Even though we’ve not had skies for over two weeks, I was fiddling with RC4 (2769) last night.
I noticed a behavior I had not seen before. I’ve attached a short file of a test I did this morning on the same issue.
- Turned on scope and SGPro, and connected and slaved around 9:27am
- Moved scope to the east. Dome followed as it should.
- Left scope tracking in the east location. Disconnected Dome (in SGPro) around 9:32am, and slewed it back to its home position (due south).
- Reconnected and slaved Dome in SGPro.
At this point I would have expected the dome to immediately slew to where the scope was. However the Dome just sat on its home position.
a) If I gave the scope a nudge with the Meade handset, then the Dome would slew to the scope.
b) If I left all alone, the dome did slew to the scope, but only after a 5 minute delay (around 9:37am).
My last imaging session was with 2746. I did not see anything like this then.
FWIW, the disconnecting and slewing to home and reconnecting does not happen all the time. However, sometimes things just get screwed up and these steps are necessary.
Any thoughts on this?