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Understanding Optimum Observation time
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Thanks Phil,
I'm still testing different functionality - ordinary in order to get familiar with the programs visibility filtering.
I've created two of each: Location, Observer, Scope.

The two locations are the exact same long/lat and timezone.
But one of these locations I've called "RealLocation", and the other "MaxLocation". 
The "RealLocation" visibility parameters are set with realistic values. 
The "MaxLocation" visibility parameters are set to best possible seeing.  

I did the same for "Observer". 

And also for Instruments.
The "RealScope" is the telescope I actually have.
The "MaxScope" is a theoretical reflector with a 100 inch aperture and f7 focal length.

Before I generate an observation list - I select the maxlocation, maxobserver, and maxscope.
As you can imagine this produces a significantly larger list.
I do this because I want to see would be missing otherwise.

Once the list is created, I then switch the location, observer, and scope (one at a time) to the "real" one.
As I switch these - I watch the system filter the list down to see which objects are getting trimmed off the list.

I can then printout both lists and when I'm out with the scope I can check some of the objects that were trimmed off.
If I find there are a number of objects trimmed off - that I can in actually see - then I know my "Real" visibility parameters are not set correctly and need to be adjusted.
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RE: Understanding Optimum Observation time - by dw_Skyhound - 2019-01-16, 09:12 PM

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