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1 How do I download my images? Featured

As you are imaging, your files are periodically moved to a temporary server. There is one such server at each observatory, currently one in New Mexico, and one in Australia. While you are observing: You can access recent images using the Telescopes ->…

2 Does ACP support time-critical target imaging

Q. How does ACP support time critical target imaging (exoplanet transits, asteroid occultations)? A. The only way you can do time-critical imaging is to reserve the appropriate hour(s) and submit a plan that will do the required imaging at the required time.…

3 How do I oepn a a file with the FIT/FTS extension?

The FITS format is almost exclusively used for astronomy images. Concumer image editing programs, and even most professional programs like Photoshop, do not support opening FITS files. On the other hand, FITS files are commonly supported by the programs used…

4 How do I turn off autoguiding in ACP?

Q. How do I turn off autoguiding in ACP? I'm using many short exposures and I don't need autoguiding. A. Autoguiding is automatic; exposures over a certain duration will be autoguided. If you are taking short exposures, autoguiding will also be active if…

5 Where do I download calibration frames?

We take regular calibration frames each month (flats at new moon; everything else at full moon). You can go here to download calibration frames: http://portal.tzecmaun.org/cal_frames.php There is a link to the calibration download page on the Telescopes menu…

6 Black specs on processed image

I took images (11) of 5 mins each of M31 on fsq 106 (sept 30, 2010) When I process the images using CCDStack program and applied the master dark frame (5 min exposure) time, "black specks" appear all over image of M31. (Black specks are not on light frames…

7 ACP: Creating a plan from objects in TheSky 6

Start by running TheSky version 6 (TheSky X is not yet supported). Then click the "TheSky Plan Capture" icon on your desktop to run the ACP Planner as well as the Plan Capture tool. At this point you have three program windows open: TheSky 6, ACP Planner,…

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