I ran into a real curiosity last night when I tried to execute the Framing and Mosaic Wizard in my observatory. As I selected M82, SGPro failed to fetch and complained about “SIMBAD” with Object selected, and “dss.mtk.nao.ac.jp” with coordinates selected.
I found that my Observatory computer (while presently off the internet) must have been previously using the internet to solve this exercise. I also found that my home computer was doing the same, because when I disconnected its internet, it also failed to fetch. I had thought that I was using the local solver all of this time.
This looks like the same issue Daniel brought up earlier in this thread. It looks like my server also could not start because address 8080 was already in use.
What now seems strange to me is that my observatory system has been able to do plate solving successfully during the night (i.e. moving from one target to the next) without an internet connection.
Does this make sense?
Appreciate your help,