I hope someone can take a look at my log file from last night and tell me what happened because I am very confused. Pier flip has been a complete disaster for me the last few times out. Last night I decided I wanted to acquire data so I picked two targets that would not cross the meridian. From 9:30 to 2:00 I would image NGC 6995 and from 2:00 until 5:30 M31. When I went out this morning SPG indicated “Sequence Paused (captured until time limit)”. I check the NGC6995 file and I had 23 nice subs. File M31 appeared to have 16 subs until I opened them and saw that the first four subs, 2015-07-25_M31 _600sec_frame1_36.0C_Light.CR2 thru 2015-07-25_M31 _600sec_frame4_36.0C_Light.CR2 were of NGC6995. The remaining 12 subs in the file were of M31.
In looking at the log, SGP seemed to have continued to capture NGC6995 until 2:43 when it did a pier flip and PHD2 never recovered. This by the way is the pier flip issue I have been having all along. At some point it gave up and moved M31 where PHD2 recovered and good subs were captured the rest of the evening.
I am not an expert at reading the logs. I can kind of see what is happening but I don’t have a clue what it all means.
I wasn’t sure what all you might want to see so I have dumped everything into a dropbox file.
If you could help me understand this I would appreciate it.