Re: Smart Meridian Flip with NINA #APCC
Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
Actually, I have a question about the Smart Meridian Flip plugin. Three nights in a row my AP1100 failed to flip and once caused a pier crash - the other two times I was monitoring the sequence and stopped in when the flip did not occur. I have followed your video and have set all the appropriate settings:
In APPC: Enable Meridian Tracking Limits checked; Action when limit reached set to Just Warn; Limit to Meridian unchecked; Counterweight Up Slews East and West limits checked; Send Limit with offset to NINA checked; Override ASCOM checked. I have created a Meridian Tracking Limits file and copied East Limits to West Limits.
In NINA, loaded the latest Smart Meridian Flip - added to the Trigger section in the advanced sequencer.
Last night, I was imaging Abell 85. The OTA was facing east, counterweights down, which I believe is Pier Side West. I expected the mount to flip when the meridian limit was reached (11:25PM). Both APCC and NINA reported that time as the flip time. However, no flip was initiated. I checked the NINA Log and found the following section:
2021-09-27T22:16:18.6496|INFO|SequenceItem.cs|Run|213|Finishing Category: * Instruction Set *, Item: NINA.Sequencer.Container.ParallelContainer, Strategy: ParallelStrategy, Items: 1, Conditions: Triggers:
2021-09-27T22:16:18.6517|INFO|SequenceItem.cs|Run|213|Finishing Category: * Instruction Set *, Item: NINA.Sequencer.Container.SequentialContainer, Strategy: SequentialStrategy, Items: 1, Conditions: Triggers:
2021-09-27T22:16:18.6526|INFO|SequenceItem.cs|Run|195|Starting Category: * Instruction Set *, Item: NINA.Sequencer.Container.SequentialContainer, Strategy: SequentialStrategy, Items: 6, Conditions: Triggers: Trigger: AutofocusAfterFilterChangeTrigger: AutofocusAfterTemperatureChangeTrigger, Amount: 2°Trigger: SmartMeridianFlipTrigger
2021-09-27T22:16:18.7126|INFO|SmartMeridianFlipTrigger.cs|ShouldTrigger|301|Smart Meridian Flip - Telescope already reports pierWest. Automated Flip will not be performed.
2021-09-27T22:16:18.7136|INFO|SequenceItem.cs|Run|195|Starting Category: Utility, Item: WaitForTime, Time: 20:25:9h
2021-09-27T22:16:18.7146|INFO|SequenceItem.cs|Run|213|Finishing Category: Utility, Item: WaitForTime, Time: 20:25:9h
Seems odd - if the OTA is Pier Side West, shouldn't that be an indication that a pier flip is needed?
Here is a link to the complete log:
Here is a link to my mlm file: