Wondered if anyone else had this issue? I have an AZ-EQ6 GT. I run SGPro and EQMod and guide through PHD2. I centralise targets via Framing and Mosaic wizard and use platesolve rather than a stelarium so I don't think there are any other softwares that may affect this.
Last night, after I had gone to get some sleep my mount parked itself, effectively bringing an end to the night's imaging, without my knowledge.
I was imaging M51 and SGP had taken 142 60s subs at the time that it appears to have stopped. It looks like the mount parked at about 1:52am when looking at the PHD2 Log File (can't see one for EQMOD or SGP). My location is (approximately - I won't post exact location) 51 20 0.0 Latitude North and 00 42 0.0 Longitude West.
I initially thought it could be a meridien flip issue (I'm fairly new and haven't tested meridien flips) but then looking at when M51 passed the meridian (about 3:20am per Sky Safari) it seems a way off.
In EQMOD, I have enabled Mount Limits by checking the box but I have not changed anything in the settings other than to check the auto meridian flip box. In SGP, I have "Park when sequence completes" selected and "Use Meridian flip" selected. In the meridian flip options I have Minutes past meridian as 3 and auto center after meridian flip selected.
I'm scratching my head a little here as I think the meridian flip is a red herring? Is this possibly just a random cloud on a clear night that's jettisoned the guiding, making SGP give up and park the mount?
Please note that the mount doesn't disconnect at any point, it seems to just show as parked and, it is parked precisely how it should be.
Any assistance greatly appreciated. Not many clear nights around here so losing half the data to tech issues is frustrating.
All the best,