Delay between focus exposures


#1

Hi all

I’m pretty sure I have seen this somewhere, but for the live of me cannot find the option anymore. So here’s the question:
Is there a way to set a delay to be applied between focus exposures? My OTA could use some settling time after the focuser moved…

Thanks!
Martin


#2

There is no static delay, but you can use the “Settle guider before AF frames option” found in the Control Panel -> Guider tab.


#3

Hmmm not sure I fully understand. I’m not guiding. What I was looking for is something like:
Take Focus Frame -> Move Focuser -> Settle for some seconds -> Take next Focus Frame

I was using this OTA with FocusMax and a Settling time of 3 seconds and that worked fine. Without the settle I saw the same thing as I do now with SGP, the focus measurments do not give a nice V-Curve but rather a zig zag line which throws off the final focusing result.


#4

Ah, I see. SGPro does not allow for this right now. You can add it to feature requests if you’d like. The feature I pointed out does what you are looking for, but relies on PHD2 to tell SGPro when the scope is settled.


#5

Thanks Ken, feature request submitted.
As I’m not guiding (10Micron mount) I’m also not using PHD.


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