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Automatically change filter wheel position for different sets?


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Is there a way to get my ASCOM filter wheel to move through different positions for different exposure sets?

 

I'd like to be able to set the first set of 20x180sec exposures for L, then move the wheel to the next position for 20x of Ha, then 20x of SII, and then finish with 20x of OIII. I can leave the scope running all night long if need be, but I don't want to stay up all night  with this, clicking a button every hour. At dark sites, I usually have a cot or sleep in the back of the SUV, and automating this would be a lifesaver.

 

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Since BYEOS and BYNIKON are software for DSLR control, and DSLR's are nearly universal in being one-shot color, why is there a need for a filter wheel?

 

One of the things I love about BYE is its simplicity of use.  If it gets too bloated with all of the "Oh, gee - It would be neat if it did this or that trick" when such functions aren't really useful to the core purpose of the software then it will suffer from the same blight so many other packages have before.

 

If you are shooting a dedicated CCD monochrome camera, BYE isn't for you anyway.  It never was even intended to be.

 

My two cents....  B) 

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In addition to the above, Light Pollution filter in/out...

 

BYE already controls ASCOM filter wheels, it just needs to add that column (filter number) to the capture plan. In 3.1.5 we now have the ability to park an ASCOM mount at the end of a capture plan, a feature I suggested and love! So it seems to me the premium version is adding lots of useful functionality which I think is a good thing, People that don't want/need those features can stick with "classic".

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Even if you don't want the ASCOM-related features of the Premium edition, there are still more than enough reasons to justify the extra $$ for it.  Features like drag and drop image preview, and the complex drift align reticle, and load/save capture plans are but a few.

 

The trick for Guylain will be to hide filter selection from the capture plan unless the user wants it.

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To me, the biggest reason to purchase the premium edition over the classic edition is to support the fine work Guylain puts into this software for all of us. 

 

While I do really like the Drift Alignment reticle in the Premium over the Classic, and some of the other features, including ASCOM control of a mount, I have no spilt milk over many of them.  It is DSLR control that is the foremost feature I was looking for when I purchased.  

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I know this is a very old thread, and may have been superseded by another one, but add me to the list of people who would like automatic filter wheel operation during an imaging session. My main use would be to switch to a dark/blocked filter, in order to do darks without me needing to go outside and put the aperture cover on the scope.

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