Last night was my first clear night after purchasing SGPro. I also purchased the Mosaic Wizard though I didn’t use it last night. I’d like to share some impressions.
This is a great piece of software. It was truly exciting to see the telescope slew from target to target, plate solve and center. Everything behaved perfectly. I was amazed with the plate solving speeds I experienced. I’m so glad that you have decided to do one thing (sequencing) well rather than try to do everything poorly.
You still have some bugs here and there in your code. I was able the “crash” SGPro several times doing things that only a novice user would do. For example, when I was in the “Frame/Focus” module I tried to draw a box around a star by holding down the right button and dragging. Then I realized I needed to check the subview box. Shortly after that, SGPro crashed. You might want to spend some time watching rookies torture your code.
I had a few problems with PHD2 not finding an appropriate guide star after moving to a new target. The seeing and transparency were terrible, so I assume it will all work better on a clear night. I was very pleased with the was PHD2 and SGPro played together nicely.
I think the Mosaic Wizard is brilliantly simple to use. I look forward to testing it out. I wish the RA and DEC entry boxes parsing routines were the same as the ones used in SGPro.
Keep up the great work.