My current failures are catastrophic, involve focusing and downloading, and totally knock me out of the program. This is occurring only with the ASI cameras.
The Moravian is rock solid and has never really given me problems with the program. It occurred long ago with the 1600 and I ended up being satisfied with the use of USB 2.
Last night I had several failures. I am talking at least five which totally knocked me out of the program. I observed that two of them were associated with an inability of the program to download the ASI 183 file at all. I received a dark download with no stars.
In addition, there are a plethora of annoying issues with the applets and their positioning, and just weird things that I probably need to log to properly document. Sometimes without rhyme or reason the integration times change from seconds to minutes. The applets for the separate functions, ie plate solving, camera temperature control, environment data and so on and so for the do very strange things and disappear from time to time.
I owe it to myself to try and stabilize my situation and look at other options, that may not be as robust in features but are more stable for my configuration.
I saw one interesting post regarding what was the best focus program. I think that has a deeper meaning than apparent. I think that focusing is probably one of the most important tasks that needs to be accomplished. Maybe what I need to do is identify what is most important and choose the applications that do that the best and are the most reliable.
With all the time and effort that we place in this hobby, paying a couple of grand for the top of the line software (if indeed it is proven to be the top of the line) is really the best value out there all things considered, especially personal time and frustration.
So, I am starting to look at which software package does the best focusing, capture, and tracking. I really don't care that much about anything else if I get total stability and the ability to run different cameras at the same time.