I am considering doing a mosaic for one of my upcoming projects. Since I have never done one before, I have a few questions about how to do one with Voyager and the WebDashboard. I have watched the informative video that Leo did on the topic.
I made a virtual mosaic of a target in the WebDashboard and saved it to my RoboClip library. When making a new sequence for the target, I open RoboClip from within the sequence window and choose my target. The target gets imported and a single set of coordinates appears in the sequence window.
Is this sufficient for creation of a mosaic sequence, i.e., does Voyager internally handle the various panes for my target? Or do I need to re-import the target as separate panes into RoboClip and create a separate sequence for each pane?
What is the intended purpose of the “virtual FOV” in RoboClip? What are the pros/cons of saving a mosaic target with a “virtual FOV” versus saving it as separate panes? When would I want to do one versus the other?
Hi Glenn and Bill,
in this moment the mosaic planning is complete on Virtual FoV but before the action you need to import single Tiles into RoboClip from “Tiles list” with clipboard. After it you will obtain single tiles listed on target list and you can select it for standard Sequence, Research and Survey or DragScript.
We are working on a specific Mosaic Sequence/Function that will simplify the shooting operation in a single click selection from RoboClip.
Hope you find useful the mosaic planning feature introduced in Virtual FoV.
Just released with more facilities for Mosaic … a great tools for mosaic shot automation is now a great weapon for you and all who are interest. Optimized calibration and guiding, optimized panels choose for minimize meridian cross and delay, loop from 1 to infinite with possibility to exit when all the panels are under a configurable altitude … on click retrieve data from VirtualFOV … usable under DragScript to manage more than 1 mosaic at night and more…
A great new feature, I made use of the new workflow last night to test out initial framing for a mosaic around Antares. I framed it in the Virtual FOV, pulled the panel data into Roboclip, imported it in the mosaic/research section and wrote a dragscript to image a single panel image until moonrise, then move over to the mosaic. Four subs each on 12 panels exactly where I expected them with the scope parked and camera warmed up when I got up in the morning, and emails telling me each step was successful.
Now I just need a solid 100 hours of imaging time to make an image I will be really happy with.
This most recent release makes Voyager and the virtual FOV (In My opinion) the easiest mosaic planner I have used, and the most effective due to it accounting for the angle change issues near the pole. If I had not bought it already this would have sold it to me.
Thank you very much Paul @Blue and Leo @Voyager for the kind words, I really appreciate it.
All the new features introduced are possible thanks to the Voyager architecture, my contribution can only add small ‘pieces’ to what is already great.