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Usage questions ..
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If you're still thinking of putting meridian flip stuff into ST4, bear in mind a couple of things ...
- As far as I can tell, and I've chatted with several imagers through the years, I'm the *only* one who "solves" the issue of mirror flop by just "saying no" to meridian flips ... everyone else has mirror locks and crayford focusers, or just ignores the issue, or gets a Takahashi.  Most people image with a single scope, not a scope farm and the idea of giving up 50%+ of a nights imaging is beyond abhorrent ... and as ST4 is optimized for a single night session, watching their nice SNR 30 session turn into an "unable to schedule" wouldn't make many friends! ... I'm sure that people would much prefer you spend your time on an SGP tie-in instead ...
- You already do the scheduler and Night Bar calculations to take into account an obstructed horizon; you could add a drop combo to the Imaging Project characteristics for "Ignore meridian" "Force to East" and "Force to West" ... default is "Ignore", if they select either of the "Force to" options you would artificially add that more than 185deg, less than 175deg obstructed horizon logic to the various calculations (don't go right at 180deg, that's basically undefined behaviour as the mirror could swing either way.  Better to be sure one way or another) ...
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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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