mikefulb wrote: I would encourage also providing hooks for a third party focus routine to be run during a sequence. I've been working on something and at the moment I just use it with some code I've thrown together for data collection. I tried running it as a script between frames during a sequence but the way EKOS pretty much assumes any BLOBs are for it during a sequence (even when a script is run) when the external autrofocus software started taking frames they were captured and written out as sequence images by EKOS.
I think having EKOS act more as a director of a symphony of tools (astrometry.net, PHD2, external autofocus, etc) would be better than locking up useful tools in the EKOS framework. This has been a real boon for the Windows/ASCOM world as there are tons of programs (ACP, Voyager, SGP, etc) that can be used to automate imaging and each one doesn't have to reinvent all the parts each time.