SGPro 2.4.2 scope is locked


#1

Hi folks,

Just a quick update on 2.4.2. The scope is locked for this next release (meaning no new features, just bug fixes) and a public beta will be forthcoming. One of the features coming out is integration with PlaneWave’s PlateSolve2 solver. Unfortunately we do not yet have permission to make any kind of public release with that software so hopefully PlaneWave will respond soon with permission. If they do not, we will release a beta with that feature disabled (give it a week maybe?).

Changes:

  • Added integration support for PlateSolve2
  • Adding new feature that allows you to control the number of captured frames per event (helpful in order to compensate for bad frames and showing only what you have really captured)
  • Added option when marking a frame bad to also decrement the captured count on the event of origin. Request ability to change the event progress counter
  • Focuser temperature “smoothing”. For the focuser, SGPro will now return the mean temperature over the last 5 minutes. This should help with “jittery” readouts and reduce the number of erroneous autop-focus triggers because the focuser decided to report a spontaneous one degree delta (or similar).
  • Added support for the Nikon D810A
  • Hopefully fixed the “Right click to center” bug found when using the Astrometry.NET solver
  • Sequence recovery will now terminate prior to the 90 minute time limit if the scope passes the meridian.
  • Can now deselect or select all targets by right clicking (a new option in the target context menu)
  • Added the PIXSCALE FITS header
  • Added ability for FLI cameras to set readout speed
  • Note: FLI settings have radio buttons for RBI mitigation (this is not yet functional).
  • Fixed an issue where trying to blind solve 32 bit reference fits would crash SGPro.
  • SGPro will no longer attempt to sync scopes / mounts that don’t want you to sync with them (Like TPoint in some cases).
  • Updated the type of high precision timer we use to time images (will hopefully help folks who have been seeing inconsistent wait times for exposures)
  • The “Direct Mount Guider” is now capable of performing meridian flips
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes show an error when rendering the filter image icon
  • Added Nikon D4 to the bulb camera list
  • Auto focus pause now occurs prior to AF filter change
  • Fixed a bug where SGPro would crash if an empty ImageHistory cell was right clicked

#2

One more item I forgot to mention:

  • Focuser temperature “smoothing”. For the focuser, SGPro will now return the mean temperature over the last 5 minutes. This should help with “jittery” readouts and reduce the number of erroneous autop-focus triggers because the focuser decided to report a spontaneous one degree delta (or similar).

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