Voyager has been working very well since Leo sorted out a few setup issues.
Here is an image I took using Voyager - pretty much all automated with minimal input from me during acquisition:
Higher res on my Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2ipnfKs
I now have more questions for Leo or others with similar set ups:
JNOW vs J2000. I have set CdC to use J2000. The plate solvers (Platesolve2 and ASPS) are left as default. When you specify a RA/DEC on the fly or in a sequence, do you use JNOW or J2000? I found that if I use CdC by fast find, the target is a bit off centre? When you copy the RA/DEC manually from CdC screen or from Telescopius, do you need to do any conversions first? Also the mount driver information panel reports a different RA/DEC from the RA/DEC specified for a target. Is it because the mount driver uses JNOW?
Astrophysics mount driver won’t connect to the mount inside Voyager first time (fresh after reboot; Voyager can connect to the driver but the driver cannot connect to the mount), but will connect to the mount second attempt (after disconnect everything in Voyager and then connect again). I am not sure why. Is there a setting that I am missing? My mount is on RS232 connection and it has a CP3.
I have a EdgeHD which is focused by moving the primary mirror. When focusing, the last step should always move the focus knob anticlockwise. To move the knob clockwise, it needs a large backlash compensation, so that it overshoots clockwise and then wind back anti-clockwise. With my motor focus set up, focuser “IN” is clockwise so I have specified a large backlash compensation. Focuser “OUT” is anti-clockwise, so there is no backlash compensation.
Is there a setting I can use, to make sure that when autofocusing, the focuser moves “IN” (clockwise) to out of focus, and then moves “OUT” (anticlockwise) as it approaches focus, so that the last step is always “OUT” (anticlockwise)? The auto focus screen is very fast and I cannot see what is happening.
- Is there some way I can make the auto flat saves in a subfolder under “Sequence”? At the moment they are all saved under “Sequence”. Can the subfolder name be customised - e.g EdgeHD_L1R2G2B2_DawnFlat_Feb5 or something like this, when the flat sequence is run from DragScript?
Thank you all! Very happy with Voyager. It has been very productive.