i have an STT-8300M with the FW8G-STT OAG filter wheel cover. since i am using PHD2 for guiding, i must use the SGP API Guider shim to connect to the guide camera from PhD2.
i am having a problem where PhD intermittently reports that the guider camera is disconnected. this seems to be happening between exposures, possibly as a result of pausing guiding. there’s nothing terribly expository in the logs; both programs just report that the camera is no longer connected. on the last exposure that worked, the guider API returns kind of a long total time relative to all the previous exposures. one odd thing is that apparently SGP does not know how to parse the result codes coming back from the guider CCD as evidenced by lots of “status check: Unknown” messages in the log.
SGP version: 220.127.116.11
PHD2 version: 2.5.0
sbigudrv.dll: 4.88 build 4 (this is actually downrev and i will try with build 11 tonight)
when i woke up this morning to find the sequence was aborted, i was able to reconnect PhD to the guider API, so it’s not clear that there was any kind of hardware issue. with any luck it’s as simple as PhD still trying to pull a guider image while the main image is being downloaded.
below is a link to a shared folder with the logs - check around 01:48 AM. thanks for any help with this issue.