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TOPIC: Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume

Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume 3 weeks 3 days ago #26291

Currently Ekos supports setting settle time in align module, but there's no similar setting in guide module.

After guiding is started or resumed from dithering, it is better to wait several seconds before capturing the next light frame. So I hope that there is an option for this purpose in guide module: a settle down time setting. When settle down time is greater than 0 s, a delay should be added before capturing the next light frame after guiding is started or resumed from dithering.

Though I can set a delay in capture module, I think adding settle down time setting in guide module will make things more clear.

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Main Scope: GSO RC8 (195mm f/8.205)
Focuser: MoonLite 1.5" for RC
Mount: AZ-EQ6
Guider: Moravian OAG with Moravian G1-2000M
CCD: Moravian G2-3200
Filter: Astrodon photometrics UVBRI and Sloan filter set.
Last Edit: by starrybird.

Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume 3 weeks 3 days ago #26292

This is in the Guide options under "Dither"

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Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume 3 weeks 3 days ago #26294

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It probably depends on the setup and would require testing but how many seconds would you typically recommend for the settle down time?

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Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume 3 weeks 3 days ago #26295

I noticed that this settle time is the delay after dithering and before guide resuming. My expectation is the delay after guide resuming. I am not very sure that settle time is the delay after guide resuming.

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Main Scope: GSO RC8 (195mm f/8.205)
Focuser: MoonLite 1.5" for RC
Mount: AZ-EQ6
Guider: Moravian OAG with Moravian G1-2000M
CCD: Moravian G2-3200
Filter: Astrodon photometrics UVBRI and Sloan filter set.
Last Edit: by starrybird.

Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume 3 weeks 3 days ago #26296

I usually settle for 5s after dithering and 15s after guide resuming to ensure the mount is stable enough. The settle time under "Dither" seems to be the delay between the dither and guide resuming, so that's why I said I add delay in capture module between each frame because this delay performs after resuming.
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Main Scope: GSO RC8 (195mm f/8.205)
Focuser: MoonLite 1.5" for RC
Mount: AZ-EQ6
Guider: Moravian OAG with Moravian G1-2000M
CCD: Moravian G2-3200
Filter: Astrodon photometrics UVBRI and Sloan filter set.
Last Edit: by starrybird.

Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume 3 weeks 3 days ago #26297

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starrybird wrote: I usually settle for 15s.


Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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Add settle down time after auto guiding start or resume 3 weeks 2 days ago #26323

starrybird wrote: The settle time under "Dither" seems to be the delay between the dither and guide resuming, so that's why I said I add delay in capture module between each frame because this delay performs after resuming.


That's exactly my impression when using ditherring. I had hoped settle time was the time between re-starting guiding and taking the next picture but it doesn't look like it. I might be wrong though.

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