A couple nights ago I was running SGP 126.96.36.199 and imaging, everything was working correctly as it usually did, but then something happened that required me to restart my Windows 8.1 laptop. After the restart, I opened all the imaging programs but I couldn’t get SGP to connect to my MoonLite focuser through it’s ASCOM driver. When I opened the MoonLite driver’s preferences, those were blank, so I figured out that my computer wasn’t recognising the MoonLite Mini V2 controller was plugged into it. Then I did another restart and this time I was able to connect to the MoonLite focuser in SGP, but then there were new problems. When I used the focus control module to move the focuser a couple steps, it would begin to move all the way inward until I clicked Stop. If I want it to move 1 step or 100 steps, and in either direction, the focuser will move all the way in. Who knows if it will even stop when the focuser bottoms out, but I’m not going to find out…
I can still control the focuser with the stand alone MoonLite Focuser Control program without it going crazy on me. I don’t think that program uses the ASCOM driver, so I was thinking maybe somethings gone wrong with the ASCOM MoonLite driver, so I uninstalled it and reinstalled a fresh copy of it and the same problem happens in SGP.
Could there be a system setting that got screwed up when I restarted my computer with the focuser’s USB cable still plugged in?
Anyone have any ideas that I can try to get control of my focuser in SGP again?
Here’s some pictures of my ASCOM Profile Explorer. Can anyone tell me if they see anything in there that doesn’t look right?