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    Default Suggested Planner Improvement

    I know planner is really just used to get started, but is it simple to add two options.

    Start time and end time of run. So here's why. I have someone interested in acp but they live +1 time zone and the telescope is - 7. So they start the run at 1pm mst. So a start time would be 90 min after sunset and and quit time 90 min before sunrise

    So if the run could wait until that time using wait until that would be great. Now the other end, quit at can be used when dawn approaches. . It's easy to just add them but if they were on the planner main screen that would be awesome since a new plan would always have to be updated

    I have all code for solar system status since my Web site does just that. But I don't know how too add it plus it is all in Java and c# anyway.

    Anyway just a suggestion if it's easy to add.

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    Actually Planner is a bad way to get started (too complex); the web forms are way easier. Planner is for visualizing and setting up multi-target runs.

    With that said, I am reluctant to add functions to Planner that are already done (and so much more) by the Scheduler in ACP Expert. As people ask for those sorts of things, and they accumulate as new Plan language features in ACP itself, they are getting just a little bit closer to the "total solution" that scheduler provides. I hope you can understand that I'd rather push people to using the scheduler than add features to ACP that would give them reasons not to :-)

    Oh and the complexity of setting up multi-target runs disappears with Scheduler as well :-)
    -- Bob

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    I plan to use scheduler and just just Notepad to create a plan since it seems easy enough for me to do. So I dont use planner much anymore But when monsoon season ends I will be need something to manage my runs more.
    Dean Salman
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    What 'managing" would you need to do over scheduler's? It will start and stop your observatory with Monsoon weather. Just digging here.
    -- Bob

 

 

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