I have been working with another SGP user (GordonW) setting up his system, the equipment is a Mesu Mount with Sitech sofware v9.1 and 3M Scopedome using the latest Scopedome drivers.
We have some issues with dome wandering on step 3 of ‘Centre Here’, this is using SGP version v220.127.116.11, though this also happened on .14. I cannot be 100% sure this was not happening on the 2.4 stable release as were early days in setup when you started to release the 2.5 versions, has dome code changed at all?
During a ‘Centre here’ the dome moves by 45deg during the correction slew and slews back after the validation frame is taken and then tries to plate solve on an image of the inside of the dome. Just doing slew to targets results in correct dome operation, the issue only happens during ‘Centre Here’
Testing time has been limited but this issue is totally repeatable, I did not get the ASCOM logs for this run, can get them next time if would help.
Below are the steps, timings from the log along with my interpretation of what was happening.
Sequence of events
10:19:21 PM - Slew to RA:05:24:42 DEC:33:45:06
10:21:44 PM - Start centre here
Steps 1 and 2 of centre routine complete ok
10:22:03 PM - Step 3
Correction slew to RA:05:24:42 DEC:33:45:06
Dome requested to move from 257deg to 300deg
Step 4 Camera takes image if inside of te dome and attempts to plate solve Dome moves back to 257 Manually abort centre here
We have checked that nothing else is connected to the dome software and all looks ok, as said above we are not sure if this happened with the last stable but thought we would ask if this looks like an issue with SGP before we start going backwards on software versions.
Thanks for your time