Hello,

I was following Step 7, items 1-5. All was successful until the final log. Before I post the log, what concerns me, and I don't know the answer to, is that ACP said "Time limit for plate solving has expired" and "Turning tracking off for safety".

As you will see in the log, it solved on the first image. Then it says it is updating the mount. QUESTION: The PWI LX500 series mount has its own pointing model. As a result, I deselected the option for ACP to update, since that's what the install instructions said to do.

Second QUESTION: It says it is turning off 'tracking'. HUH? Did this go into the LX500 mount and turn its motors off? IF so, why?

Here is the Log:

Logging to C:\Users\User\BRIEF Dropbox\Boyce Astro\PC (2)\Documents\ACP Astronomy\Logs\20221119\20221120@031855.log
Initializing AcquireSupport V9.0.3
Telescope is ACP->PlaneWave Interface 4 (PWI4), driver V3
MaxIm DL is version 6.29
Imager is ASCOM
Imager readout modes:
0 is Fast
1 is Normal
Autoguiding is disabled
Calculated unbinned plate scales (arcsec/pix): H = 0.26 V = 0.26
Calculated field of view (arcmin): H = 42.2 V = 28.2
Plate solving with A2.0 (out of date, no proper motions)
Mount supports tracking rate offsets
This is AcquireImages V9.0.1
Compiling plan...
(using ACP Plan Compiler V9.0.1)
...plan OK!
This plan has 1 live target(s), 1 images
There are 2.0 min. of actual imaging time
Image file set-numbers start with 1
Catalog Maximum Mag = 18.0
Starting run for plan Test1.txt...
==== Starting target TEST1 ====
Start slew to TEST1...
(wait for slew to complete)
(slew complete)
(request plan-start pointing update)
Ready for TEST1 (# 1 of 1 in set 1)
Selecting Clear filter (9) for imaging
Doing auto-center...
(taking 45 sec. exposure, Clear filter, binning = 4)
(using Fast readout mode)
(starting exposure)
(exposure complete)
(exposure complete and image downloaded)
Image finished
Plate-solve pointing image.
9977 image stars found
12514 catalog stars found
Solved! 176 stars matched.
Average residual is 0.36 arcsec.
Pointing error is 15.527 arcmin @ angle 241.91
True focal length is 2919.5 mm.
True binned plate scales (arcsec/pix): H = 1.06 V = 1.06
True image center (J2000): 01h 58m 19.7s 56 52' 38.86"
Imager sky position angle is 269.1 deg.
Re-slew to target.
Start slew to TEST1...
(wait for slew to complete)
(slew complete)
Target is now centered.
=== Place in plan ===
Set 1 of 1
Target is "TEST1" (1 of 1)
Repeat 1 of 1 for this target
Filter Clear (1 of 1)
Image 1 of 1 for this filter
Imaging to TEST1-S001-R001-C001-CLEAR
(taking 120 sec. exposure, Clear filter, binning = 1)
(using Normal readout mode)
(starting exposure)
(exposure complete)
(exposure complete and image downloaded)
Image finished
Plate-solve final image
28812 image stars found
6587 catalog stars found
** The time limit for plate solving has expired.
(turning tracking off for safety)
End of run.