General

The General Settings tab allows you to manage N.I.N.A. in terms of all general settings. Settings here affect the whole application.

The general settings tab

  1. Profiles

    • Lists all user defined N.I.N.A. profiles
    • The name of the currently loaded profile can be changed using the form to the right (3)
  2. Profile Buttons

    • The user may add, duplicate, delete or load a profile using these buttons
    • Another profile cannot be loaded if the current one is preoccupied taking exposures
  3. Name and Language settings

    • Sets the name of the currently loaded and active user defined profile
    • The Language setting changes most labels, tooltips and buttons to the specified language

      Currently English (UK/US), German (Germany) and Italian (Italy) are supported

  4. Auto Update Source

    • Selects which version branch to check for updates
    • Currently there are 3 version branches, Nightly, Beta and Release

      Nightly offers the latest developments including bugfixes and feature additions. These builds are not as well tested as the beta or released versions but should be stable for imaging runs

      Beta versions are considered feature complete and are typically very stable. They will undergo a series of testing and bugfixing with incremental updates before becoming a release version

      Release offers the most reliability and stability for your imaging runs

  5. Update Availability Notification

    • If an update is out for the currently selected release branch set in (4), then this notification will display
    • Clicking on it will download and run the update wizard
  6. Sky Atlas & Survey Directory Settings

    • If the Sky Atlas images have been downloaded, N.I.N.A. must be pointed to them by setting the directory here
    • Survey images downloaded when using the framing tool are stored in this directory
  7. Logging

    • Specifies the level of logging done by N.I.N.A for troubleshooting and debugging purposes
    • The level of logging can be set (in ascending order) to 'Error', 'Info', 'Warning', 'Debug' or 'Trace'
    • The button here opens the directory containing the logs, logs are typically located in %localappdata%\NINA\logs
  8. Device Polling Interval

    • This sets the interval of device polling in seconds
  9. Current UI Color Schema

    • Enables customisation of the color scheme of N.I.N.A.
    • Offers many different themes via the drop down menu
    • Alternatively, the user can define each colour for each specific element and save to the custom theme by clicking the button
  10. Alternative UI Color Schema

    • Identical functionality to (9) however this schema is intended for use in the dark (i.e. a black/red theme to preserve night vision)
  11. Color Schema Toggle

    • Clicking this eye icon will toggle between the current and alternative UI color schema

      This can be done from anywhere in the application

  12. Astrometry Settings

    • Specifies the epoch for astrometry to be either JNOW or J2000

      This must be matched with the epoch used in the mount

    • Hemisphere, Latitude and Longitude can be set here
  13. NMEA GPS Button

    • Loads coordinates from a NMEA GPS device if connected
  14. Planetarium Button

    • Loads coordinates from a user connected planetarium software

      Planetarium can be connected in the Planetarium menu