I am hoping to use the Ekos scheduler to be able to run a series of exposures during a given night from a permanant observatory (no automation yet). I'm running everything off of a battery, so need to conserve power.
Here is a typical scenario:
1 - turn on apogee fans and cooler an hour before imaging start time
2 - run series of calibration frames without tracking/guiding
3 - start mount tracking, slew, guide etc.
3 - run series of light frames
4 - run series of flat frames
5 - park mount, warm ccd, turn off ccd fans
6 - wait for me to come and roll the roof shut
It looks like Scheduler can do all of this except turn off the fans. Can anyone put together a dummy script to show me how control the fans? I can't find much info on scripting - are there any tutorials?