MPO Connections Searching for Targets
With the search feature of Connections, you can easily find suitable targets and
prepare a script for an automated run. You can search for asteroids, deep-sky objects, and
galaxies above the horizon at a given date and time. Once you have the initial list,
its a simple matter to create a Connections script and start imaging.
The generated script can contain a number of commands, each associated with a
GotoAsteroid (or GoToRA based on catalog positions for other types of objects). A script
template editor allows you to create those default commands so that, for example, after
each GotoAsteroid, there is a WaitFor (15 seconds), and a TakeImage with a default of
120s. Better yet, each different object gets its own subdirectory under the base directory
you specify - all automatically! In many cases, you can go from search to imaging via the
generated script without editing a single line (though you may
need to add a few lines at the beginning of the script for initial setup and,
autofocusing, and an occasional Sync).
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