Scope Equipment

Use the Equipment settings to enter information about your telescopes, eyepieces, finder scope, and/or camera(s). SkySafari uses this information to display the field of view of your equipment. And you can select this equipment when logging observations of objects.

SkySafari comes with some built-in lists of equipment, as examples. You can delete these, and/or add your own equipment. To edit any equipment list, tap the Edit button in the upper right corner of the screen.

Telescopes

This section lists your telescopes. To add a new telescope, tap the Add Telescope button below the list, then enter the following:

When you're done entering your telescope's information, tap the Done button. To cancel without entering anything, tap the back button to return to the Equipment list.

Eyepieces

This section lists your eyepieces. To add a new eyepiece, tap the Add Eyepiece button below the list, then enter the following:

Binoculars & Finders

This section lists your binoculars and finder scopes. To add a new binocular or finder, tap the Add Binocular or Finder button below the list. Then enter the following:

Cameras

This section lists your camera equipment. You can enter information for film cameras, CCDs, DSLR cameras, or any device with a rectangular image sensor - or more than one image sensor. For CCD cameras that have a separate guide sensor and main image sensor, enter the information for each sensor separately.

Barlows and Focal Reducers

This section lists your barlows and focal reducers. To add a new barlow or focal reducer, tap the Add Barlow or Focal Reducer button below the list, then enter the following:

Editing Equipment Lists

You can rearrange and delete items in an equipment list. Here's how.

On iOS, tap the Edit button at the top of the screen. Then tap and drag the "grip" icon on the right side of the equipment item to move it around the screen. Tap and drag the - (minus) icon on the left side of the item to delete it. Tap the End Edit button at the top of the screen when you're finished.

On Android, tap the Edit link at the top of the screen. Up/down arrows and a trash can appear at the bottom of the screen. Then tap the equipment item you want to move or delete. Use the up/down arrows to move the item in the list, or tap the trash can to delete it. When finished, tap the End Edit link at the top of the screen.