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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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Restart or continue session after clouds stop PHD2

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Hi,

The current season for us in Chennai, a coastal metropolis in southern India is marked by transparent and substantially clear skies with occasional fast moving low clouds. I use PHD2 for guiding. When a cloud rolls by, PHD2 tries to reacquire the guide star for 60 seconds and continues guiding. Unfortunately when a large cloud rolls by, PHD2 aborts after the 60 second timeout. At this point, EKOS also stops the sequence as PHD2 has stopped guiding. I shoot overnight, after going to sleep and am unable to manually restart after the abort. For example, last night while shooting Thor's helmet a large cloud rolled in around 12:30AM and the sequence was aborted. I still had about 3 hours worth of data that could have been captured.

Is it possible to automate the process for retrying running the sequence along with instructing PHD2 to reacquire a guide star and guide?  

Regards,
Arun
 
10 months 3 weeks ago #79309

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Using scheduler you can control how errors during jobs are handled and it can retry the capture with a delay or immediately.
Remote observatory running Ubuntu 21.10 x64 with ScopeDome 2M, Skywatcher EQ8, TS 8" RC, Atik 383L+, ASI178MC, ASI120MM-S, SX Lodestar X2, SX USB wheel with OAG, ZWO EAF, Gemini SnapCap, USB_DewPoint, KomaHub
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Thanks for the info, will try this out.

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Arun
 
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