Hi, I’ve just recently come across the Voyager software and have been reading as much as I can about its capabilities – it seems very impressive.
I currently use TSX for mount, dome and camera control, CCDAP for targeting and scheduling and FocusMax for initial focus. I have a few issues with CCDAP and am also attracted by the Web Dashboard and DragScript features of Voyager. I will be downloading a copy over the next few days for evaluation.
My question concerns the fact that in my current setup I use an ONAG from Innovations Foresight as this enables me to guide on the imaging field of view and also use Optecs FocusLock software for real time focusing during exposures using the autoguiding image.
Does anyone have any experience of Voyager with ONAG and FocusLock?
I think the guiding through the ONAG should be fine as this will still be accomplished in TSX.
With FocusLock I find I sometimes get an image disturbance when it focuses during the exposure, so I tend to only let it adjust focus between exposures during which time I also dither. SO, after the dither when the guider has re-acquired the guide star I need another six or so autoguider exposures to allow for any focus adjustment due to filter change or drift before starting the next target image.
I suspect this should be covered but using either the “Minimum Settle Time” in the Guiding Settings or Dither settings box. Two questions, what is the difference between these two settings? and as FocusLock also needs to be connected to both cameras in TSX camera control would this cause any issues?