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Scheduler - theskyhound - 2017-11-12

This is the SkyTools 4 Imaging Pro Edition Scheduler.


RE: Scheduler - Pcowell - 2017-11-14

(2017-11-12, 03:11 AM)theskyhound Wrote: This is the SkyTools 4 Imaging Pro Edition Scheduler.

Hi Greg,
  Is there any plan to integrate with any external software like SGP? Might in some ways make your life easier. Might be a pain as well but I thought I’d ask. SGP, Sharpcap and AstroArt are what I use and all have good integration support.
Cheers
Phil

(2017-11-12, 03:11 AM)theskyhound Wrote: This is the SkyTools 4 Imaging Pro Edition Scheduler.
Are you pulling temperature and weather data?
Cheers
Phil


RE: Scheduler - theskyhound - 2017-11-14

The scheduler is designed to integrate with external control systems. Right now it supports ACP and that is what I have been concentrating on. I may be able to add one or more others before release, but that depends on how compatible they are and how much trouble it is. But in the longer term, say the next year or two, I do hope to support as many different control systems as reasonable.

As far as temperature and weather data, I am open to ideas. Right now you have to enter it yourself.


RE: Scheduler - Pcowell - 2017-11-14

(2017-11-14, 04:16 AM)theskyhound Wrote: The scheduler is designed to integrate with external control systems. Right now it supports ACP and that is what I have been concentrating on. I may be able to add one or more others before release, but that depends on how compatible they are and how much trouble it is. But in the longer term, say the next year or two, I do hope to support as many different control systems as reasonable.

As far as temperature and weather data, I am open to ideas. Right now you have to enter it yourself.

SGP seems to be pretty popular. From a developer perspective the API’s are provided in a lot of formats.
http://mainsequencesoftware.com/Content/SGPHelp/SequenceGeneratorPro.html?APIDocumentation.html
Smile
Adding the info isn’t that bad. There was some talk on the Astro-Physics forum about it possibly being in ASCOM at some point.

Working with ACP does that mean you might integrate with Pinpoint for platesolves?
Cheers
Phil


RE: Scheduler - theskyhound - 2017-11-14

(2017-11-14, 09:46 PM)Pcowell Wrote: Working with ACP does that mean you might integrate with Pinpoint for platesolves?
Cheers
Phil

SkyTools seems to be too far up the chain for that. I would seem that is best enabled via some sort of intermediate software. But I could be wrong.

Many of these questions are just awaiting beta testing. I will work with the team to see what can be accomplished. Even if it can't be done in ST4, I will be updating much more often from here on out, so it can come in the following versions.


RE: Scheduler - Rowland - 2017-11-15

I also use SGP - did the trial of ACP but just didn't see the benefit vs. SGP, and the cost differential is huge.

So... I know your plate is full with just getting V.4 done, but SGP integration would be great if and when...

Rowland