I checked and neither program was being run as admin.
Even worse, I just tested the flip and it again failed to guide after the flip, this time with “flip dec” checked. It WAS now guiding in dec properly (it was not before I checked that box) but guided away from the guidestar in RA. I then tried selecting “flip calibration data” and that caused the system to guide away from the star in dec.
What DID work was to manually change the sign of (only) the RA calibration using “enter calibration data” after the flip had occurred with the “flip dec” box checked.
It tracked nicely after manually changing the RA sign but that kinda defeats the purpose of automation…
Is there anyone else with a self guiding STT that can comment on how (or if) they fixed this? Theory is nice and more suggestions would be helpful, but someone who has actually used SGP/PhD with this equipment would be better.
I will add that I have two imager friends that also have STT-8300 cameras with the self-guide filter wheel who would like to dump MaxIm in favor of SGP but both are waiting to see if I can get this to work before they make the switch.