ASI1600MM-Cool Gain settings and Image Statistics


I’ve been going over several threads both here and CN trying to figure out a feature in SGP. Under Image Statistics, there is a field for determining ‘ideal’ exposure time based on entered gain and e-/adu entered on the camera tab in equipment profile. I also understand though that we should not enter the value and allow ASCOM to determine. Unfortunately, it seems ASCOM always chooses lowest factory setting and I keep having to change to Unity every time I fire up the camera. In addition, Image Statistics does not enter exposure time even if ASCOM chooses. Soooo…does this SGP feature actually work, and is it worthwhile to have as another ‘estimated with recommendation’ field to consider on exposure times?