I thought I was imagining it but the recovery mode is not kicking in. I had a little cloud last night that shut me down.
Recovery mode is enabled in the options and the green indicator is on but it did nothing. Doing a search for ‘recovery’ in the log file confirms that it did not recover:
[30/04/2016 20:04:44] [DEBUG] [Main Thread] * SETTING: settingAutoRecoveryActive = False
[01/05/2016 00:19:14] [DEBUG] [Sequence Thread] Handling monitoring event (Good Night System, Error): (Sunflower Galaxy (M63)) Something has gone wrong and the auto guider lost the guide star, but recovery mode is NOT active!
I loaded 22.214.171.124 this morning, checked the option was enabled, rebooted and checked the log file, I got the same settingAutoRecoveryActive = False statement in the log file.
I think I had this issue in an earlier beta too - I will have to go through the logfiles until I find “settingAutoRecoveryActive = True”
I enabled the recovery mode in 2015 and haven’t touched it since!