I tried cable RS232 interface again (hate it as I need the control pad then) no help, went back to BT.
Having this A LOT. Requires full reboot of computer so I have to shut down and rerun everything.
Sometimes it’s clear that PHD crashed (or at least is stuck and waiting for SGP?)
Sometimes it’s clear that EQMOD crashed (stopped tracking - or again is waiting for SGP?)
Other times after SGP crashes those programs are still running just fine. (usually)
I thought maybe loss or dropped data via USB too - so I moved to a 3.0 hub, POWERED… and same thing if not worse.
I moved optional devices (guide camera can do 3.0 or 2.0) I went to 3.0 cable on it. Everything I could to try and speed up
data transfer. SHORTER cable to computer - (was an extension cord and now USB 3.0 direct).
Plate solving works GREAT as long as there is a image. Should I be pointing at a tree? or not rotated the dome in time to get a sky shot?
IT will try to solve NOTHING - so of course I “stop/abort” and this 99% of the time HANGS and requires full reboot of the machine.
The other night ALL WAS HUMMING well, 60 or so subs. I try to get a little sleep next to the laptop and a minute later I open one eye to look…
and DOWNLOADING… is stuck. I shut down and went to bed. FRUSTRATING. IT’s so hard and time consuming to get things restarted and to mess with a stalled segment. (I go to re-run it and it wants to plate solve again on resume, it wants so focus again (which is another problem) see my other post. And even if I do all that - it can crash again in 2 minutes.
Last night After investing about 14K in astro gear to get into this - I stopped and thought to myself. Is it worth it? Should I just sell the whole mess.