I use temperature-based AF, but sometimes I notice my HFR creeping up without the focuser’s temperature sensor reaching the required delta to trigger an AF.
When this happens I do:
- hit Pause Sequence / keep current frame,
- wait for the sub to complete and SGP to pause,
- run AF manually by clicking Run in the AF module,
- wait for AF to complete,
- click Close on the AF Window
- resume the sequence.
I think it would be nice to have a button–perhaps in the AF module–to run AF automatically after the current frame completes. In other words, flag AF as being required as if the temperature delta had been hit.
If we had this I could simply click the button and go on to other things knowing that SGP was going to take care of running an AF ASAP without interrupting the sequence or requiring me to watch and wait, and without losing any imaging time.