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Usage questions ..
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Hi,

Thank you for explaining your workflow in detail. It helps me better understand what needs to be done. I am working on a feature to avoid meridian flips, but I haven't quite yet figured out how it should work. If you don't mind, I'l like to ask some questions.

1. When you spoke about two different "target lists" and scheduling them, that didn't make sense to me. Did you really mean two different Observing Programs? I ask this because you can't really schedule from a target list, but people are clever, so you never know. ;-)

2. You spoke of "fine" detail, as if it is a setting somewhere in SkyTools. Someone else (or maybe you) mentioned the same thing on another thread. What do you mean by "fine" detail?

3. Your approach to scheduling primarily via SQM readings is quite unusual. Am I reading right that your sky brightness varies from 21.2 to 21.3 (more or less). If so, that puts your location at a fairly dark site. I understand that noise from the sky may dominate anyways, but sky noise is a big part of the SNR model that SkyTools uses. So I am not sure that it is justified to put sky brightness, particularly over such a small range, as the top consideration. I'd be interested in hearing more. Are you directly concerned about sky brightness itself, or are you using it for a proxy for something else, such as transparency?

4. Regarding meridian flips. I think I understand but I want to ask to be sure. Is your goal that all images be taken on the same side of the pier for a given project? Or is it such a pain to do a meridian flip because of refocusing or whatever, that you want to do as few as possible on a given night?

5. I have the beginnings of an idea in mind to schedule in such a way as to limit the number of meridian flips. It works on the assumption that your goal is to minimize the number of flips during the night. So based on that assumption, how many times do you normally flip during the night? How do you decide when to do the flip?

Thanks!
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-21, 12:25 AM
RE: Usage questions .. - by theskyhound - 2018-09-21, 03:27 AM
RE: Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-21, 12:58 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by theskyhound - 2018-09-21, 02:50 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-21, 03:36 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by theskyhound - 2018-09-24, 04:24 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-25, 02:34 AM
RE: Usage questions .. - by theskyhound - 2018-09-25, 05:09 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-26, 04:03 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by theskyhound - 2018-09-26, 08:39 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-27, 12:04 AM
RE: Usage questions .. - by theskyhound - 2018-09-27, 05:14 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-27, 08:35 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by choward94002 - 2018-09-27, 11:20 PM
RE: Usage questions .. - by theskyhound - 2018-09-28, 03:48 AM

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