I have an AP1200.
My requirement: I need to jump back and forth between my selected
composition/framing of an object, and a bright star suitable for
repeatedly focusing with different filters.
I am doing this by
1) slewing to a bright "focus star" near the intended target, doing a
calibrate on it,
2) focus the camera
3) Then I do the short slew to the main target, and carefully frame
the image. Once the picture is composed, I go to object menu and press
">" which seems to cache the RA/DEC of the current position for later
4) When I'm ready to change filters I slew to the bright star again by
name, and do the filters & focus work.
5) When ready to take photos again, I go to the objects menu and press
"#7 - R/D" which has the coords of my careful framing remembered.
Repeat 4-5 for each filter or photograph series.
I know the easy way to do this is a robofocus and a filter wheel, but
pretend I don't have $1200 for that stuff right now... Am I doing this
repeated change between two sky positions in a silly manner?
Is there any handy software where I can tell it to remember a number
of sky coordinates and just simply click on them A.. B.. A... B... to
go between them?