I had this trouble before with a CEM60-EC. I would get this SGP error:
ASCOM Telescope: Failed to flip because starting pier side and ending pier side are the same!
To cure this I was instructed to set the CEM60-EC in iOptron Commander to 2° (8 minutes past as 1° sidereal = 4 minutes) past meridian, with flip at meridian behavior as 'Flip', not Stop. I then set SGP Auto Meridian Flip at 7 minutes past meridian. This assured that SGP was controlling the flip, and that the target center was surely past meridian. All worked fine.
But now I have a CEM60 (Non-EC) and it repeatedly fails to flip. Same error as bolded above. I have tried 6,7, and 8 minute entries in SGP without success. (I'm testing now, during the day, if you want an idea tried right away.)
The mount WILL flip when it hits the 2° (8 minutes) set in the Commander. But, again, will NOT flip in SGP.
It there something that causes a time miscommunication? My computer and Commander are time synced. The time difference between the mount (and computer) and Commander is less than one second. So I don't believe it is a time-lag problem.
The mount successfully searches zero. Goto's after a three point calibration are perfect. I can find nothing that would cause this in the mount or program function. The mount is used so there might have been a pier collision in its past. Would this knock something out if alignment? (As I said, it searches Zero Position successfully and returns there once searched.)
If you happen to use both a CEM60 (Non-EC preferably) and SGP, can you post your settings you have in Commander (or Hand Controller), and SGP? Actually any sequence program's setting that work would be appreciated.
EDIT: Installed all newest firmware, mount and HC. Commander and ASCOM are the latest versions.
Edited by Dynan, 18 October 2020 - 11:58 AM.