220.127.116.1133 (downloaded tonight). 11"SCT, lost the guide star during a focus run. This is the first time I’ve used 2.4 during a focus run, and it looks like it auto-resized after the stars became donuts, and then things went way out of focus, and eventually went into recovery mode. The log is here:
This happened about 9:50pm. A couple things I noticed about recovery mode. First, since this happened during a focus run, all of the SGP controls became unavailable. So I think manual intervention to save the day becomes impossible - all you can do is close SGP and restart it? Second, after a minute or two, for some reason SGP decided to initiate a slew back to the target (M1),even though it was already imaging M1 at the time. The platesolve failed because the reference frame “does not exist,” which confuses me because it did exactly that platesolve to start the sequence. The platesolve dialog then disappeared. Third, the focus run appeared to continue, even while it was awaiting recovery. The focuser kept moving, the images kept being taken, etc.
For the rest of tonight’s run I’ve gone back to 2.3 to get around the SCT focuser issue, but I’ll look into this again next time out.