File names for focus darks


#1

The manual and the tool tip say two different things for the file naming convention for focus run darks. Which/What is correct?

Does it have to be fit or can it be CR2 (I have a Canon DSLR)?

Does SGP just use one dark frame for a given focus exposure length?

Thanks,
Z


#2

It can be CR2. I believe whatever you have selected in the camera properties – CR2, FITS, or CR2+FITS. (I personally recommend people stick with CR2.)


#3

This didn’t fully answer my question.

XXX_name.cr2 where xxx is the number of seconds or XXXSec_name.crs.

Tool tip says one thing, manual says another.


#4

It depends on what version of SGPro you are using.

  • Both 2.3 and the current 2.4 beta only support FITS darks
  • SGPro 2.3 requires exact naming like 2.0_mydark.fit (this is a bug)
  • The next 2.4 beta will allow for exposure time +/- 2 sec (4 sec exposures will apply the closest dark file within 2 seconds)
  • The next 2.4 beta will allow for CR2/CRW/NEF dark frames in addition to FITS
  • The help file and tooltips all match and say the same thing now

Thanks for the report.


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