4. Controlling The Telescopes

| Featured Missions | Slooh 1000 | Constellations | Advanced Mission | Member Mission Info |


Featured Missions

Featured Missions are a list of pre-set missions to featured objects that are easy to join. Select the "Missions" tab. Once down in your "Missions" section, select the "Join Mission" button, to be added to the mission roster of any of the featured objects you select.


Slooh 1000

 

To view, an object in the Slooh 1000 select the Observatory Icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and click on "Mission Setup" in the sidebar. Alternatively: You can select the "Missions" tab from your dashboard and click the "Mission Setup" button.

Once in the Mission Setup screen:

  1. Select the Slooh 1000 tab

  2. Choose a category and an object.
  3. After you have the desired setup, select "Preview" to review your mission set-up.
  4. Choose "Schedule Mission" when ready.


We are always looking for great objects to add to the Slooh 1000. If you want to suggest a new Slooh 1000 object, send us the following information:

  1. Object Name.
  2. Object Designation (usually catalog number).
  3. Description.
  4. Why you think it's worthy of the Slooh 1000.
  5. An image of the object you've captured.

Constellation

  1. Select the "Constellation" tab.
  2. Choose a category and an Object.
  3. After you have the desired setup, select "Preview" to review your mission set-up.
  4. Choose "Schedule Mission" when ready.

Advanced Missions - Catalog and Coordinate

You can set up your mission in different ways. First, select "Mission Setup" and choose from one of the following options:

Catalog:


    • Select the "Catalog" tab.
    • Choose a catalog from the drop-down menu.
    • Enter a designation. Choose "Check Visibility".
    • Select your Image Processing preset.
    • Once you have a visible object, select "Preview" to review your mission set-up.
    • Choose "Schedule Mission" when ready.

Coordinate: 


    • Select the "Telescopes" tab.
    • Choose which telescope you want to use.
    • Select an open time slot or join an existing mission.
    • If you choose your time slot, click on the "By Coordinates" tab.
    • Use the drop-down menu to select the object type.
    • Fill in the coordinates.
    • Enter target name (this is optional).
    • Select an appropriate image processing preset.
    • Check visibility. If the object is visible, select "Preview" to review your mission set-up.
    • Choose "Schedule Mission" when ready.

Note: The above methods are a part of "Advanced Missions" and not all account types will be able to use these methods. 


Member Mission Info

  • When Trying To Request a Mission I Get the Message ‘User Is Not Authorized To Schedule Member Missions’?
    You are probably attempting to reserve a mission via the telescope schedule directly. This can only be used to create missions for Apprentice and Astronomer level members. Likewise, if you click the ellipses (...) at the top right-hand corner of a mission panel, and try to "RoboSnap" a mission -  this feature is only available for Apprentice or Astronomer members, so you would receive the same message if you don't belong to one of those tiers.


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