Hi all - I’ve had a lot of really great success with the auto meridian flip, but for whatever reason when it flips from imaging in the east to west the flip points the telescope in a complete random portion of the sky and I’m not sure why this is the case?
When starting, the plate solve and auto center work great and it guides perfectly; however, when it’s time for the flip it will plate solve correctly, but when the flip happens it goes off to some other random location. Often times it ends up point right at the house and so it can’t recover.
When I clear our the the data from from EQMOD this will help for one night, maybe two, but then it gets out of sync again.
My target’s meridian flip is happening well after 1AM local time (9/14) so I’m already in bed. After the attempted flip it will just error out in recovery mode until it tells it to park. Up until that point things are going great tho. I’ve attached a photo to show how it parked call catty whampus (technical term) that is certainly not the home position (haha). AND here is a link to the log file from last night as well.
Any thoughts on what might be causing this to happen?
- SW EQ6-R Pro
- ES 127 ED APO w/ .7x FF/FR
- ZWO ASI 1600 Pro Mono
- SW 50mm Doublet Guidescope
- ZWO ASI 120 mm guide camera
- EQ MOD
- SGP - latest release, but this was also happening every now and again with the last release as well.