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Scheduler during the day
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Hi Gregs,

After downloading Greg J.'s 80mm based Imaging System here is my first cut at his problem. His IS comes with the location 'My Backyard' but the location is not fixed and I didn't use it. I used Mesa Redonda as the observing site as it is available to all ST4i users. As Greg C. noted the 'My Backyard' site has high light pollution and the Night Bar display shows this additional sky brightness when 'My Backyard' is the selected observing site.

I created a new Observing Project for M33 using Greg J.'s Imaging System. Unfortunately I couldn't tell from the Scheduler screen-shot that he posted exactly how to set the OP on my computer. I set ISO to 400 and used the 'Total Exposure Time' option set for 50 min total exposure and forced the sub-exposures to 2 min (Greg J.'s attachment showing the Scheduler had an exposure of 25x2min for M33). I just noticed that there isn't an option to 'Save' an Observing Project so it can be shared with someone else. That would simplify what I'm trying to do now.

The Scheduler date was set to 2/3 Mar 2019 (the same as that used by Greg J.). For the first scheduling attempt I set Image Quality to 'A'. The screen-shot is attached as 'M33 Scheduled (Greg J. test).png'. The blue IQ line was low during the day and rose to IQ of 'C' after dark. The Scheduler would not schedule M33. When I decreased the requested IQ to 'C',  M33 was scheduled as shown in 'M33 Scheduled (Greg J. test) Scheduled with IQ - C.png' attached. This schedule uses the 400mm f/5.6 lens that Greg J. mentioned up-thread instead of the 80mm refractor OTA. I did not see the high IQ blue line during daylight that Greg J. observed when he ran the Scheduler.

Based on what Greg J. mentioned up-thread, I expected to see the high blue line for M33 during daylight, but I did not. He got the problem after rebooting his computer and restarting ST4i then trying to schedule M33 using his IS. I used his IS at a different observing site with an Imaging Program that I created and couldn't replicate the problem. I don't know how to get a copy of his Observing Project so I can test that.

I'll let you guys think about this for a bit before I try anything else. If you see anything that I messed up, let me know & I'll try again. Hopefully the problem isn't related to the number of objects being scheduled at once.

Hopefully this will shed some light on what's happening here,

Phil S.


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Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-19, 04:58 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-19, 06:36 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-19, 07:10 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-19, 07:57 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-02-19, 11:43 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-20, 01:31 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-02-20, 02:36 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-20, 03:50 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-20, 06:25 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-02-20, 06:49 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-20, 07:56 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-21, 04:08 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-21, 05:28 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-21, 07:17 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-21, 09:24 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-22, 12:46 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-22, 04:24 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-22, 04:51 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-02-22, 05:55 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-02-22, 02:01 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-02-22, 05:59 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-18, 09:07 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-18, 09:14 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-18, 09:29 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-18, 09:52 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-18, 09:54 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-29, 02:54 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-29, 03:20 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-29, 02:47 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-29, 04:23 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-29, 11:35 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-29, 11:44 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-29, 11:57 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-30, 06:19 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-30, 07:59 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by theskyhound - 2019-03-30, 10:21 PM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by gregwjones - 2019-03-31, 12:53 AM
RE: Scheduler during the day - by PMSchu - 2019-04-01, 02:21 AM

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