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: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/trqbxivm0lyd76p/20210927-184110-1.11.0.1151.9208.log?dl=0

Here is a link to my mlm file:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dd9gcbwvgvzii7r/Default.mlm?dl=0

Baffled - 
Mikey

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