Access the AutoFlats Scheduler from the “Sequence” menu.



The Scheduler is separated into 4 steps in order to make things as conceptually simple as possible. Most settings found in the scheduler are single, solitary settings that apply to all scheduled AutoFlats runs, but sections 3 and 4 contain settings that will allow you to designate different parameters for those runs that are scheduled to run before or after the sequence. The next section will cover each of those four sections.


Important!


Along the top of this dialog, you'll see what essentially amount to the "on / off" switch for automatic execution of AutoFlats with alongside your main sequence.


  • Capture AutoFlats before sequence starts: Check this option if you want to schedule flat frame capture prior to starting the sequence’s first target.
  • Capture AutoFlats before sequence starts: Check this option if you want to schedule flat frame capture for after the sequence finishes. Note: post-sequence AutoFlats will only run if the sequence ends without error. This includes sequence endings due to event completion or due to a pre-established termination time. If you’d like to, in most cases,  the AutoFlats can be forced to run after a sequence error. To do so, within Sequence Options, enable the “Capture calibration data even if sequence fails” option.