I have similar questions/problems with the plate solve process and this looks like a good place to ask.
I’ve set SGP up to try 3 times to within 50 pixels on a solve and center operation and it seems to get “stuck.”
This happens both when I use a previous night’s image as a reference or even after a meridian flip.
I can feed in a previous night’s image. SGP solves just fine, but it will slew to within something like a 145px error of the desired position and each of the 3 attempts gets it no closer. It’s almost as if the mount does not get moved at all with each attempt.
Based on the conversation above, is it possible it has to do with the scale - on my setup at 1x1 binning that is 0.57" per pixel?
I’m using a Paramount MyT with the ASCOM driver for TheSkyX. I have the “prevent sync” checkbox enabled to preserve the T-Point model. Is the fact that the plate solve can’t sync the mount the cause?
This happens even after a meridian flip. Things are great before the flip. SGP takes the image before, does the flip, then the process of solving/slewing to the pre-flip coordinates gets stuck about 145 pixels away and fails.
I’ve been getting around this by disconnecting the camera in SGP, going in to TheSkyX and doing some image linking/slewing to get pointed where I want, then going back into SGP and letting the sequence continue without doing a slew/center.
I’m brand new to all of this, so I am entirely sure I’m just not doing something correctly. Thanks for any advice!