You can save different camera configurations and reload them as you please, this especially helpful someone with a CCD and a DSLR for example. The other pieces of hardware can be switched very easily in their respective tabs.

I am attaching the camera profile tab, you can see a save and load buttons at the bottom which enable you to have multiple camera profiles.

Please let me know if i can be of any further help.

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spectrasouth
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Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:53 pm

Hi Hamza,

Ok, I can now see how different camera configurations are saved, but is there anyway to save different complete (all hardware, software and Skychart settings) configurations? For example, if I want to use my laptop to run two different observatories (my situation) is there one loadable file unique to each observatory that I can load to restore all PRISM settings for that observatory?

Cheers,
Bernard
Hamza Touhami
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Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:35 pm

Hi Bernard

Yes, That feature is available and will produce a file that will include all your settings ( skychart, equipment, etc..). Go to Settings > Software setup management > Save software setup to file. This way, you can have multiple configuration at your fingertips.

Tip: I use dropbox as a universal medium to save my configuration files so they are accessible everywhere :D

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thanks for raising a great question.
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spectrasouth
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Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:52 pm

Excellent ... just what I was hoping to hear!

Cheers,
Bernard
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