I have everything working with Voyager except one issue, the pier flip.
I have uncovered an issue with my Sitech Controller with tracking past the Meridian. It can be setup to do this, but I have found a problem with my setup that wont allow it. Basically what happens if I set it to track x deg past the Meridian, when the mount crosses the Meridian the controller is doing something with the mount model and creates a tracking error, and the tracking stops. If I change the actual meridian limits, the mount will track past the meridian however when the Goto command is sent after the delay, the target hasn’t crossed the limit and the flip isn’t done. I am working with the Sitech guys to try and fix this. NOT a voyager problem… Coming from ACP, the flip was done by pausing the script at the meridian to let the target cross, then issue the Goto and the mount would flip. I was imaging for years with that therefore never knew I had a problem.
I still have 2 options to deal with the meridian that work.
I can have the mount do a “Auto Track flip” when the mount is tracking and reaches the Meridian, it will do the flip on its own. I have tried this and failed… (I probably didn’t have the settings correct) What happened was when the mount did its own flip, PHD of course threw huge guiding errors that caused the sequence to terminate, again probably my fault.
The second is: I can set the mount to stop the tracking AT the meridian. I’m not sure how Voyager would handle this or what the settings would be. The mount is capable of Auto flip on Goto. If the tracking is stopped at the meridian, is there a way to set a delay in Voyager to allow the target to cross the meridian then issue a goto and the mount will flip? If so how would I deal with the guiding errors that PHD will throw so it doesn’t terminate the sequence?
I have read the wiki (many times) and all the posts I could find, none seem to fit. This again is a problem with MY Sitech setup and not Voyager. If my setup didn’t have this problem, the interaction would be simple. I am working with Dan to get this resolved, but until then Is there a way to do it? Clear nights are few and far between in the NE, and my observatory is ready to run except for the flip issue.