User Profiles store site specific information.  This is information is then stored in the FITs header of your saved images.  In general, this information is useful for astrometry measurement (or even for personal organization).  



Selecting a profile as "default" means that all new sequences will automatically use this profile.


Auto Populate:  If you have an Internet connection, you can attempt to auto locate your position.  Please be careful with this... sometime internet geoloaction is not so great.


Additionally, if you have a telescope (mount) connected, you can either:


  • Create a new user profile by clicking "Import to Scope" (this will query the scope for it's current latitude, longitude and elevation... must have been set by you in the past).
  • Use an existing profile to set the current location of the telescope (this is very useful if you set up in different locations).  Proper latitude and longitude are import for determining time until meridian flip.




Custom User Horizon


Used for specifying the horizon information for your site. 


  • Simple Horizon - A single altitude horizon for your entire site.  This is useful if your site is generally clear of obstructions below your minimum horizon (say 30 degrees)
  • Use a custom horizon - utilizes a customer horizon that has either been manually created in SGP or has been imported from a different source (source descriptions below)
    • Manual Creation - If your horizon only has a couple of obstructions then creating it manually is likely the best option.  


      • Manual Horizon Editor Controls:
        • Azimuth Width Drag Handles - moves that portion of the region. 
        • Azimuth Drag Handle - rotates the entire horizon 
        • Altitude Drag Handle - used to set the altitude of the obstruction. 
        • Flip - flips the overhead orientation of the horizon (0 becomes 180, 180 becomes 0)
        • Reset - resets back to the initial view
        • Split - active when a region is selected, clicking "Split" will divide the region into 2 regions. 
        • Merge - merges the adjacent regions together. 
      • Horizon Line Type - Used to identify the specific type of obstruction



    • Import - Used to import a horizon file. 

      • Horizon File Path - path to the file to import
      • Minimum Altitude - sets the minimum altitude to use.  For example if your horizon goes clear to 0 degrees in an area this will override that to be 25 degrees thus preventing SGP from imaging below 25 degrees. 
    • The following formats are supported:
      • Theodolite CSV - Obtained from the Theodolite App on a mobile device.  No modifications are necessary, the CSV can be imported as is. It is recommended to start your sweep at 0 degrees and rotate clockwise back through 0 degrees. 
      • HZN data - CSV with no headers, in the format of AZ, ALT: 


       0,24.30

1,24.20

2,24.50

3,25.00

4,25.00

5,25.90

6,26.30

7,27.10

8,27.10

9,27.90


      • Astro Physics HRZ format: 


# Points 360

# Az Alt

0 35

1 35

2 35

3 35

4 35

5 35

6 35