A Little Background
I have been following the discussions on the CEM60 Meridian flip issues over the past few months. After iOptron released version 4 of their ASCOM driver and seeing others have had success with the new iOptron firmware and ASCOM driver, I decided to upgrade my CEM60 firmware to the latest versions and install the ASCOM 4.0 driver. At the same time I installed PHD2 version 2.5.
I am new to SGP so I am still working on getting everything setup correctly. I did an initial run about a week ago. My plate solving worked, along with guiding and imaging; although I had balance and cable hanging issues that ruined the images. However, I considered the evening a success because my primary objective was to get Astrometry.net working and run a simple imaging sequence. I did not attempt anything that required a meridian flip.
Now for my Question
I have been looking through the PHD2 options (Brain) and see that under the Mount tab one of the options is: Reverse Dec Output after meridian flip. Should I check this option when allowing SGP to perform a meridian flip? I am assuming the answer is Yes, but I am not sure because I really don’t fully understand what things SGP tells PHD after the meridian flip. Also, is there a way to force PHD to re-calibrate after a meridian flip?
I’m hoping for some clear skies in the next day or two so I should have a chance to try out my latest balance and cable routing setup along with any changes I need to make to my PHD setup.
Thanks in advance,