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    Default Using iTelescopes.net - Taking multiple Images of the same solar system object

    Note that this ended up relating to iTelescopes.net, a customized version of ACP which has evolved along its own path for several years. In this case, a feature in ACP is not present in iTelescopes.net's ACP-based observing logic.

    Hello,
    I'm trying to create an ACP Plan to capture images of an asteroid.
    Images to be spaced 10 mins apart.

    I initially tried this using the #WAITFOR command.
    However, I found that the second image didn't have the target in the frame.
    I appears that it stopped the tracking and then resumed the tracking after the #WAITFOR period elapsed.
    However, it didn't re-calculate the position of the target.



    So, to get over the issue, I created a second ACP Plan
    This time, I inserted the #WAITUNTIL command.
    example below:

    ; === Target 1354 - 00:20 ===
    ;
    #WAITUNTIL 00:20
    #repeat 1
    #count 1
    #filter Luminance
    #interval 120
    #binning 2
    01354 11.0 0.15 K134I 329.68444 250.75672 28.72658 5.95697 0.2169601 0.17834886 3.1257614 0 MPO259344 1423 32 1931-2013 0.50 M-v 38h MPC 0000 (1354) Botha 20130418
    ;
    ; === Target 1354 - 00:30 ===
    ;
    #WAITUNTIL 00:30
    #repeat 1
    #count 1
    #filter Luminance
    #interval 120
    #binning 2
    01354 11.0 0.15 K134I 329.68444 250.75672 28.72658 5.95697 0.2169601 0.17834886 3.1257614 0 MPO259344 1423 32 1931-2013 0.50 M-v 38h MPC 0000 (1354) Botha 20130418
    ;




    However, that didn't work either.
    Error message below:
    14:17:15 Error at line 3: missing argument in #waituntil: "00:20"
    14:17:15 (3) -> #WAITUNTIL 00:20
    14:17:15 00:17:15 MP elements for 01354 --> RA=15:49:04 Dec=-25 51' 33" (J2000)
    14:17:15 Error at line 13: missing argument in #waituntil: "00:30"
    14:17:15 (13) -> #WAITUNTIL 00:30
    14:17:16 00:17:16 MP elements for 01354 --> RA=15:49:04 Dec=-25 51' 33" (J2000)
    14:17:16 Error at line 23: missing argument in #waituntil: "00:40"
    14:17:16 (23) -> #WAITUNTIL 00:40



    I'm obviously doing something wrong, but am unclear on where I am going wrong.
    Can anyone advise on how I can correct the issue please?


    Many Thanks,


    Michael O'Connell
    Kildare, Ireland
    Last edited by Bob Denny; Jun 3, 2013 at 18:20.

 

 

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