I’ve been working since quite some time on an application for controlling SGP (through its API) to automatize sky flat captures. Specifically I do so-called blue sky flats, starting about 30 min before sunset, and I wanted to automatize the whole sequence, particularly a dynamic adjustment of the exposure time to reach a target ADU with the changing light level. The application also has a sequencer to handle a list of filters, calculates and waits for sunset, etc. The idea was to do a “click-and-forget” application, because frankly flats are boring to take (but necessary :)! I would also mention that this project started during the pandemic, hence it is a lock-down project that grew out of proportions…
I have been using the application for my imaging during about 4 months now, and on my computer it works like a charm. I feel rather confident it could be used by others, but of course there might be a lot of bugs that do not appear on my system. If there is an interest in testing the application, do not hesitate to tell me and you can be beta tester. As for now I will not release it on the net, before I get some feedback from other users that do sky flats. So just answer this message if you are interested, and I will forward the installation files on a private channel.
A screenshot of the application can be found below.
EDIT: The application connects directly to the mount and therefore requires an ASCOM driver for the mount