Thanks for the reply, Chris.
As I replied to Horia, I started from home position. I acknowledge the 8-hour difference and I do not know how that was happening. As it is usually, I use Starry Night for navigation, and last night M31 was on the west side of the meridian in SN7 when I knew it was on the east side, and when I clicked on it in SN7 and asked it to slew to M31, it guided the scope to a point on the east of meridian where it was more practical to expect M31.
I don’t get too many chances to work with my system given we rarely have clear skies here in winter. In between SN7 thinking backwards and EQMOD not getting changed after a successful sync through SGP, I didn’t know what to think, and I didn’t know what is and is not real and who is telling the truth.
The mount is pretty new and I know that EQMOD does talk with the mount since I tested manually slewing through EQMOD and then come back to park position before launching and setting up SN7 and then going for plate solving. As soon as we have clear sky again I am trying again.
Because of this discussion, and how Horia and Chris both are syncing cannot take place when there is so much difference between the RA, I think SGP should do something to alert a user about that and the user interface should not say that the mount (scope) was synced and perhaps explain why.