I’m using an iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount. I tired an automated meridian flip but it failed, even though the mount actually did execute the flip.
To Try to narrow things down, I tried initiating the flip myself from within SGP. I shut off all the plate solving and centering to get that out of the way. I set my mount to flip at 5 degrees past the meridian so it wouldn’t be executing the flip itself.
I aimed the mount at a target that was just before the meridian. I hit the Run button in SGP to initiate the flip. Nothing happened and SGP said it failed. I’m assuming this was perhaps the mount not allowing a flip before the meridian had actually been reached. (?)
I waited a few minutes till the target was just past the meridian. Hit the Run button, the mount executed the flip, and SGP indicated that a slew was in progress. After the slew completed, the SGP flip-progress window said that the meridian flip failed. But it had completed just fine, and the mount was pointing right where it should.
What’s going on?