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#51 Ballyhoo

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 12:58 PM

I'm glad to hear that you are having some success!

 

The issue with the dust motes in this one is probably not an issue of calibration settings.  It looks like the dust motes on the flat don't match the location exactly of the dust motes in the light frames.  Something in your image train has shifted.  It's possible that the filter wheel didn't index correctly (although I've never had that problem with my ZWO EFW).  I've not used a light panel for flats (I use the sky as my source).  It's possible that something in the positioning of the light panel may be in play.

 

Another interesting thing to try would be to take some flats your normal way, presumably with the scope pointed straight up.  And then flip to the other side of the meridian and take some more flats.  Then blink each of the raw flats to see if the dust motes move.  If they do, you may need to take two master flats per channel, one for the east side and one for the west (and then be sure to match them correctly at calibration time).

just wanted to follow-up. Three hours last night on M82/81. but this is just one channel [red] so this is about an hour, in a bortle 4 sky (attached).

90 second subs. I would like to try longer subs now. Are my problems with vignetting and dust motes behind me?

 

Ok I will admit, I used the BPP smile.gif. I put the same parameters in the Wade flow-chart into BPP as much as applicable. 

 

Got another [problem. My SGP just crapped out at me and I had to stop my session. I would have gotten more data. Not sure if anyone ever encountered this before.   I might have to create another ballyhoo thread> aRRHH..

 

Everything was working great. but I had to restart my computer for unrelated issues. When I did so, I continued the sequence. SGP plate-solves, slews, and gets to the final centering procedure and literally craps out with the error message. I tried restarting the computer, restarting the telescope. But the night was over.

This is the corresponding log, but in the screen message it was Error code 54, “bad file name or number.”

Thank you for any help.

 

 

][SQ;CE;] Adding sequence level notification: Auto center validation frame solve failed. Invalid solve!
[02/16/20 00:27:05.305][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Sending Notification: Error - Auto center validation frame solve failed. Invalid solve!
[02/16/20 00:27:05.305][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Auto center failed! Auto center validation frame solve failed. Invalid solve!
[02/16/20 00:27:05.310][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Close centering dialog…
[02/16/20 00:27:05.310][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;] Center telescope message completed…
[02/16/20 00:27:05.310][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;] Telescope thread is IDLE…

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[02/16/20 00:25:32.894][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] ************** END SEQUENCE DUMP **************
[02/16/20 00:25:36.220][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Condition sequence end time for 00:02:44.9293586…
[02/16/20 00:25:36.220][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Move sequence end time to tomorrow…
[02/16/20 00:25:36.220][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Sequence end time set at 2/17/2020 12:02:00 AM…
[02/16/20 00:25:37.480][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Resetting Sequence - Reset Progress is True
[02/16/20 00:25:39.188][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Aborting sequence:
[02/16/20 00:25:39.188][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Set sequence abort
[02/16/20 00:25:39.191][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Aborting sequence timer thread…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.191][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Sending sequence end notification…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.192][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Adding sequence level notification: Sequence has ended
[02/16/20 00:25:39.200][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Sending Notification: Status - Sequence has ended
[02/16/20 00:25:39.200][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Resetting UI elements…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.200][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Checking if sequence has work left…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.200][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] No work left…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.200][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Updating big status…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.200][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Enabling menu items…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.223][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Set target icons…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.223][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Removing camera protection…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.255][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Monitoring system shutdown…
[02/16/20 00:25:39.255][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] SequenceEnds complete…
[02/16/20 00:25:53.543][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Connecting camera in main thread…
[02/16/20 00:25:53.547][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Connecting ASCOM camera: ASCOM.ASICamera2.Camera…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.625][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Camera implements ASCOM gain. Current gain is 138
[02/16/20 00:25:54.631][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Failed to fetch ASCOM camera gains list, checking min / max…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.632][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] ASCOM Camera gains list, min: 0; max: 600
[02/16/20 00:25:54.652][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Camera cooler detected…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.652][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Camera cooler is OFF…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.652][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Camera cooldown on connect is selected…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.652][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Camera cooldown is starting…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.655][DEBUG][TEC Thread][NONE] SGM_CHANGE_COOLER_TEMP message received…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.656][DEBUG][TEC Thread][NONE] TEC Change: Starting…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.656][DEBUG][TEC Thread][NONE] TEC Change: After camera connect change, waiting ~5 seconds…
[02/16/20 00:25:54.931][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Connecting ASCOM focuser…
[02/16/20 00:25:58.463][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Focuser does not have temperature
[02/16/20 00:25:59.464][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Focuser does not have temperature
[02/16/20 00:25:59.468][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Focuser reports Max Increment as: 999
[02/16/20 00:25:59.469][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Focuser reports max steps as: 19000
[02/16/20 00:25:59.470][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Focuser reports step size as 10 microns
[02/16/20 00:25:59.483][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] Telescope Dispatch loop: Received SGM_TELESCOPE_CONNECT…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.522][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] Telescope can slewing supported…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.527][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] Telescope: Implements MoveAxis…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->0.00416666666666667 Max->0.00416666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->0.00833333333333333 Max->0.00833333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->0.0333333333333333 Max->0.0333333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->0.0666666666666667 Max->0.0666666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->0.266666666666667 Max->0.266666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->0.533333333333333 Max->0.533333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->1.06666666666667 Max->1.06666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->2.13333333333333 Max->2.13333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] RA Move Rate Range: Min->6 Max->6
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->0.00416666666666667 Max->0.00416666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->0.00833333333333333 Max->0.00833333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->0.0333333333333333 Max->0.0333333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->0.0666666666666667 Max->0.0666666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->0.266666666666667 Max->0.266666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->0.533333333333333 Max->0.533333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->1.06666666666667 Max->1.06666666666667
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->2.13333333333333 Max->2.13333333333333
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] DEC Move Rate Range: Min->6 Max->6
[02/16/20 00:25:59.528][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] Telescope: CanSetSideOfPier returned False
[02/16/20 00:25:59.529][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] Telescope: CanPark returned True
[02/16/20 00:25:59.529][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] Telescope equatorial system is JNOW…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.531][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] SGM_TELESCOPE_CONNECT complete…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.531][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][NONE] Telescope thread is IDLE…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.591][INFO][Main Thread][NONE] Telescope: Setting sync behavior to: Sync
[02/16/20 00:25:59.611][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] PHD2: PHD2 is already open…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.613][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Connecting to PHD2…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.614][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Waiting for socket connection to PHD2…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.616][DEBUG][PHD2 Listener Thread][NONE] Attempting to connect to PHD2…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.661][DEBUG][TEC Thread][NONE] TEC Change: Attempting to turn the camera cooler on…
[02/16/20 00:25:59.663][DEBUG][TEC Thread][NONE] Turning camera cooler on…
[02/16/20 00:26:00.044][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Turning camera cooler on…
[02/16/20 00:26:00.615][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Successfully connected to PHD2…
[02/16/20 00:26:00.615][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Stopped
[02/16/20 00:26:00.615][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Sending to PHD2:
{“method”: “get_app_state”, “id”: 1001}

[02/16/20 00:26:00.716][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Stopped
[02/16/20 00:26:00.718][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] PHD2: PHD2 is already open…
[02/16/20 00:26:00.718][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Sending to PHD2:
{“method”: “get_profiles”, “id”: 1009}

[02/16/20 00:26:01.220][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Sending to PHD2:
{“method”:“set_connected”,“params”:[false],“id”:1007}

[02/16/20 00:26:01.220][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Sending to PHD2:
{“method”:“set_profile”,“params”:[2],“id”:1008}

[02/16/20 00:26:01.220][DEBUG][Auto Guider Equipment Connection Thread][NONE] Sending to PHD2:
{“method”:“set_connected”,“params”:[true],“id”:1007}

[02/16/20 00:26:02.230][DEBUG][PHD2 Listener Thread][NONE] Unknown object from PHD2: {“Event”:“ConfigurationChange”,“Timestamp”:1581841562.209,“Host”:“LAPTOP-A11GS7VT”,“Inst”:1}
[02/16/20 00:26:02.382][DEBUG][PHD2 Listener Thread][NONE] Unknown object from PHD2: {“Event”:“ConfigurationChange”,“Timestamp”:1581841562.373,“Host”:“LAPTOP-A11GS7VT”,“Inst”:1}
[02/16/20 00:26:04.670][DEBUG][TEC Thread][NONE] TEC Change: Time change is 0, setting to -13.00…
[02/16/20 00:26:04.671][DEBUG][TEC Thread][NONE] SGM_CHANGE_COOLER_TEMP complete…
[02/16/20 00:26:09.290][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Condition sequence end time for 00:02:00…
[02/16/20 00:26:09.290][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Move sequence end time to tomorrow…
[02/16/20 00:26:09.290][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Sequence end time set at 02/17/2020 00:02:00…
[02/16/20 00:26:10.294][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Resetting Sequence - Reset Progress is True
[02/16/20 00:26:11.780][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Aborting sequence:
[02/16/20 00:26:11.780][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Set sequence abort
[02/16/20 00:26:11.782][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Aborting sequence timer thread…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.782][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Sending sequence end notification…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.782][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Adding sequence level notification: Sequence has ended
[02/16/20 00:26:11.784][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Sending Notification: Status - Sequence has ended
[02/16/20 00:26:11.784][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Resetting UI elements…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.784][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Checking if sequence has work left…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.784][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] No work left…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.784][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Updating big status…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.784][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Enabling menu items…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.805][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Set target icons…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.805][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Removing camera protection…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.833][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Monitoring system shutdown…
[02/16/20 00:26:11.833][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] SequenceEnds complete…
[02/16/20 00:26:15.185][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Condition sequence end time for 00:02:00…
[02/16/20 00:26:15.185][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Move sequence end time to tomorrow…
[02/16/20 00:26:15.185][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Sequence end time set at 02/17/2020 00:02:00…
[02/16/20 00:26:15.190][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Telescope is required…
[02/16/20 00:26:15.190][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Telescope is still connected. Ignoring connect step…
[02/16/20 00:26:15.191][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Flat box connection might be required…
[02/16/20 00:26:15.191][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] Flat box is still connected. Ignoring connect step…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.283][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] PopulateDataModel: Transferring view to the data model…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.287][DEBUG][Main Thread][NONE] GNS Startup…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.308][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][NONE] Dispatch loop: Received SGM_RUN_SEQUENCE…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.316][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] ********** Run sequence started **********
[02/16/20 00:26:16.331][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] GuiderCheck: Checking auto guider status…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.331][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] GuiderCheck: Auto guider reports connected…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.331][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Checking auto guider version…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.332][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] PHD2: Performing version check…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.332][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] PHD2: Min version is 2.6.0
[02/16/20 00:26:16.332][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] PHD2: User version is 2.6.7
[02/16/20 00:26:16.332][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Finding first active group…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.334][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Looking at target bodes feb 15…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Looking at event[0]…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Found event event[0] with remaining frames.
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Event[0] frame count: 0/6…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Target is active: True
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Target is complete: False
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Target marked as past end time: False
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Target has end time: False
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Target end time: 02/16/2020 00:02:00
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Active group found…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.335][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sequence should find starting target; Found target: 0
[02/16/20 00:26:16.375][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] Adding sequence level notification: Sequence has started…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.376][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sending Notification: Status - Sequence has started…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.378][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Checking if observatory requires auto slaving…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.378][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Observatory does not require auto slave…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.382][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] DoEventGroupChange: Changing to event group: bodes feb 15
[02/16/20 00:26:16.382][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] Adding sequence level notification: Starting target “bodes feb 15”…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.384][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sending Notification: Status - Starting target “bodes feb 15”…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.385][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Checking for start delay…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.385][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Checking PHD2 state…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.385][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Pre-Wait : Stopped
[02/16/20 00:26:16.385][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sending to PHD2:
{“method”: “get_app_state”, “id”: 1001}

[02/16/20 00:26:16.487][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] PHD2 GetPhdStatus - Post-Wait: Stopped
[02/16/20 00:26:16.492][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] DoEventGroupChange: Slewing to target
[02/16/20 00:26:16.497][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] Adding sequence level notification: Slewing to target “bodes feb 15”…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.499][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sending Notification: Status - Slewing to target “bodes feb 15”…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.504][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Telescope: Slewing to J2000 RA: 9.92904166666667 (09h55m44.55s) Dec: 69.3326527777778 (69°19’57.55")
[02/16/20 00:26:16.504][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Telescope: Slew received J2000 coordinates, mount requires JNOW, converting…
[02/16/20 00:26:16.505][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Telescope: Slewing to JNOW RA: 9.95692428324592 Dec: 69.2367701167425
[02/16/20 00:26:45.295][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Scope reports it is done with synchronous slew, verifying…
[02/16/20 00:26:45.306][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Telescope: Slewing has completed
[02/16/20 00:26:45.306][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Telescope: Settling for 3 seconds
[02/16/20 00:26:48.307][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Telescope: Settling has completed
[02/16/20 00:26:48.307][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] DoEventGroupChange: Slew complete
[02/16/20 00:26:48.307][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Looking at event[0]…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.307][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Found event event[0] with remaining frames.
[02/16/20 00:26:48.307][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Event[0] frame count: 0/6…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.307][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] DoEventGroupChange: Centering on target
[02/16/20 00:26:48.312][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] Adding sequence level notification: Centering on target “bodes feb 15”…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.313][DEBUG][Sequence Thread][SQ;] Sending Notification: Status - Centering on target “bodes feb 15”…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.355][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] BlockUntilEquipmentIdle: Start…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.355][DEBUG][Main Thread][SQ;] BlockUntilEquipmentIdle: All threads are idle
[02/16/20 00:26:48.365][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;] Center telescope message received…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.370][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Solving with Plate Solver PlateSolve2…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.393][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Performing auto center step 1…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.393][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Skipping step 1…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.393][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Auto center reference frame solved successfully…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.393][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Performing auto center step 3 (scope)…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.393][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Auto center slewing scope to match reference…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.396][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Telescope: Slewing to J2000 RA: 9.92904166666667 (09h55m44.55s) Dec: 69.3326527777778 (69°19’57.55")
[02/16/20 00:26:48.396][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Telescope: Slew received J2000 coordinates, mount requires JNOW, converting…
[02/16/20 00:26:48.396][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Telescope: Slewing to JNOW RA: 9.95692428472679 Dec: 69.2367701408823
[02/16/20 00:26:50.836][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Scope reports it is done with synchronous slew, verifying…
[02/16/20 00:26:50.847][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Telescope: Slewing has completed
[02/16/20 00:26:50.847][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Telescope: Settling for 3 seconds
[02/16/20 00:26:53.849][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Telescope: Settling has completed
[02/16/20 00:26:53.849][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Auto center slew complete…
[02/16/20 00:26:53.849][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Performing auto center step 4…
[02/16/20 00:26:53.849][TRACE][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Created full file name (file does not exist): C:\Users\chiro\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image.fit
[02/16/20 00:26:53.863][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE message received…
[02/16/20 00:26:53.864][INFO][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame…
[02/16/20 00:26:53.864][INFO][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] Collecting FITs headers for plate solve frame…
[02/16/20 00:26:53.869][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SetAscomHighSpeed…
[02/16/20 00:26:53.869][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] Cannot set readout speed, not supported by camera…
[02/16/20 00:26:54.086][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] ASCOM Camera: exposure started, waiting…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.099][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] ASCOM Camera: exposure complete, waiting for camera to report image ready…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.667][TRACE][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] Created full file name (file does not exist): C:\Users\chiro\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image.fit
[02/16/20 00:26:59.668][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Start…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.668][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Checking image data…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.668][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Create normal preview bitmap…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.670][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Locking preview bits…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.670][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Validating file name…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.670][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Starting byte traversal…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.670][TRACE][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Row padding -> 0
[02/16/20 00:26:59.683][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Unlocking preview bits…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.683][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Saving preview bitmap to disk…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.684][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileBmp16: Locking bitmap for disk write…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.684][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileBmp16: Opening file stream…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.684][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileBmp16: Writing FITS headers…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.688][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileBmp16: Traversing and persisting bitmap data…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.730][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileBmp16: FITS block fill…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.730][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileBmp16: Unlocking bitmap…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.730][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileBmp16: Closing file stream
[02/16/20 00:26:59.730][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] Internal Interface: Set Preview…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.731][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] Display image preview using asynch task…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.869][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] SaveFileAscom: Done
[02/16/20 00:26:59.869][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;PC;] =========== Save file took 202 ms
[02/16/20 00:26:59.869][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;] SGM_CAMERA_PLATE_SOLVER_CAPTURE complete…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.869][DEBUG][Camera Thread][SQ;CE;] Camera thread is IDLE…
[02/16/20 00:26:59.939][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Auto center verification frame complete. Plate solving image C:\Users\chiro\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\plate_solve_image.fit
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] ************* SOLVE HINTS ****************
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] SOLVER: PlateSolve2
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] BLIND: False
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] METHOD: Max Regions
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] RA: 9.92905911299423
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] DEC: 69.3326773521643
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] SCALE: 2.33179
[02/16/20 00:26:59.940][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] ******************************************
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] FitsFileHeaderData: Angle - 0
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] FitsFileHeaderData: Scale - 0
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] FitsFileHeaderData: RA - 9.929056323269
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] FitsFileHeaderData: DEC - 69.3326773119677
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] PlateSolve2 Param: RA (RAD) - 2.59942159720346
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] PlateSolve2 Param: DEC (RAD) - 1.21008349901817
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] PlateSolve2 Param: Width - 2328
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] PlateSolve2 Param: Height - 1760
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] PlateSolve2 Command Line:
[02/16/20 00:27:00.185][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] C:\Users\chiro\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\PlateSolve2.exe 2.59942159720346,1.21008349901817,0.02631766038408,0.01989651300515,3000,C:\Users\chiro\AppData\Local\SequenceGenerator\Temp\psXSolve_1.fit
[02/16/20 00:27:04.781][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] PlateSolve2: read APM file…
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] PlateSolve2: Exit state -> None
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] ********** SOLVE ATTEMPT INFO ************
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] SOLVER: False
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] SUCCESS: False
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] CONF: 0
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] BLIND: False
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] RA: 0
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] DEC: 0
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] SCALE: 0
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] FLIPPED: False
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] ANGLE (EON): -500
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] MSG: Invalid solve!
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][INFO][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] ******************************************
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Auto center validation frame failed to solve. Invalid solve!
[02/16/20 00:27:05.284][DEBUG][Telescope Thread][SQ;CE;] Auto center validation frame solve failed. Invalid solve!

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Edited by Ballyhoo, 16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM.



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