I have a recent IOptron SmartEQ Pro mount and downloaded SGP a couple of weeks ago. My primary need for SGP is framing, centering, and plate solving. It’s working great for this. While I can use other software for imaging, it would be nice to use SGP.
When I start a sequence of say ten frames, SGP displays an error message of “Mount parked or not tracking” at about frame 3 or 4. Then maybe once or twice more during the rest of the sequence. So, the error message does not show for every frame. There is an option to stop or continue. Selecting either option will continue the sequence. I have read a couple of other messages on this issue and wonder if it’s been resolved, yet.
The mount is tracking because I can hear it, and there is no trailing in the images.
I am using the latest IOptron driver (ASCOM) and the mount hand controller firmware is the latest.
I don’t get this error message with the telescope similator, only with actual mount connected.
I have run the ASCOM diagnostics, but at more than 290 pages, it is a bit daunting to go through and understand.
Unless there is a solution in SGP, I suspect I will have to coordinate this with IOptron. But I need some help explaining the problem to them. Specifically, what parameters in the driver interface are not working properly.