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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus

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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41258
I know there's a choice to do an auto-focus every X amount. I don't use it, but probably should.
However, how about doing an auto-focus after a meridian flip occurs?

I bring this up because I understand that my kind of scope is subject to mirror flop (even though I've noticed no such thing, but I'm new to the scope)and that it tends to happen after a meridian flip.

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41336
I'm afraid there is no automated solution for this. Maybe with an external agent listening on the DBUS interface could solve it.

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41337

sterne-jaeger wrote: I'm afraid there is no automated solution for this. Maybe with an external agent listening on the DBUS interface could solve it.

- Wolfgang


Yeah, I figured (kinda hoping I missed it somewhere). But since it knows it just did a meridian flip, maybe it could check for a checkbox variable "Focus after Flip".

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41366
Actually, Ekos does this automatically. If autofocus was used before, then after meridian flip, it performs autofocus again.

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41402
Last night I noticed it did a re-alignment after a meridian flip. So cool!!!

But the funny part was, I was doing my darks and the images were paused until the alignment was completed, which it couldn't since I had my lens cover on. I came back from walking the dog and there it was struggling to find stars. ;)

So I guess that would be a Wish List item or maybe a bug. It knows the cover is on, since it asked to make sure to put the cover on. Do the flip for sure, but do the alignment after the lights are started again.

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41422
Or rather stop tracking while doing darks?

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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41498
I'd like it to keep tracking guiding, since I was doing some darks after a bunch of lights. No reason to stop guiding. I mean, I know there is no reason to guide while the lens cover is on, but that assumes I'm done for the night.

Went to walk the dog while the darks where being taken. When home, I started the lights again and went to bed. Auto Parking at 4am. I'd hate to have to re-acquire and all that.

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2 months 1 week ago
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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41520
Fair point. Of course, most people using an OAG will have problems to continue guiding during dark acquisition :D

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2 months 1 week ago
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After Meridian Flip -- Auto-Focus #41522

DerPit wrote: Fair point. Of course, most people using an OAG will have problems to continue guiding during dark acquisition :D


Oh yeah, forgot about that. There's always something ;) Then maybe a choice, "Continue to guide during Darks?" Yes/No

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