12-16 with .405
Sequence started up alright got one light frame - then noted AutoFocus hadn’t run for some reason so I re-enabled auto focus and set to run after the light frame.
- It ran but hanged. It never took a light frame.
- Could bring up control panel no matter what I tried. Not once after sequence started.
- So I aborted the seq so I could try to run auto-focus again. But after abort, the auto-focus control had “Waiting…” on the button that normally says “Run” and I couldn’t manually fire it.
- I figured I just restart the sequence and maybe that would auto-run AF, but the “Run Sequence” button was grayed out and I couldn’t restart the sequence - even after executing a reset sequence from Sequence menu.
So I gave up and restarted SGP. It recenterd ok, and then ran AF just fine and am capturing frames again. Now I am also able to bring up CP.
12-18 with .415
First target in sequence completed, SGP moved onto new target NGC1499 . Shortly thereafter I think it tried to do a meridian flip. It failed for some reason and SGP just ended the session and disconnected and parked the scope. I thought it was suppose to retry according to failure recovery settings? (every 15 min for 60mins is my setting).
So I retstarted the seq and it centered fine and then paused PHD2 and then tried to AF, but it just hanged on “Chaging filter to LUM…” and it never took one frame for AF. Cancelling AF worked but SGP could never recover and I couldn’t restart AF or the seq. So I gave up for the night.
So in general, it would seem SGP works ok until failure for me; and after it doesn’t recover and becomes unusable. AF works great when it works.