This is a new issue for me. I have both OAGs and a guidescope so I know about the “pause guiding during autofocus” option and this is not that. I am currently using my guidescope. When running a sequence, after “center and rotate”, the autoguiding is resumed and starts. SGP waits to confirm this and then starts the autofocus. This worked flawlessly with me for years. For my guidescope, I have the option to “pause autoguiding during focus” unchecked in the equipment profile, but for my OAG equipment profile, it is checked. Both were working correctly. Last night, I was running with my guide scope. When the autofocus would start, PHD was operating fine. At some point in the autofocus, PHD would just stop. It would simply not update the next point on the guiding graph. It was not hung up. I could do anything with it including stopping guiding, but It would not register then next guiding point. SGP would be sitting there “waiting for autoguiding to settle”. After a while it would time out and abort the sequence. I check the equipment profile and reapplied the profile to the sequence with no effect. SGP would repeatedly do the same thing. I eventually had to turn off autofocus and the sequence would run. Obviously not ideal. It is as if, it is acting like the “pause autoguiding during focus” was checked, but when I use that with my OAG, PHD show a “PAUSED” on the guiding graph and then that goes away when the autofocus is finished, reaquires the guide star and starts running again. I have not tried running my guide scope this way because it should not need this. This is more like SGP issue some command to stop PHD2 but did not issue the command to resume since it thinks that the guiding is not paused. Tonight I will try running with the “pause autoguiding during focus” checked and see if that works, but something is wrong here. I have checked everything I can think of and am out of options.
Tonight, I have spent a bunch more time trying to solve this. I still have the same issue. I have tried both setting for “Pause guiding during autofocus” both checked and unchecked and reapplied to equipment profile to the sequence each time. I have the same issue with PHD stopping. Its like SGP has paused the guiding, but is not sending the resume guiding. I really need help here. I got a response on the SGP forum to post the log file.