Re: Pier flip before meridian crossing is not possible with SGP and Mach1


Ray Gralak
 

Leo,

Please watch the video and configure APCC appropriately. From your screenshot, you do not have APCC configured correctly to do what you want to do.

I don't know why SGPro would show the behavior you are seeing. The flip points are set in a straightforward way, but make sure you are using APCC 1.8.4.x and AP V2 ASCOM driver 5.30.10.

Thanks,

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Leo Shatz
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 8:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Pier flip before meridian crossing is not possible with SGP and Mach1

Ray, thanks for the link. I haven't yet looked at it yet (but will do shortly) - since I'm having now more serious issue :
SGP suddenly cannot do any kind of flips (including in position after meridian crossing), i.e. neither auto nor
manual flip works anymore. This is the typical output in SGP log file. I've tried to reboot my PC, tried different
APCC/SGP versions, it just doesn't work.


[08/07/20 18:36:34.542][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Telescope is on the West side of the mount
[08/07/20 18:36:34.543][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Meridian Flip needed, Hour Angle >= Degrees Past To
Flip: 3.97464999999999 >= 3.75
[08/07/20 18:36:34.543][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Running blocking meridian flip...
[08/07/20 18:36:34.543][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] Adding sequence level notification: Running automatic pier
flip...
[08/07/20 18:36:34.547][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sending Notification: Status - Running automatic pier
flip...
[08/07/20 18:36:34.547][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Handling monitoring event (Good Night System, Status):
(fliptest) Running automatic pier flip...
[08/07/20 18:36:34.547][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] GNS: Sent status message to GNS ((fliptest) Running
automatic pier flip...)...
[08/07/20 18:36:34.653][DEBUG][Pier Flip Thread][SQ;MF;] Meridian Flip: Starting Meridian Flip Procedure
[08/07/20 18:36:34.653][DEBUG][Pier Flip Thread][SQ;MF;] Meridian Flip: Skipping Solve
[08/07/20 18:36:34.653][DEBUG][Pier Flip Thread][SQ;MF;] Meridian Flip: Stopping the Auto Guider
[08/07/20 18:36:34.656][DEBUG][Pier Flip Thread][SQ;MF;] Meridian Flip: Sending Telescope command to
execute meridian flip
[08/07/20 18:36:34.670][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] ASCOM Telescope: Pier side is West
[08/07/20 18:36:34.670][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] ASCOM Telescope: attempting pier flip using slew
[08/07/20 18:36:34.720][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Telescope: Slewing to J2000 RA:
14.7536210927312 (14h45m13.04s) Dec: 64.2599136085692 (64°15'35.69")
[08/07/20 18:36:34.720][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Telescope: Slew received J2000 coordinates,
mount requires JNOW, converting...
[08/07/20 18:36:34.721][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Telescope: Slewing to JNOW RA:
14.7606388892779 Dec: 64.1805555555567
[08/07/20 18:36:41.121][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Scope reports it is done with synchronous slew,
verifying...
[08/07/20 18:36:41.153][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Telescope: Slewing has completed
[08/07/20 18:36:41.153][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Telescope: Settling for 5 seconds
[08/07/20 18:36:46.154][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Telescope: Settling has completed
[08/07/20 18:36:46.667][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] ASCOM Telescope: Failed to flip because starting
pier side and ending pier side are the same!
[08/07/20 18:36:46.941][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;MF;] PopulateDataModel: Transferring view to the data
model...
[08/07/20 18:36:46.952][DEBUG][MF Update Thread][SQ;MF;] Performing serialize...
[08/07/20 18:36:47.168][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;MF;] Telescope thread is IDLE...
[08/07/20 18:36:47.208][DEBUG][Pier Flip Thread][SQ;MF;] Meridian Flip: Telescope command to meridian flip
has completed
[08/07/20 18:36:47.208][DEBUG][Pier Flip Thread][SQ;MF;] Meridian Flip: Telescope failed to perform meridian flip
[08/07/20 18:36:47.841][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;MF;] Meridian flip was user aborted...
[08/07/20 18:36:47.880][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] Adding sequence level notification: Failed to complete
automatic meridian flip, aborting sequence!
[08/07/20 18:36:47.920][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sending Notification: Error - Failed to complete
automatic meridian flip, aborting sequence!
[08/07/20 18:36:47.920][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Handling monitoring event (Good Night System, Error):
(fliptest) Failed to complete automatic meridian flip, aborting sequence!
[08/07/20 18:36:47.920][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] GNS: Sent error message to GNS ((fliptest) Failed to
complete automatic meridian flip, aborting sequence!)...
[08/07/20 18:36:47.924][DEBUG][Pier Flip Thread][SQ;] Meridian Flip: Procedure complete
[08/07/20 18:36:50.915][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Blocking Pier Flip: Failed to meridian flip, aborting
sequence (True)
[08/07/20 18:36:50.915][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Aborting sequence: Failed to meridian flip
[08/07/20 18:36:50.915][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Set sequence abort
[08/07/20 18:36:50.917][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] Adding sequence level notification: Failed to meridian flip,
aborting sequence.

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