Frame and Focus
Description: Frame and Focus can be run from the Focus tab in the Control Panel or the Focus Module. It allows for images to be taken in quick succession when using a Bahtinov mask or other focusing aid (for manual focus).
Above Focus Control Panel
Above Frame and Focus Module
To focus manually, connect your camera to Sequence Generator Pro:
- Find a bright star.
- Set your bin and Exposure settings to a reasonable value for the target you're focusing on (for broadband filters, typically 1 or 2 seconds is sufficient).
- Start a continuous capture loop by pressing "Start" on the Frame and Focus Module or on the Focus Control Panel (for EOS cameras you can also use Live View).
- Move your focuser towards the focus position by turning the focus knob or by controller the stepper motor through the Focus Control Panel
- Continue moving the focuser until you are in focus.
This procedure can be enhanced by setting up a Target and Focus Position in the telescope tab.