I wanted to compare the AF metrics “SGP HFR” and “ASTAP HFD”. When I set AF metric to ASTAP HFD, the following issues occur:
In spite of having set the AF exposure to 15 s, the AF frames are exposed only for 1 s. Since I applied a NB filter this cannot produce useful AF results.
After download of an AF frame, the following error is shown:
“ASTAP - Error running auto focus. Error starting ASTAP. Der Prozess muss vor dem Bestimmen der angeforderten Information beendet werden. HFD is 0!”
I tried it 3 times: 20201116 20:09:15, 20:09:44 and 20:13:44.
These issues do not occur when the focus metric is set to SGP HFR. Note that using ASTAP for Plate Solving works fine for me. According to ASTAP’s Help/About ASTAP Information, the version is: 80.9.447 64 bit, dated 2020-11-02.
Furthermore there is a problem with the transmission of an issue report: first time I set up this report in SGP. When I tried to send the report (not having checked the option ‘Post to the public support forum instead’), an server error occurred, and the report WAS LOST!!! That’s not funny.
Link to Logs
Approx time of issue: 16.11.2020 20:09
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
.NET: 4.8ASCOM: 188.8.131.5274