This tool is to take a series of exposures.
Set the Exposure time, the Gain and Offset if supported and activated in the options, and the Binning to use. Also the camera lens F-Stop when using a supported INDI DSLR.
If you activate the “stacking option” in the preferences you also see a Stacking count value. This is the number of exposure it accumulate to save in a single file.
Enter an Object name. The object name will be used for the file name and stored in the FITS header at keyword OBJECT.
Set the Number of consecutive exposures to be taken.
Select the Type of frame: Light for sky exposure. Bias, Dark, Flat for the calibration. This selection will be used for the folder name and stored in the FITS header at keyword IMAGETYP. If your camera has a shutter, it will be closed for Bias and Dark.
When BIAS is selected the exposure time selection is disabled and exposure time is set to zero.
If Dithering is required, put a checkmark and enter the image interval. Dithering requires the autoguider to be connected, configured and guiding from the Autoguider tool before you start capturing.
if Autofocus is required, put a checkmark and enter the image interval. Autofocus must have been configured in auto-focus and V curve learning should have been run and result saved. For autofocus the telescope will automatically slew to a database star of configured magnitude. The slew to and return will only work accurately if you have configured the plate solver and slewing options.
Click the Start button to begin the exposure series. The same button can be used to interrupt the series when it is running.