I had to write this several times to remove the profanity and otherwise aggressive language, especially after losing 5 perfectly clear nights and one Bortle 3 dark sky night.
Been using SGP for over a year no, no major probs. Out of the blue, this starts to happen..
Sequence Generator Pro fails to center the target with this error message below.. however it ONLY happens when I'm asleep/away from the computer!
Now, my experience tells me it's usually a wrong setting, either in camera settings or Plate solving settings.. however I've checked and rechecked. Here's what really throws me off: I've tested various sequences and they ALL center perfectly with no errors while I'm monitoring the computer. Zero issues plate solving, no errors whatsoever. Yet.. as soon as I go to sleep, it throws a huge fit and aborts the whole sequence. To say this is rage-inducing is an understatement.
Nothing has changed, no hardware, no software, nothing. Yet how can it go from perfectly centering a target with zero plate-solving errors, to suddenly throwing this error in the middle of the night? I only use one settings profile.. and I've made sure the sequence is using that profile. Same one I've been using for a year.
After night 4 I started using NINA. Plate solves and images perfectly as the software currently stands. I have a love-hate relationship with NINA though. I think it's great, but it lacks the sequence planning features such as what time to start/end etc. I know some of these might be in the new nightly builds but I don't wish to use unstable builds. So here we circle back to SGP again.
If this is user error.. great! I'd love to know where I made the mistake and move on. However if I have a suggestion to make for SGP is to remove the absurd default value of "abort sequence" just because the "scale is not within 25% of scale hint".. the target was actually centered in view.