Sequence of sequences?


#1

Hi!,
One of the things I need is imaging asteroids or comets.
But I need some time (for example, 1hr.) between images of the same target.
I need the asteroid to change its position between two image shots, and that depends on objet speed.

I can introduce a delay in each event of the sequence, but in this way I should have lot of time with the equipment stopped. I prefer to rotate between asteroids, and beginning again after a time (for example 1 hr).

What I’m doing now is a sequence like that (for example 4 asteroids), copying each target 2-3 times:

Asteroid1- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec. begin at 22:00
Asteroid2- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.
Asteroid3- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.
Asteroid4- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.

Asteroid1 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec. begin at 23:00
Asteroid2 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.
Asteroid3 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.
Asteroid4 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.

Asteroid1 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec. begin at 24:00
Asteroid2 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.
Asteroid3 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.
Asteroid4 copy- 2 shots of (f.ex) 150sec.

Is it posible (I didn’t find it) to have a “sequence of sequences”? Like a main script.
If I call the 4 asteroids sequence as SEQ1, making a super-sequence like:
“Repeat SEQ1 x 3 times each 1 hr.”

Thanks
Fernando


#2

Fernando,

This sounds very similar to the feature request for rotating though targets. Maybe you could add your comments to that thread so that Ken and Jared have your requirements in mind when the implement the “rotate through targets” feature in 2.5.

Andy


#3

Hi Andy,
Yes, you are right.
It seems a similar request.
I’ll explain there my case.
Thank you!
Fernando


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