Is there any way at all around the following… it is driving me mad and has so far cost me many hours of data …
Imagine the scenario… all is clear and everything is working, a sequence is running and guiding is working fine. A cloud passes through and PHD loses it’s guide star for say 10 mins. This isn’t enough to activate recovery mode. After the cloud has passed, the target has now moved a lot in the frame (at 1700mm it will) and PHD picks up a guide star, any guide star … and continues.
Now I have the scenario where, because of a passing cloud (and that recovery isn’t activated until 15m after losing a guide star) the target is half way down the frame and so the sequence continues until the time limit set capturing a load of useless frames.
As the target hasn’t changed there’s no reason to plate solve and so on filter changes the target being in the wrong place continues.
I hope that there’s some setting I’ve missed that can help?