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Old 21-08-2014, 02:51 PM
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Maxim Script to warm up ccd at the end of a session

hi,

would anyone have any sample or working scripts to use with maxim to warm up the CCD at the end of an Autosave sequence?

I sometimes just use maxim to set exposures for a night with all filters and use eqmod to park after x minutes. only thing missing is turning off cooling from maxim or warming up the ccd.

any ideas?

I use an electrical timer to turn off power so everything shuts down but didn't want to turn off the camera without warming up.

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Old 21-08-2014, 06:54 PM
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I did something like this along time ago, i.e. before I discovered the power of automation software like ACP which has camera warm up functions after a night of observing such as just after dawn sky flats or if you just want to take calibration frames all night such as dark/bias frames.

The vbs script may or may not work for you, but its a starting point;
InitHost
CoolCamera

Dim S
Dim cam

Sub InitHost
Set S = WScript.Application
End Sub

Sub CoolCamera()
If Not IsObject(cam) Then Set cam = CreateObject("MaxIm.CCDCamera")
S.Sleep 3000
cam.CoolerOn = True
cam.TemperatureSetpoint = 0
End Sub

You can find many of the functions under the MaximDL help section such as here - http://www.cyanogen.com/help/maximdl...reSetpoint.htm
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