Hi, I was imaging a target last night and I've got pretty much everything going automatically allowing me to get some sleep - very important when I have to work the next day! But,. I have to set my alarm to wake up and do the meridian flip. I have my mount connected to a laptop that sits outside and I remotely connect to that laptop from a computer inside so it isn't a huge deal, I just have to wake up and go to the computer and press the enter button to re-slew the mount, restart my guiding and go back to bed. I feel like this could definitely be automated though, and I think you can with some software (I believe SGP?). I'm hoping not to get a big new software package at this stage - I'll do that when I upgrade my laptop hopefully later in the year. I'm using the following software - BackyardEOS, celestron's nexstar+ virtual hand controller software (sorry not sure what it is called exactly, but it is a computer version of the remote that connects the remote to the computer).
Is there any way to automate the meridian flip using a simple piece of software, backyardEOS or the celestron hand controller virtual controller? I haven't seen a way. I guess there are two things that need to happen that might complicate this - the guiding needs to stop and restart and the mount needs to re-slew to the target. Your suggestions appreciated!