I’m not sure if this is a bug in the software or a misunderstanding on my part (although I can take a guess which!), but the end of sequence does not seem to run when I have a single event with a specified end time. The details:
I wanted to shoot IC1396, but due to obstructions such as trees and the house, I wanted it to end at midnight. I set the event to take 80 images at 3-minutes each, and started around 20:30. Since the sequence would have ended well after midnight, I set the end time in the target settings to midnight. The post-event setting option was set to park the telescope.
My expectation was that things would run until midnight, capturing less than 80 images, then shut things down. When I checked in the morning, I found that this didn’t happen as I expected. There were a total of 61 frames captured (as expected), but the camera was not disconnected, PHD2 was not disconnected, and the scope was not parked and had continued to track (things finally shut down around 04:30 when the battery died). From this, it appears that specifying an end time shuts down the image capturing, but leaves everything else running, e.g., the end of sequence cleanup is never run. As a side note, I’ve run this same sequence before without an end time and the mount parked when the sequence was complete. The only difference is that this time I set an end time.
Is this expected behavior (in which case using an end time doesn’t do what I want), a bug in the software, or have I misunderstood the end time functionality and/or missed a required step? I’m running release version 184.108.40.206, I’ve attached the log file of the sequence also, if that helps.
sg_logfile_20191102193107.txt.zip (106.3 KB)