- Select an unused entry and change
the FOV to 1.0 and click on the red button to turn it
- Click on the OK button. A small
circle should appear in the center of each rectangle.
You can now save the mosaic setup file on
your computer by clicking SAVE on the mosaic setup window.
This file can be reloaded by RIGHT clicking on the map and
selecting FINDER CIRCLE > Load FROM FILE.
At this point you are ready to start taking pictures.
- Some earlier versions of CDC had a
bug that failed to show TELESCOPE>SLEW TO CURSOR
POSITION option when the chart was locked. Should this
be the case, make sure that the chart position is NOT
LOCKED either with the “anchor” button or the menu
- Right click on one of the little
circles and select TELESCOPE>SLEW TO CURSOR POSITION.
The mount should now move to the position. At this
point start taking images.
If you will be taking multiple days to
create this mosaic you will probably want to keep track of
which segments have been taken. A pencil and paper will
work or you could use the notes feature in GSS.
Patrick Chevalley, author of CDC, has
written a sequence program ( CCDciel ) that allows you to
program what object to take and how many images to take of
that object. It also allows you to import the mosaic file
you created above and have the program take each section for
you while you are in the house keeping warm. CCD
capture software intended for the amateur astronomer.
It include all the features required to perform digital
imaging CCD observation of celestial objects.
Using the standard drivers protocol INDI and ASCOM it can
connect and control the CCD camera, the focuser, the filter
wheel and the telescope mount. Check it out here
CCDciel download | SourceForge.net