Planning/execution of mosaic coverage

Bug #987360 reported by Mario Cannistra on 2012-04-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Stellarium
Wishlist
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Bug Description

I would like a new feature to be added in order to plan and drive mosaic shooting sequences.

I guess this feature should be added to the ocular plugin or to the telescope plugin, not sure about which one.

A series of rectangles should be overlayed and centered on the current view, sized and scaled depending on the current zoom level and sensor pixel size / resolution.

The rectangles should be slightly overlapping (20%, possibly configurable) and the number of rows and columns should be calculated depending on the sky area the user is interested in, expressed in arcmin or arcsec.

Upon "start" button being hit, the plugin should send the telescope (via ASCOM or currently selected interface) the commands to position at the centers of the rectangles, iterating through all the rectangles by columns and rows. The plugin UI should present a button to command going to the next rectangle, allowing ccd or webcam imaging to take place.

Movement to the next rectangle should be expressed in ra/dec offsets initially calculated for the whole matrix. Being the mount continuously tracking, the plugin should query the current position, apply the offset and ask the mount a goto to these new coords.

All needed selections and parameters should be saved to disk, same for the "shooted" rectangles in order to be able to suspend the imaging session and start again on different nights.

I recognize this is a major addition, but IMHO this feature would be appreciated by many of us :-)

Thank you for reading all of this :-)

Cheers,
Mario

Changed in stellarium:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Opinion
tags: removed: mosaic
summary: - Ocular or telescope plugin enhancement request
+ Planning/execution of mosaic coverage
Changed in stellarium:
status: Opinion → Confirmed
tags: added: plugin telescope-control
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