Help please: PHD error after calibration followed by a failed (unrequested) meridian flip


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Not sure where this belongs, I’m trying to get everything running and gradually moving forward thanks to help of this forum.

My first new problem is that it has a problem once PHD calibration is complete, the first time it coincided with an ‘RA & Dec vary by an unexpected amount’ error but the next two times it didn’t. Once I click retry it will eventually stop and start PHD2 then it moves onto a meridian flip which will fail.

The first time I was pointing South at M3 so I just thought I was unlucky, I changed to a northern target and tried again, the same thing happened. I thought I would have to be insanely unlucky to hit meridian on both sides within a few mins so I tried M44 in the West…low and behold the same thing happened again.

I’ve added log files to the link below. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Pete


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