Internally, mounts operate on UTC time only and don't care about/know about silly constructs such as DST and time zones. I would pull the session's logs from whatever imaging or sequencing program you're using and APCC, if you're using that.
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I've seen funny things with lots of programs over the years regarding their reaction to DST changes, the start of DST in particular. A typical scenario is a program monitors IO for timeouts based on local wall clock time, and not seconds elapsed. Suddenly time jumps forward 1 hour and the program is convinced that it hadn't heard anything for an hour, and reacts in an improper way.
On Mar 15, 2021, at 00:25, Jim Fakatselis <pashasdad@...> wrote:
Last night I was imaging with my QSI683 camera through the AP 130EDF on my Mach1GTO and had an unusual thing happen. I was on my last subframe of the evening, at around 2am and suddenly I noticed that the guiding errors grew tremendously.
I noticed the guide star was out of the field so I grabbed an additional full frame exposure through the guide camera to see what had happened. A 5 sec exposure showed stars streaking in the field of view, like the tracking was incorrect or even off.
After closer inspection I noticed that the mount parked itself at exactly 2:00am when the PC's clock automatically advanced from 2:00am to 3:00am during the EST to DST transition. It wasn't too much of a problem since I was closing down for the night anyway, so I lost the 10 min subframe.
I was wondering why/how the mount automatically parked due to that sudden time shift Any ideas? Anyone else had this happen to them?
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