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    Default 16'' LX200GPS runaway during autofocus

    Hi,
    Tonight when observing with our 16'' LX200GPS, ACP started an autofocus run (one of many tonight). I spotted FocusMax complaining about having any stars. As the night was perfectly clear I ran to the dome and found the telescope pointing at the floor. I looked through the log file but could not find anything conclusive about what exactly had happened.

    When untangling the telescope I found that it appeared to take off East and possibly attempted to go the long way round to the focusing star (?). The declination position was correct. HA was out ~180deg. Attached is the full log from tonight. You can see the system was working well until ~03:40 UT.

    Has anyone seen this type of runaway problem before? I am currently using older versions of ACP/MaxIm/FocusMax while I continue preparing our new observatory PC with up to date versions of everything.

    Cheers
    James
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