I had a night a dark site and I pre-planned my target in Frame and Mosaic Wizard, saved the sequence ready to go. When I was ready I commanded “Slew To” from the dropdown attached to the target, and the slew was WAAAY off. I was in no mood to troubleshoot the slewing issue, so I framed it up manually according the the Help File - first using Nudge, then Center Here on my frame and focus image.
In both cases when I tried to run the sequence, it slewed back to its original (incorrect) position, even though I had un-checked “Slew To” and “Center” in the sequence dropdown box. I went to the Equipment Profile Manager and disabled Plate Solver (ie No Solver), and when none of these worked, I did the same in the Control Panel - Plate Solver - No Solver. SGP then refused to start my sequence, gave me the dreaded “Something Terrible…” screen, and then another warning screen pretty much saying it must have a Plate Solver or else. I re-read the “Center Here” help file - it said that SGP should have skipped the Slew To step in the Plate Solve routine, but it just refused to let it go.
My only option was to run the sequence using Frame and Focus, my subs were fine, but it was without all the usual benefits of FITS info, reviewing of subs, dithering etc etc. At a dark site, time is at a premium, and I had to grab what I could.
I love SGP for its amazing automation and taking care of things when I sleep, but I’ve got to give some feedback and say it definitely falls down in not allowing the user to take manual control in instances like this. Nudge and Center Here have failed me a few times in the past.
What’s going on??!!