Re: question re a preplanned observing session...
Phil, you should look at SkyTools
(http://www.skyhound.com/skytools.html) by Greg Crinklaw. It's not
clear from your message whether you want to simply avoid punching RA &
DEC info into the keypad for every star, or actually script the mount
to move through a sequence of objects without human intervention, as
would be desirable for a remote observatory. SkyTools does the former
brialliantly, and building an observing list filtered for the
variables you want to observe is very straightforward and rapid. Then
you use the SkyTools "RealTime" plugin, which is an ASCOM driver, to
drive the mount. Slewing from object to object is by pushing the space
bar on your laptop - it could not be easier.
It does not do scripting but there is a new version about to be
released that will emphasize imaging capabilities more - perhaps this
will be added. It's pretty much all I use for visual observing with my
AP1200 and 10" Mak-Cass.
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