Tonight while shooting an M42 sequence with a high number of short subframes, and trying to sort what i could get done before both mount limit and weather became factors, a “nice to have” came to mind :
Could the “Time Remaining” calculation be updated to include factors beyond the simple exposure time X number of frames? Either via user configurable settings, some calculation of average times spent doing other things, or a combination of both.
Download, dither, guider settle, autofocus every n frames or n minutes, filter change (and accompanying autofocus if enabled), and several other factors all add to the “actual” time remaining.
Perhaps SGP could monitor a few of these, and keep an “average” and account for it? Perhaps they could be an equipment or session option, like “Allow n Seconds for guider settle”? Something along those lines.
Thanks as always, MSS gang!