For a same night trip, it can be about 2 hours. I image and change configurations. I need time to charge batteries, update software, check all my accessories are present. I might go from long focal length galaxies in the spring to short focal length nebula in the summer, all requiring substantial time. I’ll also need time to plan out what I want to see or image that night.
It’s always a bit of a panic as I’m rushing to leave before it gets dark.
For multi night trips then it’s more like 5 hours. I’ll need a lot more time to prepare camping or sleeping equipment.
Unfortunately when I come home I don’t spend anywhere near that unpacking so stuff gets left in the vehicles or living room and it’s a mess.
Hopefully one day my packing time will be more like 15 minutes but I don’t know when or how.
Edited by joelin, 10 August 2020 - 02:00 AM.