Last night I did some more testing of SGP managing the temperature compensation feature of my Optec focuser. The focuser is configured to automatically enable TC at power up. I opened the Optec ASCOM interface and verified TC was enabled and then started SGP. When I connected to the focuser (in the Sequence window), TC was disabled. I manually re-enabled TC. I then ran an auto focus routine manually (from docking module) and SGP properly disabled TC, performed the auto focus and turned TC back on. I then clicked “Run Sequence” and the TC was immediately disabled. I manually turned it back on. There was a 20 minute delay between “Run” and target start time. I noticed telescope tracking was not turned off.
When SGP began the on-target-start auto focus, it failed to turn off TC and the auto focus run timed out and failed. Subsequent auto focus runs properly turned off TC and then turned it back on.
It seems to me that the Control Panel needs a user option that tells SGP that it should manage the focuser’s built-in TC and keep TC enabled at all times – except when actually moving the focuser.
Link to Logs
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro