I have a new iOptron CEM60 that I am trying to get working correctly. I upgraded from a Celestron AVX which worked with SGP quite well. I am now have a problem with the meridian flip. I tested it manually during the day and it worked fine. I tried a target that was already west of the meridian and it tried to flip and of course failed because the scope went east and the target wasn’t there. I set up a sequence last night of M33 which started east and watched it flip. It initiated the flip correctly but then started to plate solve before it stopped slewing and the image was all streaks and it failed. I had the recovery option checked so it restarted plate solving a minute later and completed it. I watched it start imaging again and went to bed. When I got up this morning, I find that it failed after two images west of the meridian stating that it failed to meridian flip.
Here is the log:
So there appear to be 2 issues here: 1) It either doesn’t know what side of the meridian it is or it is failing to prevent a meridian flip when it reads pier side. 2) It starts the plate solve process after meridian flip too soon and fails because the scope is still moving.