Focus Action

 

This action will run a focusing routine using the filter selected.  The Focus routine will execute using whatever parameters you have configured in the focusing tool.  Be sure that the focusing tool executes how you want using the parameters set.

 

The view of this window can change depending on the focusing tool selected.  The default view is above.

 

 

For FocusMax, the window will change to this:

 

 

Exposure Time sets the initial exposure time FocusMax will use for the focus routine.

 

Specify Focus Star Position allows you to pick the star location for focusing.  This is useful if you do not slew to a focus star and want to use the target field-of-view to focus.  Normally FocusMax chooses the brightest star in the field, but sometimes this can be the core of a galaxy or a star that may be too bright for focusing.  Using this function allows you to specify the coordinates of the star you want to use.

 

Star X pos and Star Y pos specify the coordinates of the star you want to use.

 

Get Position will pull the position of the star last used by FocusMax for the focus routine.  You can use the FocusMax Select focus function to pick the star you want (if you are also using MaxIm/DL).  You do not have to use the Get Position button - simply entering the star coordinates works just as well.

 

 

For CCSoft @Focus, the window will change to this:

 

 

Exposure Time specifies the length of the focus exposure you want to use for the @Focus run.