EDITED TO INCLUDE LOGS:
When told to slew or center, the mount dutifully slews to the right location.
But the program freezes.
If it is just a “slew to,” it just sits there displaying “waiting for Equipment Idle.” (or words to that effect).
If it is part of a “Center” command, it slews as it should, and then just sits there.
I have waited more than five minutes (as timed on the phone timer). Still nothing. I abort the “Center” routine, and I can do no more with SGP. It is just frozen.
On Wednesday, the whole system was working fine, with all the slews, solves, imaging, shutting itself down, and all. On Thursday with no changes anywhere, it acted as described above.
I downloaded the latest release of (64 bit) SGP, and tried again. Same response. I went back to what I thought was another installation of SGP (on the same computer). It was, I believe the 32 bit version that used to work fine before moving to the 64. Still the same problem.
I several times shut the system completely down, and brought it back up. Still the same response.
I checked cables and contacts several times.
It sounds like SGP is not getting a “I have finished slewing” from the AP1200.
I changed to a different acquisition manager, and took four hours of forty some exposures with the same equipment. No disruptions…Everything worked fine.
By the way-----How do I tell the 32 bit from the 64 bit SGP program?
LOGS: The link to the log files for both SGP and the AP ASCOM driver can be found here:
AP1200 Mount. Driver updated two months ago.
SX 35 camera and SX Filter wheel. Robofocus, Windows 11.
Do not know number of version, but started with an August download, and then downloaded the newest last night…no difference in operation.