I suspected my G11 would meridian flip around midnight last night and since I was still up, I decided to pause the sequence between frames and use the Gemini.net controller to force a flip. That worked well and I resumed SGP after a re-centered and it continued just fine. However, I woke up this morning to find the mount parked and an error message that the meridian flip had failed - around 2am - long after I went to bed. It took a single frame with a new filter that was way off target before it failed. It looks like it might have decided to flip after a set of frames regardless of the fact the mount was already on the correct side of the pier.
Doesn’t SGP check pier side before performing a flip? Or is it bad practice to force a flip mid-sequence?