Flip Flat advice


#1

I am having trouble setting up my Flip Flat. For example when I have a bias or dark frame in my sequence, SGP opens my flip flap. I would expect SGP it would close it before a bias or dark frame.

SGP properly closes my flip flat for “flat” frames, but doesn’t turn the light on.

I am sure this is user error, but there isn’t much documentation. Any advice is appreciated.


#2

You’re not doing anything wrong. SGP currently only closes the FlipFlat for Flat frames.

Moving this to the 2.4.X feature requests.

Thanks,
Jared


#3

Have you used the Flats Calibration Wizard in the tools menu? I also had trouble getting the FlipFlat light as I wanted it until I used the wizard - now it works fine - light comes on at the correct intensity as set when I worked through the ‘wizard’.


#4

Thank you for the advice. I am having some trouble getting through the Flats Calibration Wizard because of a separate issue (and post) with my DSLR camera. Nothing $4k for a CCD camera and filters won’t fix :neutral_face: . Manual reference frames for me at the moment.

All that said, I have plate solving/centering, auto focusing, guiding, light frame capturing, and end of session sequences working.


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