About to set up a dual-scope system in a remote site, including 1 PC, 1 mount + 2*(Scope+Camera+Focuser+Rotator). I am happy and relatively fluent with Voyager base, and natually think of Voyager Array to get the job done. I don’t have both cameras with me yet so I can’t try it out, so I just want to throw some questions out here to get myself prepared.
On the Wiki there are some introductions about Array and some step-by-step instructions which I think would help, but just to get my mind correct:
- Do I start two instances of Voyager on the same PC, setup profile for each system, do the focuser training, etc. as normal?
- I have two ZWO6200mm Pro camera with associated FW, also two NiteCrawler focuser/rotator; Anyone with similar setup knows if the Array can tell between (and remember) between those two?
- One of them would be mostly slave, but occasionally I’d maybe like to call it out to do some single job on some nights. By setting the slave mount to “Array virtual mount” I probably can’t do that? Do I need to create another profile just for the slave system at single operation mode?
- Autofocusing: A note in Wiki says “Autofocus will only be done with default filter from both systems”. Does that mean the offset is critical at the time of setup, and Array does not support autofocusing with the actual filter-for-imaging like the Voyager Base?
And maybe a “bad” question: What do you like/dislike Array the most? I am moving to a higher dimension of operation and I may not see all the challanges I am about to see. My first think is the synced dithering, which seems captured in other programs as well. So just curious: what else features I am getting that’s very useful for multi-scope management, that’s not available anywhere else?
Tips/suggestions on multi-scope management are always welcomed!