This tool is to take a preview exposure for focusing or centering purpose.
Set the Exposure time and the Binning to use for the preview.
You can also change the Gain and Offset or the “ISO” if supported and activated in the options
The camera lens F-Stop when using a supported INDI DSLR.
This setting is totally independent of the Capture setting.
Click Preview for a single exposure or Loop to take exposure continuously until you stop it with the same button. The light change to green when the loop is active.
If you activate the “stacking option” in the preferences you also see a Stack check-box.
When it is checked, every preview frame is added to the previous ones, this is specifically useful with the Loop button. If available the images are processed with Dark and BPM.
If the option is activated and a bright enough star is present the frames will be aligned on this star.
After you start the Loop, you see the object image to appear progressively in the screen as the number of frame increase. This function is often use in public demonstration.
You can use the menu File/ Save FITS file... to record the stacked image after you stop the Loop.
A new stack is started when you start the Loop, or after you take a preview without this option.
When Astrometry is checked every preview image is solved and the current center coordinates are show.