Thank you for this.
I will definitely go through the effort of setting up ASIAIR Live View Calibration Masters. Thank you for the info about using Live View to do it for EAA.
Just a few more questions (apologies):
1. I'm assuming that for all these Live View Calibration Masters they have to be done with my telescope + camera + ASIAIR Plus all fully setup and in position outdoors prior to my EAA session?
2. Would these need to be done every time before an EAA session?
3. Is it possible to set up my scope indoors to take Live View darks, bias and flats calibration masters? (Lights being done by pointing my telescope at my intended viewing target on the night)
Thank you. Appreciate the help.
1. Only the flats require telescope + camera + AAP be set up together.
2. Only the flats would be done before each session. And if the focus has not been significantly changed, nor the camera removed/repositioned, then even flats can be reused. (Beware, though, if any new dust somehow gets in the imaging train then you might have to redo the flats).
3. Taking darks and bias (or dark flats) can be done indoors. There is no need for the camera to even be attached to the scope. Flats could be done indoors so long as the scope and camera remain attached in the same config for lights as for the indoor flats. I think most would avoid this method, though. Ideally you’d like to not handle the scope after taking flats.
As others have suggested, a cooled camera allows the creation, indoors, of a darks library to cover a range of exposure times (and sensor temperatures if you wish).