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Entering Setup

There are two different ways to enter the Setup workspace:

  • Click the wrench and screwdriver icon, #5 in this image, at the very top of the Voyager Window:


  • Click the Section menu and choose the Setup icon:


Choose the part of setup you wish to configure by clicking the buttons that appear at the top of the Setup workspace:


Important Note! The use of Setup is only possible when Voyager is not connected to the current profile. You must disconnect your equipment before making changes to your Setup.

Important Note! A complete and correct Setup is a key element for proper operation of Voyager. Errors in setup can cause serious malfunctions of your system

Important Note! Everything done in Setup is saved to the current profile. See the Profile section below for more information.

TheSkyX / TheSky64 preliminary operations

if you want to use TheSkyX or TheSky64 for one or more of the controls in your setup please activate and registered the server and DCOM components inside TheSkyX / TheSky64 application, follow the next step in order for the first time before setting up Voyager:

  1. if you use a Win7 and newer OS startin TheSkyX / TheSky64 like administrator (right click with the mouse over the TheSkyX / TheSky64 icon on desktop and press run as administrator)
  2. in TheSkyX / TheSky64 application click on main menù Tools
  3. open the TCP Server menu item
  4. activate the flag Listening for connections
  5. if requested allow clicking OK your Operative System to unlock in local private network the firewall policy or manually open in Windows Firewall the port 3040 TCP
  6. press Close button
  7. close TheSkyX / TheSky64

If you have enabled TheSkyX and you want to switch to TheSky64 , the registration procedure must be redone with TheSky64.

Important Note! Without this operation Voyager cannot contact TheSkyX, open and integrate functionalities , you will retrieve a "COM retrieve ID ...." Error

Quick Links to Setup Documentation for Individual Components

Documentation for each of the different setup sections is contained on its own page. Here are links to each of the setup pages:

Color Coding

Throughout the Setup workspace, Voyager uses color to indicate the following:

  • Black: A normal setting
  • Gold or Yellow: Use caution when changing as things may not work well or as expected
  • Red: Use extreme care when changing this setting - the wrong value can damage your equipment or the imaging session may fail

Profile Management

You can create an unlimited number of profiles to manage different imaging configurations.

A profile contains Voyager's settings and is saved in a profile file in the \Voyager\Profile folder. By default this will be in the Documents folder:


Profile files have the extension .voy and are in XML format. There is also a file named last.rdo that keeps track of the last used profile. This profile is loaded when Voyager next starts.

In normal use, there is no need to manually edit or move profile files. You can, however, copy them to a new PC to make them available under a different Voyager installation.


Profile management is available on the main menu Profile ribbon. Available commands are:

  1. Open: Load a saved profile and make it active - note: you must Disconnect Equipment before you can Open a new profile
  2. Save: Save the settings of the active profile
  3. Save As: Save the settings of the active profile under a new file name
  4. New: Create a new, empty profile
  5. Clone: Select an existing profile and load it under a new name
  6. Reset: Resets statistics kept on a per-profile basis. These statistics help Voyager determine how long on average an action takes to perform

Important Note! All setup changes will be made, and automatically saved, to the currently loaded profile. When Voyager starts, it will attempt to load the profile in use the last time that Voyager closed.

Important Note! When you start Voyager for the first time, or if the last profile loaded does not exist, Voyager creates a profile named Default that must be completely edited to match your configuration. Do not manually edit existing profiles - use the setup area of Voyager.

Important Note! The current profile file is saved automatically for every change of settings or when the current profile is closed