hi ray --
i am having an odd problem with focusmax. i know you didn't write focusmax but it relates to a slew command error that is happening ONLY the FIRST time i do a focus run. when my session starts the scope is in park 1. at the end of the first focus attemp, focusmax issues a command to slew back to it's pre-focus run position. that's when there is an error. a brief excerpt from the focusmax log is below
20:41:27 Focus position = 16517 Avg HFD = 5.84 Avg FWHM = 2.56
20:41:27 Temperature: -273.0 Filter: Lum (slot 4)
20:41:27 ** AutoFocus Completed **
20:41:27 Focus time: 190 sec
20:41:27 Performing return slew...
20:41:27 Slewing: 89.6768 degrees
20:41:27 RA: 23:04:12.4 Dec: +55:29:10.0 (Topo)
20:41:28 Telescope Slew failed on Trial 1
20:41:29 Telescope Slew failed on Trial 2
20:41:32 Telescope Slew failed on Trial 3
20:41:33 ** AcquireStar not completed **
i notice when this error occurs the return slew command is around 90+/- degrees (focus initiated from the park1 position). in subsequent focus runs throughout the night, the return slew command is much, much smaller (<20deg) and there are never any problems.
i have looked at the APCC and AP ASCOM driver logs but i have no understanding of what i am looking at to see if there is a clue to the problem. Steve Brady (focusmax) was wondering if it has something to do with my horizon limits (but i believe those dont impact GOTOs but only tracking below horizon limits - around 25deg)
the focusmax log excert from above is from 5_May_2018, local time 20:41:27-20:41:33
i have a complete focusmax log file as well as APCC and AP ASCOM logs in zip file on dropbox that cover this time span of the focus run. if you are able/willing to look at them i can make the dropbox link available to you.