Add: SGPro checks and warns about .NET framework installs that need to be updated in order to run properly.
Change: Due to the limitations of SkyView (~10 deg of FoV; slow response time; up-time issues; subject to US government shutdowns), SGPro now prefers the HiPS services. While the DSS2 catalog is still used, the MFW will now prioritize color surveys, but you can prefer grayscale in the “Other” menu of the MFW. If HiPS services are down, SGPro will fetch from SkyView.
Change: Increase maximum FoV for mosaics to 100 degrees
Change: Remove the J2000 grid overlay (not supported in HiPS)
Fix: Restore message box response to key presses
Fix: An issue where certain attempts to resume the auto guider would not have access to the PHD2 profile and fail.
Fix: An issue where SGPro could ask PHD2 to resume, but not give it time to do so.
Fix: An issue where indicating you want to continue sequence without environment device (when one is required) would not let you continue.
Fix: An issue where changing a target’s end time while a sequence is running might not apply the new end time correctly.
Fix: An issue where a failure in auto center could cause it to hang
Add: ASTAP plate solver option (SGPro expects ASTAP to be in “C:\Program Files\astap”. If it’s not, either move it there or ping me and tell you how to change where SGPro looks… easier way to do this later…)
Fix: Auto focus should no longer hang if it encounters a very early error (early in the AF process)
Fix: Aborting auto focus no longer shows an error message
Fix: Prevent duplicate notification on auto focus failure
Change: Target slewing and centering options are now presented in a dropdown menu
Change: ASCOM telescope not querying focal length and aperture any longer
Fix: Addressed an issue where the sequence might abort if you were using external focuser temperature compensation
Fix: An issue where you could end up changing filters during a focuser backlash compensation and perform and incorrect relative movement
Fix: An issue where restart on safe could present a blocking user prompt asking if it’s OK to unpark
Fix: Scope un-parks as part of slew vs explicitly when in sequence (addressing dome wandering)
Fix: Driver temp comp is now turned off for the entirety of the time spent between frames and re-enabled during integration
Fix: Issue where the image history series drop down could have an item “BadKey”
Fix: Marking a image as bad will now automatically save the sequence to prevent the sequence getting out of sync with the file system
Fix: An issue where some sequence images would not provide the option to decrement the originating event count
Fix: Clicking on an item in image history no longer creates a new series
Fix: An issue where, for some frame types, SGPro would think the focuser is not where it should be
Fix: The QSI version of SGPro did not show the new drivers as options
Fix: An issue that would start SGPro (for some) as a small floating window. NOTE: if you were affected by this issue, it will still open up this way ONE MORE TIME. Just return it to your normal preferred state and it should open that way going forward.
Fix: Issue where the temperature compensation baseline was erroneously set at the start of each frame
Add: Temperature compensation minimum threshold set to 15% of auto focus step increment
Add: You can set the minimum allowable quality for quadratic fit with custom variable “quadratic_fit_min_quality”
Add: Full name of active image to title bar of main window
Add: Aperture field for telescope (in meters)… not used for anything right now
Add: Define step size in microns via custom variables… not used for anything right now
Add: FLI RBI Mitigation logging
Change: Temperature compensation can now be skipped if the requested compensation is below a certain threshold. Temperature compensation is no longer applied unless it exceeds a minimum user specified value, or, in the absence of this value 15% of an auto focus step increment. Override minimum temp comp threshold with variable “temp_comp_min_step_threshold”.
Change: Attempt to make the quadratic fit callout box stay put (mostly)
Change: Recovery will now attempt to perform a blind flip if meridian is encountered during a recovery attempt
Change: Meridian flip will not perform an initial solve if that target used auto centering
Change: Allow script types “cmd” and “bat”. Untested…
Fix: Notification tiles no longer blur and smear when scrolling
Fix: Check for update on betas is functional again
Fix: An issue where the setting to settle the auto guider before auto focus frames would start guiding up even if you were not guiding at the start of auto focus
Fix: An issue where the focuser could be moving when frame integration starts
Fix: An issue where applying temperature compensation might move focuser to an unintended position
Fix: Sequence will no longer start a frame if the focuser is still moving
Fix: The starting timed error is now cleared properly when sequence start is successful (erroneous error message 30 min after start)
Fix: Timed “watchdog” errors now display with the proper error icon
Fix: Image history back and forward buttons work properly again
Fix: FLI RBI Mitigation no longer inserts between frame delay between RBI and sequence frame
Fix: Image history graph will no longer crash when the mouse is hovered over it or clicked
Change: Refactored much of the altitude lock and planning assistant math (almost all changes are under the hood). Late change, but the current method was not useful when there is a large number of targets
Change: Auto focus graph is darker
Change: Add system color theme ControlDarkDark to image viewer toolbar
Change: Remove planning assistant rise / set markers for target (not useful)
Add: Turn on auto focus log for release version (View log folder -> /AutoFocusLogs)
Fix: Image history analysis was running serially… was only supposed to do that for AF, corrected, analysis now runs asynchronously
Fix: If auto focus is not successful (no or low quality fit), it will return the focuser to the start position.
Fix: An issue that could take a long time to update start times for altitude locked targets
Fix: An issue that could take a long time to start a sequence when it has a bunch of altitude locked targets
Fix: An issue that would sometimes cause a delay when opening target settings
Fix: An issue where the target list could get out of sync with the selected target
Fix: SGPro message boxes are no longer in front of all other apps you have open
Fix: Auto centering can now be aborted without attempting to run end of sequence options
Fix: Auto center “Done” button properly changes to “Abort” when centering
Fix: An issue where some warning and error message boxes would not show
Change: Most decision points that are prefaced by “Are you sure?” dialog boxes now have a “Don’t show again” checkbox (for those you who dont make click mistakes when you’re tired). Please note that SGPro has a lot of decision points… they have not all been tested, but these changes are pretty low risk
Fix: Issue where event level pause, park or script no longer worked
Fix: Issue where sequence pause and resume could cause the sequence to think it has no work left
Fix: Auto focus before sequence now runs between “slew” and “center” actions of first target
Fix: An issue where an Astrometry.Net blind solve during centering could erroneously be flagged as a bad solve