Fail to Meridian Flip


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I’m on my trial period, and maybe biting off more than I can chew. I’m doing my first tests with SGP and so far I like it, but I’m having some issues. I think I got plate solving worked out, but it may be the cause of my issues. I was doing a very short imaging session for test purposes close to the meridian so I can be sure it worked as expected. It failed to continue the sequence after the flip.

Here is the relevant parts from my log, starting from a place where everything worked OK, and showing all the way to the end where it failed to flip. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?

[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Created full file name (file does not exist): C:\Users\Don\Documents\Astrophotography$dt_Test\Test_5sec_-0.3C_0005.fit
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] --> Find stars no max stars
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Find Stars: 23 found…
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Star list contains 23 stars…
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] Calculating HFR with sample size: 100
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] =========== Save file took 721 ms
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Resuming auto guiding (settling)…
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Checking PHD2 state…
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Guiding
[11/8/2015 3:22:39 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{“method”: “get_app_state”, “id”: 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Guiding
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] PHD2: Requested unpause, but PHD2 reports it is not in a paused state
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] TEMP - Current Event18: 0
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] TEMP - Current Event19: 0
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] TEMP - Current Event20: 0
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] TEMP - Current Event21: 0
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Incremented numComplete (5) for event[0]...
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Attempting to find next event...
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Current event[0] frame count: 5/10...
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Current event event[0] has remaining frames.  Returning current event.
[11/8/2015 3:22:40 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Between frame delay found.  Sleeping for 3 seconds...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Checking for auto manual focus (post)...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] PopulateDataModel:  Transferring view to the data model...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Attempting to move to next event...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Attempting to find next event...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Current event[0] frame count: 5/10...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Current event event[0] has remaining frames.  Returning current event.
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Running capture event...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] ------------- Starting capture frame for event[0] -------------
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Sending commands...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] SetFlatBox: Frame Type is Light
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] TEMP - Current Event2: 0
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Checking if Meridian Flip is needed
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Telescope is on the West side of the mount
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Meridian Flip needed, Hour Angle >= Degrees Past To Flip: 0.0141982075266434 >= 0
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Running blocking meridian flip...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Starting Meridian Flip Procedure
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Calling SGM_TELESCOPE_SOLVE
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian flip:  Waiting for scope solve to complete...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] SGM_TELESCOPE_SOLVE message received...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope solve with plate solver Elbrus...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solving scope frame...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Created full file name: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE message received...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame...
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SetAscomNormalSpeed... 
[11/8/2015 3:22:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Readout speed set to NORMAL...
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Created full file name: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] =========== Save file took 194 ms
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE complete...
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper:  Creating Elbrus object...
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Killing last instance of Elbrus...
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint RA: 6.34399209287202
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint DEC: 59.0529255319149
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Scale: 3.62898214661169
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Angle: 354.787346628797
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Search: 5x5 degrees with dual angle
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve binning: 1x1
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve exp len: 1
[11/8/2015 3:22:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Calling analyze...
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Analyze finished...
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Plate solve failed. Polygons = 0
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper:  Creating Elbrus object...
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Killing last instance of Elbrus...
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint RA: 6.34399209287202
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint DEC: 59.0529255319149
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Scale: 3.62898214661169
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Angle: 354.787346628797
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Search: 5x5 degrees with dual angle
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve binning: 1x1
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve exp len: 1
[11/8/2015 3:22:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Calling analyze...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Analyze finished...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Plate solve is successful.
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solving scope frame successful, scope is synced, writing FITs header info...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Checking to see if solve might be bad...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Solve appears to be good...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Syncing to J2000 RA: 6.3301227827557 Dec: 59.4027514287489
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Attempting to write fits header info for C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Opening fits file...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Successfully opened fits file...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Writing fits headers...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Closing fits file
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Scope solve complete...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] SGM_TELESCOPE_SOLVE message complete...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian flip:  Scope solve complete...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Solve and Sync was Successful
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Stopping the Auto Guider
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Attempting to stop PHD2 guiding...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Checking PHD2 state...
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Guiding
[11/8/2015 3:22:49 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "get_app_state", "id": 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:22:50 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Guiding
[11/8/2015 3:22:50 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "stop_capture", "id": 1004}

[11/8/2015 3:22:50 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Checking PHD2 state...
[11/8/2015 3:22:50 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Guiding
[11/8/2015 3:22:50 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "get_app_state", "id": 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:22:50 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Guiding
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Checking PHD2 state...
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "get_app_state", "id": 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] PHD2: Successfully stopeed PHD2...
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Sending Telescope command to execute meridian flip
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ASCOM Telescope: Pier side is East
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ASCOM Telescope: attempting pier flip using slew
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Slewing to J2000 RA: 6.34403367196975 Dec: 59.0526462765957
[11/8/2015 3:22:51 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Slewing to RA: 6.34403367196975 Dec: 59.0526462765957
[11/8/2015 3:23:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Scope reports it is done with synchronous slew, verifying...
[11/8/2015 3:23:48 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Scope has completed slewing
[11/8/2015 3:23:51 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 - No messages received from PHD2 for 1 minute, checking socket with status...
[11/8/2015 3:23:51 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] Checking PHD2 state...
[11/8/2015 3:23:51 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:23:51 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "get_app_state", "id": 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:23:51 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:23:59 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Telescope command to meridian flip has completed
[11/8/2015 3:23:59 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Telescope has performed meridian flip
[11/8/2015 3:23:59 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Flipping Auto Guider calibration data
[11/8/2015 3:23:59 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "flip_calibration", "id": 1005}

[11/8/2015 3:24:00 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Autoguider (PHDv2) successfully flipped calibration data
[11/8/2015 3:24:00 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Performing Auto Center
[11/8/2015 3:24:00 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Center telescope message received...
[11/8/2015 3:24:00 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Solving with Plate Solver Elbrus...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Performing auto center step 1...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Skipping step 1...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Auto center reference frame solved successfully...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Performing auto center step 2...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Created full file name: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE message received...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame...
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SetAscomNormalSpeed... 
[11/8/2015 3:24:01 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Readout speed set to NORMAL...
[11/8/2015 3:24:04 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Created full file name: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] =========== Save file took 419 ms
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE complete...
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Capture complete, attempting to plate solve image C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper:  Creating Elbrus object...
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Killing last instance of Elbrus...
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint RA: 6.34431085862863
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint DEC: 59.0521675531915
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Scale: 3.62734694847277
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Angle: 354.785914841325
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Search: 5x5 degrees with dual angle
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve binning: 1x1
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve exp len: 1
[11/8/2015 3:24:05 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Calling analyze...
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Analyze finished...
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Plate solve failed. Polygons = 0
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper:  Creating Elbrus object...
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Killing last instance of Elbrus...
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint RA: 6.34431085862863
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint DEC: 59.0521675531915
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Scale: 3.62734694847277
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Angle: 354.785914841325
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Search: 5x5 degrees with dual angle
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve binning: 1x1
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve exp len: 1
[11/8/2015 3:24:06 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Calling analyze...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Analyze finished...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Plate solve is successful.
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Auto Center scope frame solved successfully...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Checking to see if solve might be bad...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Solve appears to be good...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Syncing to J2000 RA: 6.40551644651573 Dec: 58.6895972996251
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Attempting to write fits header info for C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Opening fits file...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Successfully opened fits file...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Writing fits headers...
[11/8/2015 3:24:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Closing fits file
[11/8/2015 3:24:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Performing auto center step 3 (scope)...
[11/8/2015 3:24:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Auto center slewing scope to match reference...
[11/8/2015 3:24:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Slewing to J2000 RA: 6.3301227827557 Dec: 59.4027514287489
[11/8/2015 3:24:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Slewing to RA: 6.3301227827557 Dec: 59.4027514287489
[11/8/2015 3:24:10 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Scope reports it is done with synchronous slew, verifying...
[11/8/2015 3:24:10 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Scope has completed slewing
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Auto center slew complete...
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Performing auto center step 4...
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Created full file name: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE message received...
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame...
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame...
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SetAscomNormalSpeed... 
[11/8/2015 3:24:20 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Readout speed set to NORMAL...
[11/8/2015 3:24:24 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] Created full file name: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:24 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] =========== Save file took 430 ms
[11/8/2015 3:24:24 AM] [DEBUG] [Camera Thread] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE complete...
[11/8/2015 3:24:24 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Auto center verification frame complete.  Plate solving image C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:24 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper:  Creating Elbrus object...
[11/8/2015 3:24:24 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Killing last instance of Elbrus...
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint RA: 6.33018015083954
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint DEC: 59.4022340425532
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Scale: 3.62734694847277
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Hint Angle: 354.785914841325
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate Solve Search: 5x5 degrees with dual angle
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve binning: 1x1
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Plate solve exp len: 1
[11/8/2015 3:24:25 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Calling analyze...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Analyze finished...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] ElbrusHelper: Plate solve is successful.
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Checking to see if solve might be bad...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Solve appears to be good...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Auto center validation frame solved successfully...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Syncing to J2000 RA: 6.39233542759395 Dec: 59.03086385704
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Attempting to write fits header info for C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image-7.fit
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Opening fits file...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Successfully opened fits file...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Writing fits headers...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Closing fits file
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Auto center complete...
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Center Scope Thread] Unable to achieve results below allowable error (100 px) in 1 attempts!
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Center Scope Thread] RA Error: -927.0
[11/8/2015 3:24:26 AM] [DEBUG] [Center Scope Thread] DEC Error: 369.4
[11/8/2015 3:24:59 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 - No messages received from PHD2 for 1 minute, checking socket with status...
[11/8/2015 3:24:59 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] Checking PHD2 state...
[11/8/2015 3:24:59 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:24:59 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "get_app_state", "id": 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:24:59 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:25:07 AM] [DEBUG] [Pier Flip Thread] Meridian Flip: Procedure complete
[11/8/2015 3:26:00 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 - No messages received from PHD2 for 1 minute, checking socket with status...
[11/8/2015 3:26:00 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] Checking PHD2 state...
[11/8/2015 3:26:00 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:26:00 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "get_app_state", "id": 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:26:00 AM] [DEBUG] [PHD2 Listener Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Blocking Pier Flip: Failed to meridian flip, aborting sequence (True)
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] TEMP - Current Event3: 0
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] TEMP - Current Event10: 0
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] ASCOM Camera: Attempting to abort exposure...
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] ASCOM Camera: Exposure aborted...
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Run event requested sequence abort...
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Clearing timed monitoring events...
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Checking RunEndOfSequenceEquipmentOptions, force = True
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] In RunEndOfSequenceEquipmentOptions
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Stopping auto guiding...
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Attempting to stop PHD2 guiding...
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Checking PHD2 state...
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Sending to PHD2:
{"method": "get_app_state", "id": 1001}

[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Stopped
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] PHD2 Guider is already stopped.
[11/8/2015 3:26:08 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Autoguider (PHDv2) stopped Successfully

I got this earlier in the process and everything seemed good…

But after it ran, it gave me this message. I was getting this before when I tried the pixels set for 50, so I raised it to 100 to see if that would help. Error was greater than 500px??? WTH???

So noticed in the log it was saying that I was using 5 x 5 Dual angle but I was pretty sure I had it set for 2x2 any angle.

Here is the final failure that occurred that I was talking about in the log.


#2

it’s maybe not so unusual to have a large error like that, especially if you are running at long focal lengths. try increasing your # tries in the solve/center process to 2 or 3, it should succeed.

rob


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