I’m having a problem with downloading images that seems to send SGP into a state where it is not frozen but something clearly isn’t right. A week ago SGP was waiting on a download during autofocus for 6hrs, causing a pier crash. Tonight was the next clear night, and the download problem happened again. This is with a QHY163M.
Here’s what I observe
- Start sequence as normal.
- SGP waits for image to download. I wait several minutes (should take 3 seconds). It would stay in this state all night long if I let it.
- I abort the sequence.
- SGP reports that the image has downloaded, but the box to Abort Sequence is now grayed out and resume is not clickable. At the same time, I can’t restart the sequence or take a frame and focus image, but other commands are available. It’s like SGP is still waiting on the image download even though it isn’t.
I have no idea what’s causing this, but I can’t leave it unattended like this. And I should note that I am dual scope/camera imaging and the second camera (also QHY) is downloading fine. It’s possible that the camera is the problem, but SGP should have some safeguards in place if it doesn’t finish downloading an exposure for an inordinate amount of time.