Ability to add to image FITS header via API


#1

I’m using an IR temp sensor module, with a 10 degree FOV, mounted my OTA to measure sky temperature as an indication of clouds.

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I’d like to be able to log the current ambient and sky temperature in the image FITS header, for later consideration in image grading.

Thanks for your consideration.


#2

If you get/make an ASCOM ObservingConditions driver for the cloud monitor, you can connect it to SGP and automatically get the data in the FITS headers.


#3

Wow, sounds like a project.

Add this API into a C# ASCOM observing conditions driver:

https://www.phidgets.com/?view=api

I guess I can take a shot at that. Was hoping for something lighter weight in a scripting language.

Hmm, to bad AcuRite doesn’t have an API, as I have one of those weather stations as well as the phidget IR Temp sensor for cloud detection:

https://www.phidgets.com/?tier=3&catid=14&pcid=12&prodid=1041

Thanks.


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