I guess I don’t really understand then…
Maybe I don’t understand all the scenarios in play here. The sequence can only abort during an exposure one of three ways:
- Complete disconnect or power loss to primary gear
- Safety monitor triggers immediate shutdown
- Guide star is lost
Case 1: Obviously nothing to be done here.
Case 2: This might be a candidate for partial download.
Case 3: The one illustrated in this thread, for this frame to be useful, it must have:
- Integration time ~90% of other lights
- Near perfect polar alignment
- Almost no mechanical error in tracking
I am not arguing that if these things are true (they often won’t be) that it would not be nice to have the frame. In reality, it will likely not be common that all these things are true at the same time. Since PHD2 does not issue lost star messages until it can establish a clear trend (validating the star is indeed lost), the frame is probably no good. Given this, I’m not sure how highly it would be prioritized along with other stuff…
BUT… the reason we do this in a public forum is so that people can tell us when we are wrong and features we don’t think are all that useful would actually be pretty popular.