Last night during a meridian flip process, the filter change to Lum for the plate solve failed. So SGP terminated the process. However, it did not do any of the end of sequence ops and continued tracking into my mount limit. When I discovered this an hour later, the UI was responsive so I clicked Abort, which immediately crashed the program.
I should add that filter move failures are the single most consequential failures in my entire imaging process. They are the source of 90% of all my failures. Is there some recovery process that can be triggered, where perhaps I specify steps to be taken to solve the problem? The steps I take that always solve this problem are to disconnect the SBIG camera and filter wheel, power down the SBIG, power up the SBIG, then reconnect camera and filter wheel. Then sometimes I have to go to the filter tab of the Control Panel and explicitly set a filter because it sometimes is stuck moving.
Is this kind of filter failure going to trigger a message to the Notification System?
The source of this problem is a real mystery to me. The hardware seems fine and can run an entire night without this happening, or it might happen more that once a night. Any ideas on how I can diagnose this?
Are any others users having problems with filter changes, particularly with SBIG?