Failed Meridian Flip


#1

Windows 7
SGP 2.3.13
Eqmod Ascom

This is my second time running into this issue. I was asleep when it happened, so the only information I have is the data in the log file. When I did look at SGP however, there was a dialog stating “Failed to meridian flip, telescope not near meridian…”.

I lost the chance to capture a few more frames… My last successfull meridian flip dates back to 2.3.11 or 2.3.12.

I will try a test target and see if I can gather more data on the meridian flip. I had recovery enabled, but it seems that the error dialog essentially blocked the rest of SGP from running.

[7/4/2014 3:02:27 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] ------------- Starting capture frame for event[0] -------------
[7/4/2014 3:02:27 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Created base name for frame capture: Pelican Nebulae_300sec_1x1__frame26
[7/4/2014 3:02:27 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Created directory for frame capture: C:\Users\astro\Pictures\Pelican Nebulae\Light
[7/4/2014 3:02:27 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Sending commands…
[7/4/2014 3:02:27 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] SetFlatBox: Frame Type is non-flat
[7/4/2014 3:02:27 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Checking if Meridian Flip is needed
[7/4/2014 3:02:27 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Telescope is on the West side of the mount
[7/4/2014 3:02:43 AM] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] PopulateDataModel: Transferring view to the data model…
[7/4/2014 3:02:43 AM] [DEBUG] [MF Update Thread] Performing serialize…
[7/4/2014 3:05:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Meridian Flip needed, Hour Angle >= Degrees Past To Flip: -0.00701265027237241 >= 0
[7/4/2014 3:05:47 AM] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Running blocking meridian flip…


#2

That’s what I do when this issue crops up. I don’t usually end up finding a great fix either. I have a Gemini-2, and it’s related to how the default GOTO settings are. G2 won’t flip unless it’s in that range for it’s E-W GOTO limits.


#3

Please do not post partial log snippets… we look for other stuff that most users are unaware of so snippets don’t help us much. Dropbox or sny other similar service will be fine. Thanks for your help.


#4

Please see attached log

Thank You.


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