I am taking extremely short exposures (sometimes as short as 5 seconds) and I lose nearly half of my sky time to the settling feature.
If I set it to dither every 24 frames (once every two minutes of integration) it still chews up a lot of time settling between every frame.
I think the intent of the settling is to have it settle after a dither, but since I’m not dithering every frame I don’t need it to settle between every frame.
Instead, what’s happening, is it waits to settle after every frame. Even if it set the pixel setting extremely high and the wait time extremely low (1 second) it still chews up 2-5 seconds of every frame waiting for the guider to settle. I’d rather it didn’t settle every frame, but rather only when I dither.
I tried to turn the settling feature off, but what happens is it doesn’t ever settle, including after a dither, so I end up taking several useless frames (mount moving) during the settle time…
I don’t think this is working as intended. Is there a work-around? I’m getting close to skipping SGP when it comes to these short exposure times, it’s just too frustrating. SharpCap Pro’s new beta incorporates guiding better than it used to, but they have their own issues w/ settling making it less than useful when you have exposures above 10 seconds (it doesn’t pause capture, it just “skips” that frame during the settling…which ends up wasting THAT time).
I feel like there has to be a compromise here!