I have had problems with my CEM60 and SGP. It may be related to how the iOptron ASCOM driver interacts with SGP. I still cannot get the automatic meridian flip to work but that is another thread.
I had a sequence running of the Rosette Nebula which was going along fine for about 1.5 hours. It was still imaging east of the meridian and before the programmed stop time for meridian flip by the mount. According to the log, SGP had finished an image and was polling PHD2 (2.4.0) for settling of the guider however it appears that the mount had stopped or something. Guide settling failed and SGP went into its recovery mode. It then stuck in this mode and never stopped the sequence. I’ve included the PHD2 log, SGP log, screen captures of 2 PHDlab windows showing the events in this dropbox folder:
This has happened a few times and seems to always happen between images or when coming out of a function (focus, plate solve, etc…). I had run some imaging with just PHD2 and BYE earlier and it ran for several hours without problem.
Last night recovery mode seemed to be stuck at a plate solve window when it was attempting to resume the sequence. When I looked at the iOptron ASCOM window this morning it was no longer showing that the mount was moving however the tracking box was checked. If I tried to park or slew the mount with either the iOptron ASCOM driver controls or SGP controls, the mount did not move. I closed the iOptron ASCOM window and restarted it. I was then able to park the mount with SGP.
From the graphs it looks like the mount stopped, however it was physically moving and was pointed west this morning.
Any ideas? Anyone else using SGP with a CEM60? Or possibly an iEQ45 Pro as it uses the same ASCOM driver?
Hopefully I was adequately able to describe the problem.