If I have a night with bad seeing and the subs are poor quality which I delete, does RoboTarget keep track of the directory and knows how many are there and does more automatically or do I need to add exposures to compensate?
You need to add exposures to compensate. In my experience, and I have been deleting plenty of sub-par shots, RoboTarget carries on with the numbering of the shots it has completed. I agree with this approach from Leonardo and the Voyager team.
Perhaps that a way is to use MaxSelector (Felopaul). If know that’s it’s possible to speak with MaxSelector via command lign. With parameters like FWHM, collimation, etc. it can be possible to automatically select bad targets, delete it and replace it in Voyager.
Of course, it’s still work … but very useful to fully automatize night.
since astap is already connected to Voyager for plate solving and ASTAP can provide star quality measurements through the command line, is the easiest way to use ASTAP ? i.m assuming ASTAP populates the fits headers.