So… I’m using SGP 3.1.0519, and the past two nights it’s been a bit frustrating for a variety of reasons… this is, after all, astrophotography. But, it’s done something that wasn’t my big problem yesterday, but having resolved my larger issue from last night, this issue also seen yesterday, has moved to the fore.
THe first attempt to slew to the target and plate solve for centering works fine. And, it’s way off. (Because I’m not really very well aligned; ordinarily, this is not a problem.) Anyway, the second attempt to plate solve goes off the rails. astap pops up a window… showing I think, that it is working its way through various scales trying to solve the image. It doesn’t do that, (pop up a window, I mean), on the first solve, just the second, and it looks, even as I type this, that it is never going to return. I’ll just let it run, and I’ll supply logs in the morning, if this goes the way I expect it to. (Perhaps it fall over to the local ansvr, and maybe that’ll work.) Adding to the frustration is the fact that the second slew, based on the image that is being displayed, worked pretty damned well… because there’s my target: RIGHT THERE.
Nobody else is having this trouble, I’m guessing, so I suppose it’s me, but I can’t imagine what I’ve done to make it do this.