Script for taking dark frames and flats

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Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:18 pm

I have never written any script, would someone help me write one to tell Prism to take a series of darks (30s, 60s, 120s, ...) at a given temp and then execute to take all of them of the requested darks and save them.

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Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:41 pm

well, here is what I do and it will work great for you, this will work with or without a camera shutter.
  • Close the shutter if you have one in the camera control window under the camera ta " Shutter MUST stay closed on exposure. If you don't have a shutter, just put the cap on
  • In the camera control window, press Sequence
  • Fill in the exposures names like "Darks 30s", "Darks 60s", etc.. binning and number of frames as well
  • The default saving folder can be changed under software settings > CCD Camera recording > base path for night image folder
This is the best way to take darks and biases
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:22 am

This is indeed also the way i take darks / flats. Use the sequence option and it will work like a charm.
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