I’ve got a pretty slow laptop that I picked up for $50 to image with and SGP runs fine for the most part except for image analysis after downloading. I’ve noticed that it takes a few seconds to analyze the image after it’s been downloaded and since that happens, it’s extra time between exposures which really slows the whole process down. Other programs have implemented a feature where the image downloads and immediately after, it issues a dither call to PHD2, etc. and then starts the next frame while analyzing the last frame on another thread so that it doesn’t stop the actual sequence from being performed. This is a huge boost to efficiency for slower computers and also people that are taking a lot of shorter exposures (like with the ASI 1600 and its good 30s exposures). We’re talking 10% extra imaging time for short exposures like that, which is significant.
If we could have async image analysis that would be awesome and probably doable for the next release since it’s not a huge change.