Thursday, February 6, 2014

Startup routine

After many iterations and tries, I have my startup routine finally down to a few minutes:
  1. Polar Alignment with the RAPAS (2 mins)
  2. Start TheSkyX, slew to a point near the meridian and 0 degree declination (on the west side, so that I don't have to worry about meridian flips) (2 mins)
  3. While the scope is slewing, start SGPro, connect everything, open flip-flat
  4. Run focus routine (2 mins)
  5. While focus routine is running start PHD2, connect mount and guider
  6. When focus routine is done, run PHD2 calibration (2 mins)
  7. While PHD2 calibration is running, load or create SGPro sequence
  8. Start imagine
Overall, I start imaging in less then 10 minutes!