Sequence Generator Pro 2.4 Beta Preview

We will be releasing the SGPro 2.4 Beta in the next week and I just want to provide a brief overview of what you can expect (more detailed instructions and details will come with the actual beta release).

  • New SGPro addon for monitoring: This addon will cost $19 and can be used with email and Good Night System (GNS). This means that you will be able to monitor the status of your sequence through email or GNS (but most importantly through any type of smartphone). You will be able to get current state and an email if your sequence stops before expected. GNS will get you some extra stuff… more details to come.
  • Canon mirror settle option: to Canon settings dialog. This will also need to be enabled on the camera or images will not download.
  • Better auto focus: SGPro is now more tolerant of being initially out of focus and will attempt to make faster decisions based on the slope. Will also “auto continue” if a “downward” trend is detected at the end of your specified number of data points.
  • Better integration with PHD2: If this is acting up, you can switch back to the old 2.3 method (temporarily). This should be transparent to the user.
  • Initial support for weather stations: This is not complete, but 2.4 will support weather stations as a “Safety Device” only (if it is OK to open observatory).

Other Changes:

  • Added a sequence notes system (rich text)
  • Added more offline ISO modes for DSLRs
  • Added ANSVR (0.11+) options dialog support from SGPro control panel plate solve tab
  • Added a global sequence end time (overrides all target end times)
  • Added a “Help menu” dialog to show keyboard shortcuts
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for adding sequence images and notes
  • Added ability to change the location of your Sequence Profiles (SGP files)

Please let us know if you have any questions. As a “pre-emptive strike” answer… 2.4 will not have the polar alignment addon included.