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6.3 Data Acquisition Tasks

observe
Main observing task; prompts for image type, exposure time and title.
zeros
Starts sequence of bias exposures; prompts for number.
objects
Starts sequence of object exposures; prompts for number and exposure time.
flats
Starts sequence of flat-field exposures; prompts for number and exposure time.
darks
Starts sequence of dark exposures; prompts for number and exposure time.
tests
Start a test exposure that will overwrite any previous image named "test".
mores
Starts a sequence of observe s identical to the previous one.
p
Can be used to pause the integration clock and close the shutter.
r
Used after p to restart the integration clock and open the shutter.
S
Can be used after p to terminate an exposure at any time.
A
Can be used after p to terminate an exposure with no data written to disk. The exposure counter will not be updated.