i was just watching SGP run; a subexposure ended about 32 minutes before the OTA would reach the meridian.
an autofocus run fired off, which believe it or not took 20 minutes (the temperature is changing rapidly leading to many more points than normal being necessary, and i’m focusing thru a narrowband filter, which takes forever. when focusing was finished, SGP went ahead and started the next exposure. there were 10 minutes to the flip point. the next exposure is 30 minutes long.
if the meridian limit were a hard limit, i think this would have driven the telescope into the pier. as luck would have it, for this particular declination i can go about 25 minutes past the meridian, so everything is going to be OK.
shouldn’t SGP check if there’s enough time to complete an exposure right before it begins exposing? or do i have something misconfigured?