Sadly it did not work. I did manage to manually flip the mount by hitting the run button but when it came to field operation the mount failed to flip. I have been trying to get this to work for weeks albeit some nights the clouds would roll in after just an hour or so of testing.
The other night I was working on the flip I managed to get a very strange message saying that the CGE was unable to perform a flip! My first though was why did it take 4 weeks to finally tell me that!! I don’t think that’s the case but I as starting to ask everywhere I can.
My set up is to connect SGP to the latest Celestron driver and my planetarium program is The SKY6. I connect The SKY6 to the mount using the API driver. Not being very computer savvy, I just wonder if the driver that controls the mount from The SKY6 is causing any of the problems.
The Celestrom CGE mount can cross the meridian by only about 1.5 degrees and then does a hard stop. From the telescope control dialog box in SGP when the time to flip occurs, the “Plate Solve” dialog box comes up and syncs the mount OK and then there is a few second pause and I get that dreaded red “X” that tells me that the mount failed to flip.
One strange thing that happens is that after the mount fails, as above, I will go right back to the SKY6 and pick another target close to the meridian. Sometimes, even though the star I chose is on the east side of the meridian the mount starts to slew to the west side of the pier and try to get to my target from the opposite side of the pier. After that the mount has no idea where it is and I have to restart the mount.
So that’s where I am now, still working on it!!