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ACP, MaximDL, AP1200GTO, STL11K and 253mm f/6 Newtonian

IC410
IC 410: 253mm f/6 Newtonian, AP1200, and STL11K Data Collected Robotically

Session Plan


; IC410 
; Written by William R. Mattil
;
; == IC 410 Offset to accomodate guidestar ==
#AFINTERVAL 30
#INTERVAL 1800
#REPEAT 4
#BINNING 1
#FILTER Ha
IC410	05:24:29	33:25:21	; RA and Dec of Image Center

Session Log

22-Jan-2007@004458.Log

ACP console log opened 22-Jan-2007 00:44:58 UTC
This is ACP version 4.2 (build 7, Production Release)
Licensed to William R. Mattil
00:44:59 Initializing AcquireSupport V4.2.7 (Bill Mattil Test)
00:44:59 Telescope is ACP->AstroPhysics, driver V1
00:45:00 Imager is SBIG Universal
00:45:01 Guider is SBIG Universal(internal)
00:45:01 Calculated unbinned plate scales (arcsec/pix): H = 1.09 V = 1.09
00:45:01 Calculated field of view (arcmin): H = 72.6 V = 48.4
00:45:01 This is AcquireImages V4.2.12
00:45:01 Starting run for plan IC410-5x1800s-Ha-Offset.txt...
00:45:01 Pointing exposures:
00:45:01   Exposure Interval = 30
00:45:01   Min brightness = 0
00:45:01   Sigma = 3
00:45:01   Cat max mag = 14
00:45:01 Final exposure:
00:45:01   Default interval = 30
00:45:01   (plate solving is disabled)
00:45:01 Starting observing run.
00:45:01 File set-numbers start with 1
00:45:01   (scheduled initial pointing update)
00:45:01 ; IC4 10 Offset
00:45:01 ; Written by William R. Mattil
00:45:01 ;
00:45:01 ; == IC 410 ==
00:45:01   Start slew to IC410...
00:45:02 Auto-Focus will be done every 30 minutes
00:45:02 Doing IC410 (# 1 of 1 in set 1)
00:45:02 IC410 will be repeated 4 times.
00:45:02   (wait for slew to complete)
00:45:17   (slew complete)
00:45:17   Switching from Clear to Ha filter for imaging
00:45:17   Updating pointing...
00:45:18   (taking 30 sec. exposure, Clear filter, binning = 3)
00:46:13   (HFD = 7.57)
00:46:13   Calibrating image...
00:46:13   (avg HFD = 4.77)
00:46:13   Plate-solve pointing image.
00:46:14   1116 image stars found
00:46:15   1179 catalog stars found
00:46:17   Solved! 209 stars matched.
00:46:17   Average residual is 0.55 arcsec.
00:46:17   Pointing error is 23.117 arcmin @ angle 75.23
00:46:17   True focal length is 175.5 cm.
00:46:17   True image center (J2000): 05h 26m 16.2s   33 31' 11.83"
00:46:17   Imager sky position angle is 272.8 deg.
00:46:17   [sync] pointing model updated
00:46:17   Internal guider, always re-slew
00:46:17   Re-slew to target.
00:46:17   Start slew to IC410...
00:46:19   (wait for slew to complete)
00:46:34   (slew complete)
00:46:34   Camera is aimed at the target.
00:46:34   (long exp(s), no orbital tracking, trying to autoguide)
00:46:45   (guide star SNR=55.0 X=274 Y=69)
00:46:48   (autoguiding at 2.00 sec.)
00:46:48   Imaging to IC410-S001-R001-Ha
00:46:48   (taking 1800 sec. exposure, Ha filter, binning = 1)
01:17:49   (HFD = 0.00)
01:17:50   (avg HFD = 5.08)
01:17:55   Do periodic auto-focus...
01:17:56   (autoguider stopped)
01:17:58   Starting FocusMax AcquireStar autofocus...
01:18:01     
01:18:01    ** Starting Acquire Star Sequence **
01:18:01    Catalog: USNO-A2.0
01:18:02    Telescope ACP->AstroPhysics is connected
01:18:04    ** Taking pointing exposure **
01:18:32    
01:18:32    Plate not solved - starting spiral search
01:18:32    Doing a spiral search to solve this pointing exposure.
01:18:33    ** Begining Spiral search **
01:18:34    78 plate image stars found
01:18:35    SpiralSolve failed to solve the pointing exposure.
01:18:35    Current telescope position not plate solved!
01:18:35    Current pointing:  RA 05:23:02.3  Dec 33 21' 03.7"
01:18:36    
01:18:36    ** Getting catalog stars between mag 3 & 7 **
01:18:36    Looking for target star > 60 deg altitude
01:18:36    
01:18:37    Field search = 2.0 x 2.0 (degrees)
01:18:37    0 potential target stars found
01:18:37    Current target stars = 0
01:18:37    
01:18:38    Field search = 4.0 x 4.0 (degrees)
01:18:38    2 potential target stars found
01:18:39    Current target stars = 2
01:18:40    
01:18:41    Field search = 6.0 x 6.0 (degrees)
01:18:43    4 potential target stars found
01:18:48    Target stars = 3
01:18:48    Identified target stars:
01:18:48    Star 1 mag 6.10 RA 04:56:49.9 Dec 36 10' 59.2" (Topo)
01:18:48    Star 2 mag 5.00 RA 04:59:45.7 Dec 37 54' 15.9" (Topo)
01:18:48    Star 3 mag 6.90 RA 04:52:50.2 Dec 36 39' 26.3" (Topo)
01:18:48    Using 6.10 mag star at  RA 04:56:49.9  Dec 36 10' 59.2" (Topo)
01:18:48    Slewing 6.0797 degrees to target star
01:19:10    No star centering desired
01:19:11    
01:19:11    System: 253mmf6-STL-1
01:19:11    ** Beginning Focus run **
01:19:11    LS: -0.160176 RS: 0.160139 PID: 3.34 NFHFD: 10
01:19:11    Move direction: Out
01:19:12    Temperature = 586.0
01:19:12    Filter number = 4
01:19:12    Focus Start: 1660
01:19:31    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:19:31    Try star search again with cropped border
01:19:32    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:19:32    Attempting brightest pixel method
01:19:32    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:19:33    Starting exposures with Extended Time
01:19:33    Min flux setting = 10000
01:19:33    Total Flux = 4083  Next exposure = 2.00 sec
01:19:46    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:19:47    Try star search again with cropped border
01:19:47    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:19:48    Attempting brightest pixel method
01:19:49    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:19:50    Total Flux = 0  Next exposure = 4.00 sec
01:20:04    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:20:04    Try star search again with cropped border
01:20:05    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:20:05    Attempting brightest pixel method
01:20:06    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:20:06    Total Flux = 0  Next exposure = 8.00 sec
01:20:29    Total Flux = 24046
01:20:29    Target star found at  X = 3259, Y = 1944
01:20:29    Focus exposures will be 8.00 sec
01:20:43    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak; increasing frame size
01:20:44    Increasing frame width
01:20:59    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:20:59    Increasing frame width
01:21:19    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
01:21:20    1660  ,  38.48  ,  0  ,  3202  ,  2620  ,  9440
01:21:39    1749  ,  12.58  ,  0  ,  3099  ,  2637  ,  4000
01:21:39    On correct side of focus
01:21:39    Move to Near Focus HFD
01:21:56    1765  ,   0.00  ,  0  ,  3066  ,  2604  ,  363
01:21:57    ** Starting Near Focus **
01:21:57    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
01:21:57    1765  ,   0.00  ,  1763  ,  3066  ,  2604  ,  363
01:22:12    Error in modHFR Sub StarIntersectsFrameEdge
01:22:12    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:22:12    Increasing frame width
01:22:27    No star found
01:22:46    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:22:47    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 1
01:23:01    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:23:02    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 2
01:23:18    1765  ,   0.80  ,  1766  ,  3044  ,  2605  ,  1754
01:23:32    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak; increasing frame size
01:23:33    Increasing frame width
01:23:47    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:23:47    Increasing frame width
01:24:02    1765  ,   0.80  ,  1767  ,  3044  ,  2599  ,  1953
01:24:17    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak; increasing frame size
01:24:18    Increasing frame width
01:24:32    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:24:33    Increasing frame width
01:24:49    1765  ,   0.80  ,  1767  ,  3044  ,  2581  ,  2403
01:25:03    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak; increasing frame size
01:25:03    Increasing frame width
01:25:19    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:25:19    Increasing frame width
01:25:36    1765  ,   0.00  ,  1766  ,  2968  ,  2505  ,  12
01:25:36    Best Focus is: 1766
01:25:55    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:25:56    Increasing frame width
01:26:14    1766  ,  29.85  ,  1766  ,  3091  ,  2486  ,  3860
01:26:14    Final focus > max allowed HFD of 6.00
01:26:15    Moving to last focus position: 1844
01:26:15    Moving to previous focus position of 1844
01:26:19    Focus not achieved with star 1 of 3 - trying next target star
01:26:19    Using 5.00 mag star at  RA 04:59:45.7  Dec 37 54' 15.9" (Topo)
01:26:20    Slewing 1.8179 degrees to target star
01:26:41    No star centering desired
01:26:44    
01:26:44    System: 253mmf6-STL-1
01:26:44    ** Beginning Focus run **
01:26:44    LS: -0.160176 RS: 0.160139 PID: 3.34 NFHFD: 10
01:26:46    Move direction: Out
01:26:46    Temperature = 586.0
01:26:46    Filter number = 4
01:26:46    Focus Start: 1660
01:27:04    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:27:04    Try star search again with cropped border
01:27:04    Target star found at  X = 656, Y = 2268
01:27:05    Focus exposures will be 2.00 sec
01:27:14    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
01:27:14    1660  ,  22.10  ,  0  ,  662  ,  2240  ,  3970
01:27:26    1698  ,   2.90  ,  0  ,  653  ,  2244  ,  482
01:27:26    On correct side of focus
01:27:26    Move to Near Focus HFD
01:27:38    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:27:38    Increasing frame width
01:27:45    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:27:58    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:27:58    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 1
01:28:06    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:28:07    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 2
01:28:17    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:28:17    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 3
01:28:28    1609  ,  83.49  ,  0  ,  632  ,  2290  ,  1983608
01:28:44    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak; increasing frame size
01:28:45    Increasing frame width
01:28:56    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:28:56    Increasing frame width
01:29:13    No star found
01:29:34    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:29:34    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 1
01:29:50    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:29:50    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 2
01:30:05    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:30:06    Increasing Subframe Width, attempt 3
01:30:21    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
01:30:23 **Autofocus took too long. Check FocusMax log for details.
01:30:23    Operation stopped by operator
01:30:26   Autofocus finished.
01:30:26   Updating pointing...
01:30:26   (taking 30 sec. exposure, Clear filter, binning = 3)
01:30:27    Can not measure HFD for this image
01:30:32    Moving to previous focus position of 1844
01:30:34    Focus not achieved with star 2 of 3 - trying next target star
01:30:34    Using 6.90 mag star at  RA 04:52:50.2  Dec 36 39' 26.3" (Topo)
01:30:34    Acquire Star not completed
01:31:21   (HFD = 6.40)
01:31:21   Calibrating image...
01:31:21   (avg HFD = 5.94)
01:31:21   Plate-solve pointing image.
01:31:22   1003 image stars found
01:31:23   1179 catalog stars found
01:31:54 ** No matching stars found. Check your estimated center-point RA/Dec, and your image scaling and quality.
01:31:54   Start slew to offset...
01:31:55   (wait for slew to complete)
01:32:10   (slew complete)
01:32:10   (taking 30 sec. exposure, Clear filter, binning = 3)
01:32:49   (HFD = 15.42)
01:32:50   Calibrating image...
01:32:50   (avg HFD = 9.80)
01:32:50   Plate-solve pointing image.
01:32:51   1012 image stars found
01:32:52   1019 catalog stars found
01:32:53   Solved! 96 stars matched.
01:32:53   Average residual is 1.07 arcsec.
01:32:53   Pointing error is 23.189 arcmin @ angle 77.96
01:32:53   True focal length is 175.5 cm.
01:32:53   True image center (J2000): 05h 26m 21.0s   35 55' 24.48"
01:32:53   Imager sky position angle is 272.5 deg.
01:32:54   [sync] pointing model updated
01:32:54   Re-slew to target.
01:32:54   Start slew to IC410...
01:32:56   (wait for slew to complete)
01:33:11   (slew complete)
01:33:11   Camera is aimed at the target.
01:33:24   (guide star SNR=2016750000.0 X=266 Y=43)
01:33:32   (autoguiding at 2.00 sec.)
01:33:32   (waiting for guider to settle...)
01:33:37   Imaging to IC410-S001-R002-Ha
01:33:37   (taking 1800 sec. exposure, Ha filter, binning = 1)
02:04:24   (HFD = 0.00)
02:04:25   (avg HFD = 10.91)
02:04:29   Do periodic auto-focus...
02:04:30   (autoguider stopped)
02:04:32   Starting FocusMax AcquireStar autofocus...
02:04:33     
02:04:33    ** Starting Acquire Star Sequence **
02:04:33    Catalog: USNO-A2.0
02:04:35    ** Taking pointing exposure **
02:05:02    
02:05:02    Plate not solved - starting spiral search
02:05:02    Doing a spiral search to solve this pointing exposure.
02:05:02    ** Begining Spiral search **
02:05:04    61 plate image stars found
02:05:04    SpiralSolve failed to solve the pointing exposure.
02:05:05    Current telescope position not plate solved!
02:05:05    Current pointing:  RA 05:23:20.8  Dec 33 23' 34.6"
02:05:05    
02:05:06    ** Getting catalog stars between mag 3 & 7 **
02:05:06    Looking for target star > 60 deg altitude
02:05:06    
02:05:06    Field search = 2.0 x 2.0 (degrees)
02:05:07    1 potential target stars found
02:05:07    Current target stars = 1
02:05:07    
02:05:07    Field search = 4.0 x 4.0 (degrees)
02:05:10    5 potential target stars found
02:05:13    Current target stars = 2
02:05:13    
02:05:14    Field search = 6.0 x 6.0 (degrees)
02:05:17    13 potential target stars found
02:05:28    Target stars = 3
02:05:28    Identified target stars:
02:05:29    Star 1 mag 6.30 RA 05:27:20.7 Dec 33 16' 16.5" (Topo)
02:05:29    Star 2 mag 6.80 RA 05:25:59.7 Dec 34 11' 44.3" (Topo)
02:05:29    Star 3 mag 5.90 RA 05:27:18.5 Dec 34 24' 03.1" (Topo)
02:05:29    Using 6.30 mag star at  RA 05:27:20.7  Dec 33 16' 16.5" (Topo)
02:05:29    Slewing 0.8442 degrees to target star
02:05:51    No star centering desired
02:05:53    
02:05:53    System: 253mmf6-STL-1
02:05:53    ** Beginning Focus run **
02:05:53    LS: -0.160176 RS: 0.160139 PID: 3.34 NFHFD: 10
02:05:54    Move direction: Out
02:05:54    Temperature = 585.0
02:05:54    Filter number = 4
02:05:54    Focus Start: 1660
02:06:10    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:06:11    Try star search again with cropped border
02:06:11    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:06:12    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:06:14    Starting exposures with Extended Time
02:06:14    Min flux setting = 10000
02:06:14    Total Flux = 6504  Next exposure = 2.00 sec
02:06:28    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:06:28    Try star search again with cropped border
02:06:29    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:06:29    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:06:30    Total Flux = 6847  Next exposure = 4.00 sec
02:06:47    Total Flux = 67866
02:06:47    Target star found at  X = 2197, Y = 177
02:06:47    Focus exposures will be 4.00 sec
02:06:57    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
02:06:57    1660  ,  29.05  ,  0  ,  2186  ,  132  ,  38895
02:07:06    1719  ,  20.58  ,  0  ,  2188  ,  134  ,  84096
02:07:06    On correct side of focus
02:07:07    Move to Near Focus HFD
02:07:15    1752  ,  15.13  ,  0  ,  2185  ,  136  ,  82283
02:07:26    1784  ,  10.33  ,  0  ,  2186  ,  137  ,  83330
02:07:26    ** Starting Near Focus **
02:07:27    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
02:07:27    1784  ,  10.33  ,  1847  ,  2186  ,  137  ,  83330
02:07:34    1784  ,  10.37  ,  1847  ,  2186  ,  138  ,  81950
02:07:40    1784  ,  10.25  ,  1847  ,  2187  ,  139  ,  80618
02:07:50    1784  ,  10.33  ,  1847  ,  2187  ,  140  ,  80601
02:07:57    1784  ,  10.10  ,  1846  ,  2187  ,  140  ,  82134
02:07:57    Best Focus is: 1846
02:08:12    1846  ,   2.39  ,  1846  ,  2187  ,  140  ,  83865
02:08:13    Focusing Completed
02:08:13    Focus time = 140 sec
02:08:14    Performing return slew of 0.8399 degrees
02:08:14    Slewing to: 05:23:20.8  Dec: 33 23' 34.6"
02:08:36    Acquire Star completed
02:08:37   FocusMax auto-focus successful!
02:08:37     HFD = 2.39
02:08:37     Focus position = 1846
02:08:37   Autofocus finished.
02:08:37   Updating pointing...
02:08:38   (taking 30 sec. exposure, Clear filter, binning = 3)
02:09:34   (HFD = 8.96)
02:09:34   Calibrating image...
02:09:34   (avg HFD = 4.04)
02:09:34   Plate-solve pointing image.
02:09:35   1355 image stars found
02:09:35   1179 catalog stars found
02:09:39   Solved! 197 stars matched.
02:09:39   Average residual is 0.52 arcsec.
02:09:39   Pointing error is 1.131 arcmin @ angle 114.97
02:09:39   True focal length is 175.5 cm.
02:09:39   True image center (J2000): 05h 24m 33.9s   33 24' 52.35"
02:09:39   Imager sky position angle is 272.8 deg.
02:09:39   [sync] pointing model updated
02:09:39   Internal guider, always re-slew
02:09:39   Re-slew to target.
02:09:39   Start slew to IC410...
02:09:41   (wait for slew to complete)
02:09:56   (slew complete)
02:09:56   Camera is aimed at the target.
02:10:07   (guide star SNR=1954750000.0 X=272 Y=93)
02:10:14   (autoguiding at 2.00 sec.)
02:10:14   (waiting for guider to settle...)
02:10:19   Imaging to IC410-S001-R003-Ha
02:10:19   (taking 1800 sec. exposure, Ha filter, binning = 1)
02:41:15   (HFD = 0.00)
02:41:16   (avg HFD = 4.58)
02:41:20   Do periodic auto-focus...
02:41:21   (autoguider stopped)
02:41:23   Starting FocusMax AcquireStar autofocus...
02:41:25     
02:41:25    ** Starting Acquire Star Sequence **
02:41:25    Catalog: USNO-A2.0
02:41:26    ** Taking pointing exposure **
02:41:52    
02:41:52    Plate not solved - starting spiral search
02:41:52    Doing a spiral search to solve this pointing exposure.
02:41:52    ** Begining Spiral search **
02:41:53    78 plate image stars found
02:41:54    SpiralSolve failed to solve the pointing exposure.
02:41:54    Current telescope position not plate solved!
02:41:55    Current pointing:  RA 05:23:37.2  Dec 33 26' 44.3"
02:41:55    
02:41:56    ** Getting catalog stars between mag 3 & 7 **
02:41:56    Looking for target star > 60 deg altitude
02:41:56    
02:41:56    Field search = 2.0 x 2.0 (degrees)
02:41:57    1 potential target stars found
02:41:57    Current target stars = 1
02:41:57    
02:41:57    Field search = 4.0 x 4.0 (degrees)
02:41:59    7 potential target stars found
02:42:08    Target stars = 3
02:42:08    Identified target stars:
02:42:08    Star 1 mag 6.90 RA 06:00:44.1 Dec 33 08' 23.2" (Topo)
02:42:09    Star 2 mag 6.90 RA 06:00:54.5 Dec 34 30' 38.9" (Topo)
02:42:09    Star 3 mag 6.80 RA 06:03:07.2 Dec 32 35' 37.6" (Topo)
02:42:09    Using 6.90 mag star at  RA 06:00:44.1  Dec 33 08' 23.2" (Topo)
02:42:09    Slewing 7.7593 degrees to target star
02:42:31    No star centering desired
02:42:31    
02:42:31    System: 253mmf6-STL-1
02:42:32    ** Beginning Focus run **
02:42:32    LS: -0.160176 RS: 0.160139 PID: 3.34 NFHFD: 10
02:42:32    Move direction: Out
02:42:32    Temperature = 581.0
02:42:32    Filter number = 4
02:42:32    Focus Start: 1660
02:42:49    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:42:50    Try star search again with cropped border
02:42:50    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:42:51    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:42:51    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:42:52    Starting exposures with Extended Time
02:42:52    Min flux setting = 10000
02:42:53    Total Flux = 4301  Next exposure = 2.00 sec
02:43:07    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:07    Try star search again with cropped border
02:43:08    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:08    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:43:08    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:09    Total Flux = 1754  Next exposure = 4.00 sec
02:43:23    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:23    Try star search again with cropped border
02:43:24    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:24    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:43:25    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:25    Total Flux = 0  Next exposure = 8.00 sec
02:43:47    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:48    Try star search again with cropped border
02:43:48    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:48    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:43:49    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:43:49    Total Flux = 5034  Next exposure = 16.00 sec
02:44:16    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:44:16    Try star search again with cropped border
02:44:16    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:44:17    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:44:17    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:44:17    Exposure set to dim star max setting = 32
02:44:18    Total Flux = 5523  Next exposure = 32.00 sec
02:45:04    Total Flux = 376364
02:45:05    Target star found at  X = 3721, Y = 2451
02:45:05    Focus exposures will be 32.00 sec
02:45:46    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
02:45:46    1660  ,  29.15  ,  0  ,  3765  ,  2533  ,  172985
02:46:29    1720  ,  20.01  ,  0  ,  3768  ,  2544  ,  328035
02:46:29    On correct side of focus
02:46:29    Move to Near Focus HFD
02:47:13    1751  ,  15.87  ,  0  ,  3768  ,  2548  ,  334828
02:47:59    1788  ,  10.63  ,  0  ,  3769  ,  2555  ,  326897
02:47:59    ** Starting Near Focus **
02:47:59    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
02:48:00    1788  ,  10.63  ,  1853  ,  3769  ,  2555  ,  326897
02:48:40    1788  ,  10.45  ,  1852  ,  3768  ,  2559  ,  323914
02:49:20    1788  ,  10.54  ,  1852  ,  3767  ,  2563  ,  319675
02:50:01    1788  ,  10.76  ,  1852  ,  3766  ,  2568  ,  321384
02:50:41    1788  ,  10.71  ,  1853  ,  3766  ,  2572  ,  327761
02:50:41    Best Focus is: 1853
02:51:27    1853  ,   6.23  ,  1853  ,  3766  ,  2580  ,  327800
02:51:27    Final focus > max allowed HFD of 6.00
02:51:27    Moving to last focus position: 1846
02:51:27    Moving to previous focus position of 1846
02:51:28    Focus not achieved with star 1 of 3 - trying next target star
02:51:29    Using 6.90 mag star at  RA 06:00:54.5  Dec 34 30' 38.9" (Topo)
02:51:29    Slewing 1.3715 degrees to target star
02:51:51    No star centering desired
02:51:53    
02:51:53    System: 253mmf6-STL-1
02:51:53    ** Beginning Focus run **
02:51:53    LS: -0.160176 RS: 0.160139 PID: 3.34 NFHFD: 10
02:51:53    Move direction: Out
02:51:54    Temperature = 580.0
02:51:54    Filter number = 4
02:51:54    Focus Start: 1660
02:52:13    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:52:13    Try star search again with cropped border
02:52:13    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:52:13    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:52:14    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:52:14    Starting exposures with Extended Time
02:52:14    Min flux setting = 10000
02:52:15    Total Flux = 5545  Next exposure = 2.00 sec
02:52:31    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:52:31    Try star search again with cropped border
02:52:32    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:52:32    Attempting brightest pixel method
02:52:32    Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
02:52:33    Total Flux = 4103  Next exposure = 4.00 sec
02:52:51    Total Flux = 17253
02:52:51    Target star found at  X = 2089, Y = 571
02:52:51    Focus exposures will be 4.00 sec
02:52:59    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
02:52:59    1660  ,  32.01  ,  0  ,  2103  ,  561  ,  23378
02:53:11    1729  ,  21.18  ,  0  ,  2105  ,  562  ,  50592
02:53:11    On correct side of focus
02:53:11    Move to Near Focus HFD
02:53:24    1764  ,  15.38  ,  0  ,  2105  ,  563  ,  48035
02:53:34    1798  ,   9.93  ,  0  ,  2105  ,  564  ,  47689
02:53:35    ** Starting Near Focus **
02:53:35    Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
02:53:35    1798  ,   9.93  ,  1858  ,  2105  ,  564  ,  47689
02:53:42    1798  ,  10.12  ,  1859  ,  2105  ,  565  ,  47513
02:53:50    1798  ,   9.95  ,  1859  ,  2105  ,  566  ,  46446
02:53:58    1798  ,  10.11  ,  1859  ,  2105  ,  566  ,  47195
02:54:05    1798  ,  10.32  ,  1859  ,  2105  ,  567  ,  46066
02:54:06    Best Focus is: 1859
02:54:18    1859  ,   3.37  ,  1859  ,  2103  ,  568  ,  42523
02:54:19    Focusing Completed
02:54:20    Focus time = 147 sec
02:54:21    Performing return slew of 7.7976 degrees
02:54:21    Slewing to: 05:23:37.2  Dec: 33 26' 44.3"
02:54:34 **Autofocus took too long. Check FocusMax log for details.
02:54:34    Operation stopped by operator
02:54:34   Autofocus finished.
02:54:34   Updating pointing...
02:54:34   (taking 30 sec. exposure, Clear filter, binning = 3)
02:54:36    Telescope Slew Aborted
02:54:38    Acquire Star not completed
02:55:31   (HFD = 8.01)
02:55:31   Calibrating image...
02:55:31   (avg HFD = 6.45)
02:55:31   Plate-solve pointing image.
02:55:32   1454 image stars found
02:55:33   1179 catalog stars found
02:55:42   Solved! 194 stars matched.
02:55:43   Average residual is 0.55 arcsec.
02:55:43   Pointing error is 1.522 arcmin @ angle 227.82
02:55:43   True focal length is 175.5 cm.
02:55:43   True image center (J2000): 05h 24m 23.6s   33 24' 19.66"
02:55:43   Imager sky position angle is 272.8 deg.
02:55:43   [sync] pointing model updated
02:55:43   Internal guider, always re-slew
02:55:43   Re-slew to target.
02:55:43   Start slew to IC410...
02:55:44   (wait for slew to complete)
02:56:00   (slew complete)
02:56:00   Camera is aimed at the target.
02:56:13   (guide star SNR=3.0 X=62 Y=226)
02:56:51 **Guider waited for 10 sec and never got a measurement
02:56:58 **No stars found in guider image
02:56:58 No usable stars in guider image; trying again at max guider exposure
02:57:15   (guide star SNR=914400000.0 X=281 Y=99)
02:57:24   (autoguiding at 2.00 sec.)
02:57:24   (waiting for guider to settle...)
02:57:29   Imaging to IC410-S001-R004-Ha
02:57:29   (taking 1800 sec. exposure, Ha filter, binning = 1)
02:57:30   (guider error too high, try #0)
02:57:34   (guider error too high, try #1)
02:57:37   (guider error too high, try #2)
02:57:40   (guider error too high, try #3)
02:57:43   (guider error too high, try #4)
02:57:46   (guider error too high, try #5)
02:57:48   Guiding errors within limits
03:28:34   (HFD = 0.00)
03:28:34   (avg HFD = 8.48)
03:28:39   (autoguider stopped)
03:28:39   (turning tracking off)
03:30:18 -- end --
ACP console log closed 22-Jan-2007 03:30:19 UTC