I have experienced an issue many times which really ‘Bug’s’ the hell out of me in the aftermath of doing a full stop abort on a running sequence.
When the sequence is running and, for whatever reason, you choose to abort that sequence using the full abort option and running end of sequence options too, something really annoying happens should you decide to ‘Reset the sequence’ and restart it !
When your sequence first starts, PHD2 will be fired up and all relevant equipment will be connected based on your profiles settings, everything then continues on it’s merry way. Then, you realize something is not right for whatever reason and decide to do a full abort.
This situation once completed parks the mount blah blah but it also disconnects all of PHD2’s equipment…Reasonable ?..Yes, why not ?
So now 30 mins later I decide to restart the sequence again, I do ‘Reset sequence’ and click ‘Run Sequence’ again. within seconds SGP will go into recovery mode which will just continue on until an auto abort happens…Reason…PHD2 is running but none of it’s equipment is connected so it can not do it’s job and calibrate etc etc resulting in the sequence not being able to move on.
So, my questions are these:
When you first run a sequence under any circumstances fresh or from a full abort, why cant SGP first check to see if PHD2 is already open, if it’s not…Open it…Then check to see if all the required equipment is connected in PHD2, if it is not…Connect it.
When running a sequence and PHD2 is already running and guiding SGP seems quite happy to check it’s status, confirm it’s all good and just continues as expected but not after a full abort, reset and run again because PHD2’s equipment was disconnected while aborting.
It would be fantastic if this issue could be addressed.