By itself AutoFlats is a powerful automation tool, but combined with the power of an SGPro sequence it can essentially allow you to never even have to consider Flat Frame capture again. Just create your normal DSO target with Light Events and SGPro will use AutoFlats as part of the sequence, dynamically produce the Flat Events work list and leave you with Flat Frame data you need to complete your image pre-processing. This next section will cover how to “schedule” AutoFlats as part of the sequence. 

Currently, SGPro allows for scheduling AutoFlats as part of the sequence, but is run either before the first target or after the last (or both). Typically, these AutoFlats time frames will correspond to some type of Sky Flats, but they can also certainly be used to capture Panel Flats as well.

Assuming you feel reasonably comfortable with the concepts described above as part of the standalone use documentation, then it is safe to say that most concepts are the same and don’t need to be revisited. The main difference between using AutoFlats manually and using it as part of the sequence is that the manual method expects you to add your Flat Events and then take some action with them while the AutoFlats scheduler will build the Flat Events list dynamically based on the current set of Light data found in the sequence. The next sections will cover the specifics of directing SGPro to “schedule” flats capture in the way that best suits your needs.

Finally, it’s worth noting that for every AutoFlats option or setting discussed above, the Scheduler contains a corresponding setting. The settings found in the scheduler’s setup dialog will be used to run AutoFlats during execution of a sequence.