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    Default Separate VCurves for each filter?

    The following plan was run last night but instead of generating Green, Red, and Blue after the darks, it generated only Green (20 images, to be exact - I aborted it before dawn). It seemed to be trying to do multiple sets of 8 Green images. Due to poor seeing the images were all crap anyway but why did it do all Green?

    I am guessing it was the #count 8 that was in there for the starting darks? If this is the case, I assume one would just put #count 1 in at the end of the starting dark run to reset the count (after #dark). Would that work and, if so, why does Planner not do that automatically? Maybe one could use #repeat instead of #count for the starting darks instead? In fact, would that not be a better way for Planner to handle darks? If not, why not?

    If this cause is correct, this seems to make it unwise to set up darks at the beginning of a run using Planner. Could the way planner handles darks be changed so this does not happen?

    Plan:


    ;
    ; --------------------------------------------
    ; This plan was generated by ACP Planner 4.1.1
    ; --------------------------------------------
    ;
    ; For: Bill
    ; Targets: 3
    ;
    ; NOTE: Timing features are disabled
    ;
    ; Autofocus at start of run.
    ; Autofocus every 60 minutes.
    ;
    ; ---------------------------------------------
    ;
    #autofocus
    #afinterval 60
    ;
    ; === Target Dark (4x900sec@bin1) ===
    ;
    #count 8
    #interval 900
    #binning 1
    #dark
    ;
    ; === Target SH2-136 RGB ===
    ;
    ; WARNING: Folder path is not portable.
    #dir E:\2010 Astro Data\Sh2-136\Night Nine RGB ; Images forced to go into this folder
    #dither ; Automatic dithering
    ;
    #interval 900
    #binning 1
    #repeat 6
    #posang 231.6
    #filter Green
    SH2-136 RGB 21:15:45.55 68 19' 20.7"
    ;
    #interval 900
    #binning 1
    #repeat 8
    #posang 231.6
    #autofocus ; Per-filter autofocus
    #filter Red
    SH2-136 RGB 21:15:45.55 68 19' 20.7"
    ;
    #interval 900
    #binning 1
    #repeat 6
    #posang 231.6
    #autofocus ; Per-filter autofocus
    #filter Blue
    SH2-136 RGB 21:15:45.55 68 19' 20.7"
    #dir ; Revert to default images folder
    #dither 0 ; Disable dithering
    ;
    ; === Target Dark (4x900sec@bin1) ===
    ;
    #count 4
    #interval 900
    #binning 1
    #dark
    ;
    ; -----------
    ; END OF PLAN
    ; -----------
    ;
    Last edited by Bill McLaughlin; Oct 14, 2010 at 16:24.
    Bill McLaughlin

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