Let me start by saying I have read the other “similar threads,” and that I have been using SGP for many months without encountering this before.
Last night my camera (QHY12) took a ridiculously long time to cool. I’ve tried setting the cool-down time to various amounts, but no matter what I set the power level climbs extremely slowly (1%, then 2%, maybe after 15 minutes up to 15%, eventually reaching 35% and target temp after more than 30 minutes).
I’m setting QHY12 to cool to -25 in 5 or 7 or 10 minutes in ambient temps of ~ 5 C at a mountain cabin.
I’ve never had this problem before. I tried cooling the camera in TheSkyX and in EZCap (comes with QHY cameras), and the power level climbed right up to cool the camera in a few minutes.
Checked in Control Panel, Equipment Profiles, etc, but perhaps there’s a setting I’m missing someplace? There is a “TEC Protection” checkbox in the ASCOM driver, which I’ve unchecked but no change in the behavior. Very frustrating!
Can somebody suggest a solution to this?