SGP’s FLI driver has surreptitiously reset itself a couple of times now such that it reverts to a setting to only download frames in “High Speed” mode. I use a FLI ML16200. My preference is to set the “Normal Speed” at 2 MHz, which is the slow download mode for acquisition frames, and “High Speed” at 12 MHz, which is the fast download mode for plate solving, frame and focus, etc. Unfortunately, if I do just about any tweak of the driver settings, both high speed and slow speed are set to the 12 MHz speeds. I’m obviously expecting those settings to never change on their own.
Is it possible to make those options robust and not change unless actively done so by the user? As it is now, it is not sufficiently idiot proof, as this idiot has corrupted several nights of imaging data and now a full night of test frames!
This hit me during my last imaging session, and I did not notice until I was just about done that all my acquired frames had been downloaded with fast mode. On my camera, this utilizes an entirely different set of electronics that are by definition not optimized for clean, low read noise data. I ended up with a horribly corrupt background that for a short while left me with the frightful conclusion that my camera was defective and in dire need of repair. Luckily I discovered that it was the driver working against me.
If this description is not sufficient for you to investigate and fix the issue, please let me know and I’ll be happy to explain further and send you snapshots of the settings. Thank you very much!