I’m currently running SGP but considering a move to Voyager.
One capability I would really value is to be able to have an automatic plate solve after every autofocus run. I’m using an Edge 14 at f/11 with OAG and a lodestar guider, on a Mesu 200 mount. A combination of the long focal length, mirror shift and sometimes quite long autofocus runs, is that occasionally I either (1) lose the guide star or (2) there happens to be a different star in the guide star box which PHD2 assumes is the original one, and picks up guiding again.
A consequence of scenario (1) is that SGP goes into recovery which includes a plate solve, and that sometimes fixes the problem, though the recovery sequence takes quite a long time which means lost time on sky. (2) is worse, because I can end up with subs that have quite significant shifts in target position in the frame (long focal length…)
When I trigger a plate solve manually, I always get the original guide star placed firmly in the guide box, so there’s no practical reason why this shouldn’t work, if the software can be set to trigger it.
I searched this forum and found the following thread
but this only seems to address the lost-guide-star scenario.
Can Voyager help?