I encountered an issue in running SGP on Atik One.
The filter wheel hang with cooler status lost, when stop is clicked in SGP Frame and Focus.
I reported the issue to Atik support, and would like to see if we can do something in SGP, to mitigate the issue.
Previously, I have to power off and on the camera, to reset it when this problem occurs.
Here is how the issue is reproduced:
18:16 Connect the camera and filter wheel, turn on the cooler
18:19 Reach -10C, start bin 2 frame and focus
18:22 Click stop to abort the frame and focus
This is where and when the problem (filter wheel and cooler status) occurs:
18:22:14 ASCOM camera log, AbortExposure
18:22:16 ASCOM filter wheel log, position get became -1, filter wheel showed as moving in SGP
18:22:17 ASCOM camera log, get CoolerOn False, in SGP it shows temp = 0C/NA and power at 0%
18:28 I click Take One to download one frame, to flush the camera
Filter wheel awake
18:28:32 ASCOM filter wheel log, position get return to 0, filter wheel showed as LUM
18:28:32 ASCOM camera log, temp get is -10, Cooler On False, in SGP it shows temp = -10C/NA and power at 0%
18:32 I click Cooler off and On
Cooler status becomes normal after reset the cooler to On by SGP
18:32:03 ASCOM camera log, CoolerON set True
18:32:03 ASCOM camera log, CCD temp get is -10C, and CoolerOn = True. Cooler status in SGP returns to normal, i.e. -10C/10C (75% power)
Camera back to normal, tested filter wheel and it responds to filter change, cooler status shown.
Is it possible to include a configurable flag, with a choice by the user?
- To complete the existing frame exposure and download, when Stop is clicked in Frame and Focus
- A hard stop when Stop is clicked
Option 1 may allows a chance, for not reaching a condition getting the camera’s filter wheel and cooler into an unstable status.
I attach the logs for investigation, and evaluation of options.