Last night ran into an issue that has never happened to me before. I was imaging M27 and was scheduled to run throughout the night, including a meridian flip around 2am. Started imaging around 11PM. around 1:40 i woke up to check on the mount and found it had parked and SGP was stuck on “Image Downloading” with the green bar showing. PHD2 equipment was disconnected, I assumed this was because SGP must had went into some kind or recovery mode and after some period of time because of the image down loading being stuck parked the scope and went through its shutdown routine.
What is very strange up until that point it captured over 30 images in the sequence without any issue before this “Image Downloading” occurred. Also I had the sequence set to take bias and dark frames but that didn’t happen either. So what I did was simply unchecked the image sequence and keep the dark and bias checked and restarted the sequence to get my bias and dark frames and SGP started taking the Darks just like nothing has ever happen just like is was suppose to do.
If the image download gets stuck,can SGP be program to say after some period of time, maybe a minute, if the image has not download within that period of time to simply forget that image and begin with a new? and not trigger a recovery or shutdown? Maybe after three attempts and each of the next three the same error occur then go into recovering and/or shutdown/recovery mode?
Seems to me that what happened last night maybe was a glitch and would be nice if a glitch like this would not shutdown the sequence.
Just thought I would report this,