Re: [guide-user] Fine control over panning and zooming

Richard Mallett Feb 21, 2012

Reply to : Bill Gray

> Hi Richard,
>> Just to add to my previous message; drawing rectangles doesn't give very fine control
>> (at least, not on my laptop) so that's not an answer to the planets / Luna problem for me.
> You may have turned 'Fixed Levels' on in the Extras menu. This forces the rectangles
> to be the size of the twenty zoom levels in Guide (by default, 180 degrees, 90 degrees,
> and so on down to 1 arcsecond.)
> I suggest leaving 'Fixed Levels' off, and setting level 20 to have a size of .001
> arcsecond. Do this, and you can zoom in far beyond the realm of reason. Handy if
> you want to see Nix or Hydra (small moons of Pluto) as disks.
> -- Bill

No, Extras | Fixed Levels is unchecked. How do I set the size of the
zoom levels ? Settings | Level just selects the level.

How do I fine control the panning ? The up and down arrows shift the
screen way too much at a time for me. At level 4, the horizon is either
partly off the screen, or almost halfway up the screen.

Thanks for the info on bitmaps. It would be useful to have a list on
the website, especially if it changes as more information becomes available.

Richard Mallett
Eaton Bray, Dunstable
South Beds. UK