I really do want to use Metaguide with SGP, but…they don’t seem to like each other.
Here’s what I’m doing, step-by-step:
- Open MG. Connect Canon DSLR, then Orion AZ/EQ-G via ASCOM. (problem exists with mount simulator as well)
- Open SGP. Go through setup including MG being the auto guider of choice. I do NOT connect to the mount in SGP.
- Start test sequence.
Immediately upon starting the camera via the photo sequence, I receive a message from MG saying:
ASCOM connection problem: unknown
The crosshairs go from green to red in the MG simulator.
I have no idea what’s happening here. My processor occupancy spikes to 100%, then back down into the 80s.
This has been a several-night problem that I cannot seem to solve. Ideas would be most welcome.
I sure wish QHYCCD would bring back a previous broadcast driver. I’m thinking the processor occupancy might be the key issue, but I cannot control that. It sits at 1% when nothing is running, so it’s not background software as I’ve removed all of that via msconfig.
Thanks for your answer.