Start AutoGuider after Flats


#1

I take the flats prior to the lights with an illuminated cap I manually place on the scope. Unfortunately when doing so, PHD usually loses the guide star. Hence I would appreciate a sequence in this order.

  1. Taking flat frames.
  2. Then start PHD and wait for calibration.
  3. Then pause PHD, do a recenter on the object, then restart PHD.
  4. Start taking lights.

Is this possible?

Thanks,
Michael


#2

I’ll ask the obvious question. If you list the flats as the first event in the target won’t those be done first? Alternatively, If you have more than one target, create a flats target that only has s flats event and insert it as the first target.


#3

Flats are my first Event. But I want the autoguider to start prior to the first light event, i.e. after the flats.

Why does the autoguider start with the flats? That makes no sense to me.


#4

The auto guider doesn’t really start with the flats. It starts with the sequence when there are lights. I’ll look into making this smarter.

Thanks,
Jared


#5

Would appreciate that.

Thanks,
Michael


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