@Ken - I was thinking again about this behavior and the responses in this thread.
If ‘Use Auto Meridian flip’ is enabled and I run into cloud around the meridian, I cannot visualize the safety issue to meridian flip at the normal flip point (set by SGP) while in recovery mode. It would be the same slew as would have happened in normal imaging?
Here is the situation - I want to start imaging but there is a chance that cloud will interrupt proceedings, just after I hit the sack, and then clear up. I’m a few hours from the meridian and Murphy’s law abounds.
What I was visualizing is:
- Recovery mode still ongoing when mount gets to flip point set by SGP telescope tab
- SGP checks for auto meridian flip enabled
- if enabled, SGP flips the mount but as it is in recovery mode, ignores the auto center commands.
- SGP then tries to regain control of the guider over remaining recovery period
- Assuming recovery mode is exited, if auto center thing is enabled, SGP pauses guider, auto centers and then starts up the guider again.
- Goes onto to do normal imaging for the rest of the night.
- If recovery mode expires - then normal end of sequence run.
I feel that this logic might be quite useful - if so, can it be considered as a feature request?