similar to my “stop tracking” request, it would be great to stop guiding if a gap between events is programmed. on SBIG cameras with self-guiding filter wheels, the guider shutter actuates while the main imager is idle. this puts a lot of stress on the guider shutter, and they do eventually fail. not to mention that the shutter makes a lot of noise. it could run for minutes or hours while SGP is waiting to capture the next target.
obviously if the ‘stop tracking’ feature is implemented then this probably has to happen as well, since PhD will go crazy if tracking stops.