Re: Flats panel

Yizhou Zhang

Hi Rick,


If you are looking for the solution for flats but not necessarily as a cover, I think the software called Voyager is worth checking into. It’s an automation solution package and one feature is to automate the skyflat acquisition during damn/dusk. It auto slews, auto calculate/adjust the exposure duration, and auto dither. I’ve been using this for almost a year. No need an external device makes it easy.


It does more than flat management of course.




From: [] On Behalf Of Rick Darden
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:08 AM
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Flats panel


Hi All,

I'm on pier 6 in the 1 meter building and I need a better flats panel for my AGO 12.5.

I notice in the building there are 2 setups with scope at least the size of mine that have flats panels that would work for me.

One is an AGO on a 10 micron and the other is a Planewave on a 10 micron.

If you guys are on here, can you tell me about your flats panels. Are they DIY or pre-fab'd? 12v? Ascom compatible? Can you control the intensity?

Thanks guys,

Rick Darden 

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