Welcome JoeRome77 to the forum!
I’ve used CCDCiel with this setup for a long time now, I have a spare licence for SGP hence the comparisons to transition to SGP.
The above star comparison image is two side by side images shot at full camera resolution and the same gain, one in SGP the other in CCDC zoomed to the stars you see, in Pixinsight.
I followed all the focusing setup calculations and instructions to setup the auto focus feature in SGP and after my first shot, immediately did not like the look of the stars compared to CCDC. I took quite a bit of time doing this with different step sizes, all with successful focuses but with the odd star shape.
There is a difference in the end step position when auto focusing between the two programs, but each time with SGP I was unhappy with the star shape. Finally I auto focused in CCDC, took a 2 second image, immediately closed CCDC booted SGP and waited for the same chip temperature took a 2 second image at the same focus point as CCDC had focused at.
Realising here it wasn’t the difference in focusing but how the image is being taken by SGP as far as I can tell, and please note there was no spider or spider web moved or not moved in the production of these images!