Well, after a 4 to 5 month hiatus due to crappy weather, we had what seemed like an opening. There was just a trace of cloud over the mountain to the west but all seemed ok. Skies from my urban backyard were pristine. So I was tickled pink about getting first light from my new ASI1600MCS that I got for my 70th in November. Plugged in everything and did my polar alignment with PoleMaster...yada, yada, yada..Then PHD notified me on the fly that a new update was available. OK that took 2 mininutes or less. By this time I'm really flying..everything going great. THEN....I turned on my DMK21/Orion 50mm mini guide-scope. I got a 3 inch matted pattern on my laptop screen. I put my hand over the guide-scope and this image still came up about every 10 seconds. I farted around for another half-our and had that funny feeling that something was overhead. I glanced upward, still wondering why I was getting this pattern, and realized the clouds were literally in my face. So at near freezing temps with a wind chill, I rushed everything back in to the basment.
Today, 3 days later, I went back to PHD on my laptop. The same thing was happpening. I brought up my native DMK software to connect the DMK21 (mono) CCD. All was well..I could image the telephone pole across the street out of my basement window. What the heck???
Finally a light came on...My new ASI1600 camera will run as a webcam...just like my DMK. PHD so I find out after much frustration, selected my new ASI1600 as the default guide camera. Switched back to the DMK an all is well again.
I must remember to check the default camera when I go out to image each time. I can not see any setting in the PHD2 User Profile to change the order and/or select my DMK on a permanent basis. The main thing is that once again I am nearly a happy camper.