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    Default Catalog Choice Confusion and AcquireStar Solving Problems

    Let me first apologize for the "system name" in focusmax. I was struggling to get it working a while back, and once I did, I didn't want to mess with anything, so I left it as is.Now to the problem.. I actually just need someone to read through this log, seems like there are a few problems going on here. The only thing Ill mention outside of this particular log, is I am able to get pinpoint to work frequently, but large slews seem to be off by 10 - 30 arcminutes routinely.

    now for the log.

    ACP console log opened 15-Oct-2014 03:25:54 UTC
    This is ACP version 7.2 (build 5, V7.2a Production Release Sep 2014)
    Licensed to Bryan Ramsey
    03:25:54 Logging to C:\Users\Public\Documents\ACP Web Data\Doc Root\logs\pterodyne\20141014\20141015@032554.log
    03:25:54 Custom image file path/names are in use
    03:25:54 Folders: C:\Users\pterodyne\Dropbox\Projects\SIO\ACP\Images \$TGTNAME
    03:25:54 Files : $TGTNAME-S$SETNUM-R$RPTNUM-C$CNTNUM-$INTERVALS-B$BINNING-$FILTER
    03:25:56 Initializing AcquireSupport V7.2.5
    03:25:56 Weather safe, server is WeatherWatcher Server
    03:25:56 Telescope is ACP->Gemini Telescope .NET, driver V2
    03:25:57 Dome is MaxDome
    03:25:58 MaxIm DL is version 5.23
    03:25:58 Imager is SBIG Universal
    03:25:58 Guider is SBIG Universal(External Guide Scope)
    03:25:58 Guider plate scale unknown, guided dither with guider pixels
    03:25:58 Max unguided exposure 100 sec.
    03:25:58 (assuring that FocusMax is running now...)
    03:26:05 Calculated unbinned plate scales (arcsec/pix): H = 0.76 V = 0.76
    03:26:05 Calculated field of view (arcmin): H = 26.0 V = 26.0
    03:26:06 All-sky plate solving will be attempted when needed
    03:26:06 This is AcquireImages V7.2.1
    03:26:06 Hardware pier side reporting is available.
    03:26:06 This mount can be flipped on command.
    03:26:06 Compiling plan...
    03:26:06 (using ACP Plan Compiler V7.2.1)
    03:26:07 ...plan OK!
    03:26:07 This plan has 1 live target(s), 8 images
    03:26:07 There are 16.0 min. of actual imaging time
    03:26:07 Image file set-numbers start with 1
    03:26:07 Starting run for plan last-plan-from-web.txt...
    03:26:10 ==== Starting target ngc 884 ====
    03:26:10 ;
    03:26:10 ; Single target color series plan by pterodyne, created Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:25:54 UTC
    03:26:11 ;
    03:26:11 (turning tracking on for live image(s))
    03:26:12 Start slew to ngc 884...
    03:26:14 (wait for slew to complete)
    03:26:23 (slew complete)
    03:26:23 (request plan-start pointing update)
    03:26:23 Ready for ngc 884 (# 1 of 1 in set 1)
    03:26:23 ngc 884 specifies 4 sets of images.
    03:26:26 === Starting filter group 1 of 4 ===
    03:26:26 Selecting Red filter (1) for imaging
    03:26:26 Do requested auto-focus...
    03:26:26 [flip check: Tn=600s HAc=-16060s GW=F HAz=-15340s DWz=F WF=no]
    03:26:45 Switching from Empty to Red filter for auto-focus
    03:26:46 Starting FocusMax AcquireStar autofocus...
    03:31:27 FocusMax auto-focus successful!
    03:31:27 HFD = 3.53
    03:31:27 Focus position = 7967
    03:31:27 Autofocus finished.
    03:31:28 Start slew to ngc 884...
    03:31:29 (wait for slew to complete)
    03:31:36 (slew complete)
    03:31:36 (doing post-focus pointing update...)
    03:31:36 Pointing update: Wait and flip if within 120 sec of flip point
    03:31:36 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-15869s GW=F HAz=-15209s DWz=F WF=no]
    03:31:36 Updating pointing...
    03:31:37 Switching from Red to Empty filter for pointing exposure
    03:31:39 (taking 30 sec. exposure, Empty filter, binning = 4)
    03:31:40 (starting exposure)
    03:32:26 (exposure complete and image downloaded)
    03:32:28 Image finished
    03:32:28 Plate-solve pointing image.
    03:32:28 1304 image stars found
    03:32:29 638 catalog stars found
    03:32:30 Solved! 233 stars matched.
    03:32:30 Average residual is 0.45 arcsec.
    03:32:30 Pointing error is 5.137 arcmin @ angle 298.62
    03:32:31 True focal length is 2000.6 mm.
    03:32:31 True binned plate scales (arcsec/pix): H = 3.05 V = 3.05
    03:32:31 True image center (J2000): 02h 21m 56.7s 57 11' 27.37"
    03:32:31 Imager sky position angle is 179.1 deg.
    03:32:32 [sync] pointing model updated
    03:32:32 Re-slew to target.
    03:32:32 Start slew to ngc 884...
    03:32:34 (wait for slew to complete)
    03:32:42 (slew complete)
    03:32:42 Target is now centered.
    03:32:42 This filter group has a count of 2 images.
    03:32:43 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-15567s GW=F HAz=-15142s DWz=F WF=no]
    03:32:43 (long exp(s) or requested, no orbital tracking, trying to autoguide)
    03:32:44 Switching from Empty to Red filter for imaging
    03:33:05 (guide star SNR=42.7 X=192 Y=49)
    03:33:05 (initial exposure interval 1)
    03:33:08 (guide star SNR=6.7 X=192 Y=48)
    03:33:09 (final exposure interval 1)
    03:33:12 (guide star SNR=6.7 X=192 Y=49)
    03:33:15 (autoguiding at 1.00 sec.)
    03:33:16 === Place in plan ===
    03:33:16 Set 1 of 1
    03:33:16 Target is "ngc 884" (1 of 1)
    03:33:16 Repeat 1 of 1 for this target
    03:33:16 Filter Red (1 of 4)
    03:33:16 Image 1 of 2 for this filter
    03:33:16 Imaging to ngc 884-S001-R001-C001-120S-B1-Red
    03:33:16 (taking 120 sec. exposure, Red filter, binning = 1)
    03:33:18 (ex=0.33 ey=0.79)
    03:33:18 (guider check OK)
    03:33:18 (starting exposure)
    03:35:41 (exposure complete and image downloaded)
    03:35:42 Image finished
    03:36:07 Plate-solve final image
    03:36:15 3905 image stars found
    03:36:18 640 catalog stars found
    03:36:21 Solved! 293 stars matched.
    03:36:22 Average residual is 0.18 arcsec.
    03:36:22 Pointing error is 0.053 arcmin @ angle 46.09
    03:36:22 True focal length is 1999.3 mm.
    03:36:22 True binned plate scales (arcsec/pix): H = 0.76 V = 0.76
    03:36:22 True image center (J2000): 02h 22m 30.3s 57 09' 02.19"
    03:36:22 Imager sky position angle is 179.1 deg.
    03:36:22 Image FWHM is 2.5 arcsec (3.31 pixels)
    03:36:22 Within max error tolerance, no recenter needed
    03:36:23 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-15379s GW=F HAz=-14921s DWz=F WF=no]
    03:36:26 (autoguider still running...)
    03:36:26 === Place in plan ===
    03:36:26 Set 1 of 1
    03:36:27 Target is "ngc 884" (1 of 1)
    03:36:27 Repeat 1 of 1 for this target
    03:36:27 Filter Red (1 of 4)
    03:36:27 Image 2 of 2 for this filter
    03:36:27 Imaging to ngc 884-S001-R001-C002-120S-B1-Red
    03:36:28 (taking 120 sec. exposure, Red filter, binning = 1)
    03:36:28 (ex=0.17 ey=0.22)
    03:36:28 (guider check OK)
    03:36:28 (starting exposure)
    03:38:53 (exposure complete and image downloaded)
    03:38:55 Image finished
    03:39:22 Plate-solve final image
    03:39:32 4077 image stars found
    03:39:35 640 catalog stars found
    03:39:38 Solved! 295 stars matched.
    03:39:39 Average residual is 0.18 arcsec.
    03:39:39 Pointing error is 0.053 arcmin @ angle 44.84
    03:39:39 True focal length is 1999.4 mm.
    03:39:39 True binned plate scales (arcsec/pix): H = 0.76 V = 0.76
    03:39:39 True image center (J2000): 02h 22m 30.3s 57 09' 02.27"
    03:39:39 Imager sky position angle is 179.1 deg.
    03:39:39 Image FWHM is 2.4 arcsec (3.10 pixels)
    03:39:39 (avg FWHM = 2.48 arcsec)
    03:39:41 === Starting filter group 2 of 4 ===
    03:39:44 Selecting Green filter (2) for imaging
    03:39:44 Do requested auto-focus...
    03:39:44 [flip check: Tn=600s HAc=-15178s GW=F HAz=-14540s DWz=F WF=no]
    03:39:45 (stopping the autoguider)
    03:39:47 Switching from Red to Green filter for auto-focus
    03:39:49 Starting FocusMax AcquireStar autofocus...
    03:39:53
    03:39:53 ** Starting AcquireStar Sequence **
    03:39:53 FocusMax Version: 3.8.0.20
    03:39:54 System: ****
    03:39:54 Camera: SBIG Universal
    03:39:55 Catalog: GSC-ACT
    03:39:56 Using telescope coordinates for return slew
    03:39:57 Mount requires topocentric coordinates
    03:39:57 Current pointing (Topo):
    03:39:58 RA 02:24:14.9 Dec 57:08:27.4
    03:39:58 Alt 46.00 Az 44.20
    03:39:58 ** Getting catalog stars between mag 4 & 7 **
    03:39:58
    03:39:58 Field search = 4 x 4 degrees
    03:39:58 RA 00:17:16.3 Dec 54:08:10.8 (Topo)
    03:39:58 Alt 64.00 Az 044.20
    03:39:59 Potential target stars found = 6
    03:39:59
    03:39:59 Field search = 8 x 8 degrees
    03:39:59 RA 23:53:00.5 Dec 52:26:54.2 (Topo)
    03:39:59 Alt 68.00 Az 044.20
    03:40:01 Potential target stars found = 20
    03:40:42 Excluding 10 close dim stars
    03:40:42 Target stars = 10
    03:40:43 Identified target stars:
    03:40:44 1) GSC 3652-1234 RA:00:12:58.2 Dec:53:42:33.5(Topo) Mag: 6.90 Sep: 18.75 Alt:64.85
    03:40:44 2) GSC 3259-0394 RA:00:18:33.4 Dec:51:31:05.6(Topo) Mag: 6.09 Sep: 18.97 Alt:64.81
    03:40:45 3) GSC 4005-1055 RA:23:57:56.9 Dec:55:47:29.9(Topo) Mag: 5.53 Sep: 20.01 Alt:65.79
    03:40:45 4) GSC 3254-1373 RA:00:02:07.7 Dec:50:04:02.6(Topo) Mag: 6.19 Sep: 21.94 Alt:67.73
    03:40:46 5) GSC 3651-0346 RA:23:51:09.3 Dec:51:42:28.6(Topo) Mag: 6.46 Sep: 22.6 Alt:68.69
    03:40:46 6) GSC 3651-2241 RA:23:51:09.2 Dec:51:42:25.8(Topo) Mag: 5.90 Sep: 22.6 Alt:68.69
    03:40:47 7) GSC 3999-0528 RA:23:33:20.2 Dec:53:46:20.5(Topo) Mag: 6.80 Sep: 24.05 Alt:69.85
    03:40:47 8) GSC 3649-1878 RA:23:36:28.4 Dec:51:21:01.4(Topo) Mag: 6.27 Sep: 24.76 Alt:70.86
    03:40:48 9) GSC 3646-0732 RA:23:42:13.0 Dec:49:35:53.6(Topo) Mag: 6.30 Sep: 24.9 Alt:70.89
    03:40:48 10) GSC 3645-2290 RA:23:30:52.5 Dec:49:13:08.7(Topo) Mag: 5.91 Sep: 26.65 Alt:72.7
    03:40:49
    03:40:49 Using 6.90 mag star at RA 00:12:58.2 Dec 53:42:33.5 (Topo) Alt: 64.85
    03:40:49 Slewing 18.75 degrees to target star
    03:41:25 Using plate solve to center star
    03:41:26 Binning = 2
    03:41:26 Taking 10 sec pointing exposure
    03:41:45 385 catalog stars found
    03:41:46 649 plate image stars found
    03:41:56 ** Plate solved **
    03:41:57 Roll angle= 0.82 Plate scale = 1.52V 1.52H
    03:41:57 Alt= 64.82 Az= 43.46
    03:41:57 Plate(J2000) RA : 00:13:16.1 Dec: 54:06:16.9
    03:41:57 Plate(Topo) RA : 00:14:06.4 Dec: 54:11:23.9
    03:41:57 Current pointing error = 30.5335 (arc-min)
    03:41:57 Max pointing error = 1 (arc-min)
    03:41:57 Refining telescope position (1 of 3)
    03:41:58 RA : 00:11:50.1 Dec: 53:13:43.1 (Topo)
    03:42:24 Binning = 2
    03:42:24 Taking 10 sec pointing exposure
    03:42:46 385 catalog stars found
    03:42:47 451 plate image stars found
    03:43:48 PinPoint.Plate Error -2147220413: The time limit for plate solving has expired.
    03:43:49 Plate solve error!
    03:43:49 Binning = 2
    03:43:49 Taking 10 sec pointing exposure
    03:44:07 385 catalog stars found
    03:44:08 508 plate image stars found
    03:45:08 PinPoint.Plate Error -2147220413: The time limit for plate solving has expired.
    03:45:09 Plate solve error!
    03:45:09 Binning = 2
    03:45:09 Taking 10 sec pointing exposure
    03:45:28 385 catalog stars found
    03:45:29 504 plate image stars found
    03:46:30 PinPoint.Plate Error -2147220413: The time limit for plate solving has expired.
    03:46:30 Plate solve error!
    03:46:30 Binning = 2
    03:46:31 Taking 10 sec pointing exposure
    03:46:49 385 catalog stars found
    03:46:50 516 plate image stars found
    03:47:50 PinPoint.Plate Error -2147220413: The time limit for plate solving has expired.
    03:47:52 Could not center target star!!
    03:47:52 Trying auto-center star method
    03:47:52
    03:47:52 ** Starting Star Centering **
    03:47:53
    03:47:53 Start Find Star
    03:47:53 FocusMax Version: 3.8.0.20
    03:47:54 System: ****
    03:47:54 Camera: SBIG Universal
    03:47:55 Min/Max flux setting = 100/500K
    03:47:55 Min/Max exp. setting = 0.01/5.00
    03:47:56 Flux target = 223607
    03:47:57 Exposure = 2.65 sec
    03:47:57 Initial camera binning 1 x 1
    03:47:58 Exposing Central Region = 75% of CCD width
    03:48:21 Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
    03:48:21 Try star search again with cropped border
    03:48:28 Target star found HFD = 9.57 X: 1007 Y: 1061 Flux: 60513
    03:48:29 Binning = 1x1
    03:48:35 Targeting low flux setting
    03:48:35 Total Flux = 52041, next exposure = 5.12 sec
    03:48:36 Exposure > max exposure setting 5.00
    03:48:36 Stopping process
    03:48:36 Total flux = 52041
    03:48:36 Total flux < min flux setting
    03:48:36 ** Star is too dim **
    03:48:37 Can not find target star
    03:49:04 Re-positioning star with telescope move
    03:49:07
    03:49:07 Start Find Star
    03:49:08 FocusMax Version: 3.8.0.20
    03:49:08 System: ****
    03:49:08 Camera: SBIG Universal
    03:49:09 Min/Max flux setting = 100/500K
    03:49:10 Min/Max exp. setting = 0.01/5.00
    03:49:11 Flux target = 223607
    03:49:12 Exposure = 2.65 sec
    03:49:12 Initial camera binning 1 x 1
    03:49:12 Exposing Central Region = 75% of CCD width
    03:49:37 Target star found HFD = 41.71 X: 1699 Y: 1570 Flux: 3451
    03:49:38 Binning = 1x1
    03:49:45 Increasing subframe width to 260
    03:49:52 Targeting low flux setting
    03:49:53 Total Flux = 115920, next exposure = 2.30 sec
    03:49:53 Target star found HFD = 4.09 X: 176 Y: 218 Flux: 115920
    03:49:53 Max pixel = 11072 Count = 1
    03:49:53 Star Centering complete RA 00:11:53.5 Dec 53:14:37.7
    03:49:54
    03:49:54 ** Beginning Focus Run **
    03:49:55 FocusMax Version: 3.8.0.20
    03:49:55 System: ****
    03:49:56 Camera: SBIG Universal
    03:49:56 LS: -0.052233 RS: 0.052233 PID: 10.94
    03:49:57 Min/Max flux setting = 100/500K
    03:49:57 Min/Max exp. setting = 0.01/5.00
    03:49:58 Flux target = 223607
    03:49:58 Using arithmetic mean
    03:49:58 Move direction: Out
    03:49:59 Filter = Green (slot 2)
    03:49:59 Current position = 7967
    03:49:59 NearFocus HFD: 8
    03:49:59 Focus Start HFD: 12
    03:49:59 Find star binning = 1x1
    03:49:59 Initial exposure = 2.3
    03:50:00 Exposing Central Region = 75% of CCD width
    03:50:23 Star is too close to frame edge or is too weak
    03:50:24 Try star search again with cropped border
    03:50:31 Target star found X: 996 Y: 1063 Flux: 66643 HFD: 9.57
    03:50:32 Focus binning = 1x1
    03:50:42 Targeting low flux setting
    03:50:42 Total Flux = 44366, next exposure = 5.21 sec
    03:50:42 Exposure > max exposure setting 5.00
    03:50:43 Stopping process
    03:50:43 ** Star is too dim **
    03:50:44 Total flux < min flux setting
    03:50:44 Temperature = 2.00
    03:50:45 Focus not achieved with star 1 of 10 - trying next target star
    03:50:45
    03:50:46 Using 6.09 mag star at RA 00:18:33.4 Dec 51:31:05.6 (Topo) Alt: 64.81
    03:50:46 Slewing 18.97 degrees to target star
    03:51:06 Using plate solve to center star
    03:51:06 Binning = 2
    03:51:07 Taking 10 sec pointing exposure
    03:51:37 460 catalog stars found
    03:51:39 523 plate image stars found
    03:51:55 ** Plate solved **
    03:51:56 Roll angle= 0.85 Plate scale = 1.52V 1.52H
    03:51:56 Alt= 66.74 Az= 48.64
    03:51:56 Plate(J2000) RA : 00:16:59.7 Dec: 51:24:12.6
    03:51:56 Plate(Topo) RA : 00:17:50.0 Dec: 51:29:19.1
    03:51:56 Current pointing error = 6.9877 (arc-min)
    03:51:56 Max pointing error = 1 (arc-min)
    03:51:57 Refining telescope position (1 of 3)
    03:51:58 RA : 00:19:16.8 Dec: 51:32:52.1 (Topo)
    03:52:12 Binning = 2
    03:52:12 Taking 10 sec pointing exposure
    03:52:38 460 catalog stars found
    03:52:41 528 plate image stars found
    03:52:55 ** Plate solved **
    03:52:56 Roll angle= 0.83 Plate scale = 1.52V 1.52H
    03:52:56 Alt= 66.77 Az= 48.53
    03:52:56 Plate(J2000) RA : 00:17:42.9 Dec: 51:25:54.6
    03:52:56 Plate(Topo) RA : 00:18:33.3 Dec: 51:31:00.9
    03:52:56 Current pointing error = 0.0800 (arc-min)
    03:52:57 Max pointing error = 1 (arc-min)
    03:52:58
    03:52:58 ** Beginning Focus Run **
    03:52:58 FocusMax Version: 3.8.0.20
    03:52:59 System: ****
    03:52:59 Camera: SBIG Universal
    03:53:00 LS: -0.052233 RS: 0.052233 PID: 10.94
    03:53:00 Min/Max flux setting = 100/500K
    03:53:01 Min/Max exp. setting = 0.01/5.00
    03:53:01 Flux target = 223607
    03:53:01 Using arithmetic mean
    03:53:02 Move direction: Out
    03:53:02 Filter = Green (slot 2)
    03:53:02 Current position = 7967
    03:53:02 NearFocus HFD: 8
    03:53:02 Focus Start HFD: 12
    03:53:03 Find star binning = 1x1
    03:53:04 Initial exposure = 2.3
    03:53:04 Exposing Central Region = 75% of CCD width
    03:53:29 Target star found X: 1027 Y: 1030 Flux: 1996517 HFD: 11.97
    03:53:29 Focus binning = 1x1
    03:53:37 Total Flux = 1846172, next exposure = 0.28 sec
    03:53:42 Target star found at X = 1024, Y = 1028 Flux = 268650
    03:53:43 Max pixel = 20960 Count = 1
    03:53:43 Focus exposure will be 0.28 sec
    03:53:44 Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
    03:53:44 7967 03.81 0 1024 1028 268650
    03:53:52 7810 08.55 0 1025 1028 277466
    03:53:52 On correct side of focus
    03:53:52 Moving to Start HFD (12)
    03:54:01 7744 11.21 0 1025 1028 276709
    03:54:01 At Focus Start HFD
    03:54:01 Move to Near Focus HFD (8)
    03:54:01 Taking 3 additional readings
    03:54:05 7744 11.50 0 1024 1027 286628
    03:54:10 7744 10.95 0 1025 1027 271696
    03:54:16 7744 11.03 0 1025 1027 267096
    03:54:16 Average HFD = 11.17
    03:54:16 Making move to Near Focus
    03:54:23 7805 08.51 0 1025 1027 252675
    03:54:28 7805 09.37 0 1025 1027 261692
    03:54:28 ** Starting Near Focus **
    03:54:28 Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
    03:54:29 7805 09.37 7979 1025 1027 261692
    03:54:33 7805 08.75 7973 1026 1028 270719
    03:54:39 7805 08.28 7968 1026 1027 263438
    03:54:43 7805 09.07 7969 1025 1028 270487
    03:54:48 7805 08.21 7967 1025 1027 268107
    03:54:48 Best Focus is: 7967
    03:54:49 Moving to 7967
    03:54:58 7967 03.53 7967 1027 1029 285728
    03:54:58 Position = 7967 Mean HFD = 3.53
    03:54:59 Temperature = 2.00
    03:54:59 Focus time = 122 sec
    03:55:00 Auto-focus Completed
    03:55:00 Performing return slew of 18.97 degrees
    03:55:20 Slewing to: 02:24:14.9 Dec: 57:08:27.4 (Topo)
    03:55:25 AcquireStar completed
    03:55:45 FocusMax auto-focus successful!
    03:55:46 HFD = 3.53
    03:55:46 Focus position = 7967
    03:55:47 Autofocus finished.
    03:55:47 Start slew to ngc 884...
    03:55:48 (wait for slew to complete)
    03:55:55 (slew complete)
    03:55:55 (doing post-focus pointing update...)
    03:55:55 Pointing update: Wait and flip if within 120 sec of flip point
    03:55:55 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-14204s GW=F HAz=-13746s DWz=F WF=no]
    03:55:55 This filter group has a count of 2 images.
    03:55:57 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-14203s GW=F HAz=-13744s DWz=F WF=no]
    03:55:57 (long exp(s) or requested, no orbital tracking, trying to autoguide)
    03:56:17 (guide star SNR=very high X=82 Y=100)
    03:56:17 (initial exposure interval 1)
    03:56:21 (guide star SNR=3.6 X=83 Y=99)
    03:56:21 (final exposure interval 1)
    03:56:25 (guide star SNR=3.8 X=83 Y=99)
    03:56:29 (autoguiding at 1.00 sec.)
    03:56:29 === Place in plan ===
    03:56:29 Set 1 of 1
    03:56:29 Target is "ngc 884" (1 of 1)
    03:56:29 Repeat 1 of 1 for this target
    03:56:29 Filter Green (2 of 4)
    03:56:29 Image 1 of 2 for this filter
    03:56:29 Imaging to ngc 884-S001-R001-C001-120S-B1-Green
    03:56:30 (taking 120 sec. exposure, Green filter, binning = 1)
    03:56:31 (ex=0.15 ey=0.25)
    03:56:31 (guider check OK)
    03:56:31 (starting exposure)
    03:58:56 (exposure complete and image downloaded)
    03:58:58 Image finished
    03:59:21 Plate-solve final image
    03:59:28 5189 image stars found
    03:59:31 640 catalog stars found
    04:00:31 ** The time limit for plate solving has expired.
    04:00:34 Will skip final image solves until target changes
    04:00:36 (wait for slew to complete)
    04:00:38 (slew complete)
    04:00:38 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-13882s GW=F HAz=-13462s DWz=F WF=no]
    04:00:38 (autoguider still running...)
    04:00:38 === Place in plan ===
    04:00:38 Set 1 of 1
    04:00:38 Target is "ngc 884" (1 of 1)
    04:00:38 Repeat 1 of 1 for this target
    04:00:38 Filter Green (2 of 4)
    04:00:39 Image 2 of 2 for this filter
    04:00:39 Imaging to ngc 884-S001-R001-C002-120S-B1-Green
    04:00:39 (taking 120 sec. exposure, Green filter, binning = 1)
    04:00:39 (ex=0.00 ey=1.65)
    04:00:39 (guider error n/a or too high, try #1)
    04:00:42 (ex=0.08 ey=1.54)
    04:00:42 (guider error n/a or too high, try #2)
    04:00:46 (ex=0.00 ey=1.48)
    04:00:47 (guider error n/a or too high, try #3)
    04:00:50 (ex=0.22 ey=2.31)
    04:00:50 (guider error n/a or too high, try #4)
    04:00:56 (ex=0.11 ey=1.25)
    04:00:56 (guider error n/a or too high, try #5)
    04:00:59 (ex=0.15 ey=1.60)
    04:01:00 (guider error n/a or too high, try #6)
    04:01:04 (ex=0.01 ey=1.50)
    04:01:04 (guider error n/a or too high, try #7)
    04:01:10 (ex=0.26 ey=1.77)
    04:01:10 (guider error n/a or too high, try #8)
    04:01:13 (ex=0.02 ey=1.53)
    04:01:13 (guider error n/a or too high, try #9)
    04:01:18 (ex=0.26 ey=1.47)
    04:01:18 (guider error n/a or too high, try #10)
    04:01:22 (ex=0.03 ey=1.25)
    04:01:22 (guider error n/a or too high, try #11)
    04:01:26 (ex=0.06 ey=1.75)
    04:01:26 (guider error n/a or too high, try #12)
    04:01:30 (ex=0.26 ey=1.60)
    04:01:30 (guider error n/a or too high, try #13)
    04:01:34 (ex=0.33 ey=2.11)
    04:01:34 (guider error n/a or too high, try #14)
    04:01:40 (ex=0.15 ey=1.48)
    04:01:40 (guider error n/a or too high, try #15)
    04:01:44 (ex=0.09 ey=1.74)
    04:01:44 (guider error n/a or too high, try #16)
    04:01:48 (ex=0.02 ey=1.51)
    04:01:48 (guider error n/a or too high, try #17)
    04:01:52 (ex=0.03 ey=1.98)
    04:01:53 (guider error n/a or too high, try #18)
    04:01:57 (ex=0.06 ey=1.49)
    04:01:57 (guider error n/a or too high, try #19)
    04:02:00 (ex=0.13 ey=1.71)
    04:02:00 (guider error n/a or too high, try #20)
    04:02:01 (stopping the autoguider)
    04:02:01 **Imaging error: **Excessive guiding errors just before image acquisition
    04:02:01 Will try image again, this time unguided.
    04:02:01 (taking 120 sec. exposure, Green filter, binning = 1)
    04:02:01 (starting exposure)
    04:04:17 (exposure complete and image downloaded)
    04:04:18 Image finished
    04:04:41 First image plate-solve failed, skip solves until target changes
    04:04:42 === Starting filter group 3 of 4 ===
    04:04:42 Selecting Blue filter (3) for imaging
    04:04:42 Do requested auto-focus...
    04:04:42 [flip check: Tn=600s HAc=-13639s GW=F HAz=-13038s DWz=F WF=no]
    04:04:44 Switching from Green to Blue filter for auto-focus
    04:04:46 Starting FocusMax AcquireStar autofocus...
    04:07:39
    04:07:40 ** Beginning Focus Run **
    04:07:40 FocusMax Version: 3.8.0.20
    04:07:40 System: ****
    04:07:40 Camera: SBIG Universal
    04:07:40 LS: -0.052233 RS: 0.052233 PID: 10.94
    04:07:40 Min/Max flux setting = 100/500K
    04:07:41 Min/Max exp. setting = 0.01/5.00
    04:07:41 Flux target = 223607
    04:07:41 Using arithmetic mean
    04:07:42 Move direction: Out
    04:07:42 Filter = Blue (slot 3)
    04:07:43 Current position = 7967
    04:07:43 NearFocus HFD: 8
    04:07:44 Focus Start HFD: 12
    04:07:44 Find star binning = 1x1
    04:07:44 Initial exposure = 2.3
    04:07:45 Exposing Central Region = 75% of CCD width
    04:08:10 Target star found X: 369 Y: 640 Flux: 3663244 HFD: 11.97
    04:08:10 Focus binning = 1x1
    04:08:16 Total Flux = 3263704, next exposure = 0.16 sec
    04:08:20 Target star found at X = 370, Y = 640 Flux = 405781
    04:08:20 Max pixel = 36700 Count = 1
    04:08:20 Focus exposure will be 0.16 sec
    04:08:21 Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
    04:08:21 7967 03.35 0 370 640 405781
    04:08:29 7801 07.20 0 370 639 405644
    04:08:29 On correct side of focus
    04:08:30 Moving to Start HFD (12)
    04:08:36 7709 12.59 0 370 639 422688
    04:08:36 At Focus Start HFD
    04:08:36 Move to Near Focus HFD (8)
    04:08:36 Taking 3 additional readings
    04:08:40 7709 11.20 0 370 639 422777
    04:08:45 7709 12.09 0 370 638 415122
    04:08:50 7709 13.15 0 370 639 426052
    04:08:51 Average HFD = 12.26
    04:08:51 Making move to Near Focus
    04:08:56 7791 08.88 0 371 638 436707
    04:09:00 7791 08.45 0 371 638 423519
    04:09:00 ** Starting Near Focus **
    04:09:00 Position , HFD , Mean Best Focus , X , Y , Flux
    04:09:01 7791 08.45 7947 371 638 423519
    04:09:06 7791 08.64 7949 371 638 410847
    04:09:10 7791 08.31 7948 372 638 413215
    04:09:14 7791 08.82 7949 371 639 434087
    04:09:20 7791 09.01 7951 372 638 421754
    04:09:20 Best Focus is: 7951
    04:09:21 Moving to 7951
    04:09:29 7951 03.80 7951 372 639 402463
    04:09:30 Position = 7951 Mean HFD = 3.80
    04:09:30 Temperature = 1.33
    04:09:30 Focus time = 111 sec
    04:09:31 Auto-focus Completed
    04:09:32 Performing return slew of 13.43 degrees
    04:09:52 Slewing to: 02:23:38.2 Dec: 57:12:53.4 (Topo)
    04:09:57 AcquireStar completed
    04:10:14 FocusMax auto-focus successful!
    04:10:14 HFD = 3.80
    04:10:14 Focus position = 7951
    04:10:15 Autofocus finished.
    04:10:15 Start slew to ngc 884...
    04:10:16 (wait for slew to complete)
    04:10:23 (slew complete)
    04:10:24 (doing post-focus pointing update...)
    04:10:24 Pointing update: Wait and flip if within 120 sec of flip point
    04:10:24 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-13297s GW=F HAz=-12875s DWz=F WF=no]
    04:10:24 This filter group has a count of 2 images.
    04:10:25 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-13295s GW=F HAz=-12874s DWz=F WF=no]
    04:10:25 (long exp(s) or requested, no orbital tracking, trying to autoguide)
    04:10:46 (guide star SNR=very high X=82 Y=106)
    04:10:46 (initial exposure interval 1)
    04:10:50 (guide star SNR=3.7 X=82 Y=106)
    04:10:50 (final exposure interval 1)
    04:10:54 (guide star SNR=3.5 X=83 Y=106)
    04:11:01 (autoguiding at 1.00 sec.)
    04:11:01 === Place in plan ===
    04:11:01 Set 1 of 1
    04:11:01 Target is "ngc 884" (1 of 1)
    04:11:01 Repeat 1 of 1 for this target
    04:11:01 Filter Blue (3 of 4)
    04:11:01 Image 1 of 2 for this filter
    04:11:01 Imaging to ngc 884-S001-R001-C001-120S-B1-Blue
    04:11:01 (taking 120 sec. exposure, Blue filter, binning = 1)
    04:11:03 (ex=0.12 ey=0.02)
    04:11:03 (guider check OK)
    04:11:03 (starting exposure)
    04:13:27 (exposure complete and image downloaded)
    04:13:29 Image finished
    04:13:52 First image plate-solve failed, skip solves until target changes
    04:13:53 [flip check: Tn=420s HAc=-13086s GW=F HAz=-12665s DWz=F WF=no]
    04:13:53 (autoguider still running...)
    04:13:53 === Place in plan ===
    04:13:53 Set 1 of 1
    04:13:53 Target is "ngc 884" (1 of 1)
    04:13:53 Repeat 1 of 1 for this target
    04:13:53 Filter Blue (3 of 4)
    04:13:53 Image 2 of 2 for this filter
    04:13:53 Imaging to ngc 884-S001-R001-C002-120S-B1-Blue
    04:13:53 (taking 120 sec. exposure, Blue filter, binning = 1)
    04:13:54 (ex=0.14 ey=0.01)
    04:13:54 (guider check OK)
    04:13:54 (starting exposure)
    04:14:25 **Script Error (Tracking has been stopped)**
    04:14:26 Source: ACP Observatory Control Software
    04:14:26 Message: The script was interrupted before completion.
    04:14:26 Location: line 1763 column 25.
    ACP console log closed 15-Oct-2014 04:14:31 UTC

    No idea what is happening here.
    Last edited by Bryan Ramsey; Oct 15, 2014 at 17:43.

 

 

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