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Questions & Answers/Tips & Tricks => Image Processing & Related Software => Topic started by: Roger B on 19:40:36, 08 March, 2018

Title: SGP
Post by: Roger B on 19:40:36, 08 March, 2018
I have noticed that my SGP is on a trial licence with 28 days to go, Noticed this last night. How ever I have paid, maybe a couple of years ago for v2.6 Now I’m not sure if when I upgraded to v3.0.0.7 it’s started a count down of a trial period. When going to register a the machine in the observatory and after putting im my email & password I get Licence not found.

Any ideas

Rog
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: chris.bailey on 19:59:20, 08 March, 2018
Version 3 is a paid upgrade so when you download and install it its a trial licence until paid for. I personally dont like how they have done this.

Chris
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: Roger B on 20:02:24, 08 March, 2018
Version 3 is a paid upgrade so when you download and install it its a trial licence until paid for. I personally dont like how they have done this.

Chris

Cheeky fookers,     

I didn't know that,   Oh well I'll go back to v2 then. 

~Cheers Chris

Rog
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: psjshep on 23:19:40, 13 March, 2018
They are not the only ones to do this... have come across this will all sorts of software...

I hate the fact that the onus is on US to roll back & re-install an older version.... *sigh*  the age of "let the tick box rule us"

Phil
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: PaulB on 06:05:20, 14 March, 2018
Dump it and use. APT.

Title: Re: SGP
Post by: Roger B on 18:57:54, 14 March, 2018
Dump it and use. APT.



I don't mind SGP,   Only flaw with SGP is it's ABORT when loosing the guide star,  on a number of occasions it got to 19 mins on a 20 min exposure & lost the guide star due to a fleeting cloud & aborts the exposure.  I have asked if something can be done to allow you to at least save the image & let me choose if I want to chuck it away or not,

They don't think it's a good idea.

As to this post & have asked on there about me being on a 30 trial,  Not one has commented.       I find the people behind SGP are very picky who they reply too.

Rog
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: Dave Smith on 15:31:20, 15 March, 2018

I don't mind SGP,   Only flaw with SGP is it's ABORT when loosing the guide star,  on a number of occasions it got to 19 mins on a 20 min exposure & lost the guide star due to a fleeting cloud & aborts the exposure.  I have asked if something can be done to allow you to at least save the image & let me choose if I want to chuck it away or not,

They don't think it's a good idea.

Rog

For that reason I now guide independently of SGPro

Dave
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: Einari on 15:40:40, 15 March, 2018
Dave, are your guiding and SGP aware of each other - ie dithering and meridian flip etc?
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: Dave Smith on 15:53:17, 15 March, 2018
No, I have lost dithering ability and I have never used SGPro to automate the meridian flip. I do that as needed. i.e park scope and then GOTO. The plate solving is quick and I'm soon back on target.

Dave
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: nigelg on 18:55:01, 15 March, 2018
Hi Roger,
 The count down refers to V3 which is a 45 day trial version.
You have two choices.
1 revert to version 2.#.
2 Pay for version 3.
If I remember you all have already purchased the Framing and Mosaic and the Good Night Sleep add-ons. So the cost for the upgrade is approx. £14.00 depending the exchange rate.

Nigel
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: Roger B on 19:26:40, 15 March, 2018
Hi Roger,
 The count down refers to V3 which is a 45 day trial version.
You have two choices.
1 revert to version 2.#.
2 Pay for version 3.
If I remember you all have already purchased the Framing and Mosaic and the Good Night Sleep add-ons. So the cost for the upgrade is approx. £14.00 depending the exchange rate.

Nigel

What's new in V3  do you know ?

Rog

P.S Dave,  I thought about guiding outside if SGP but the dithering & PHD not knowing on a meridian flip.   

Rog
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: nigelg on 19:54:14, 15 March, 2018
Hi Roger,
Release Notes
Planning tools
Show target rise and set on an easy to read graph
Easily identify when it is “safe” to start imaging (twilight, etc)
Choose start and end times quickly by clicking on the graph
See an itemized list of errors and warnings to help you plan the capture sequence
Define your own custom horizon to reflect your environment
Check the status of the moon
New features for start and end times
Define times by altitude (or by time of day)
Lock time or altitude
When time is locked, the time will remain static from day to day and the altitude will vary
When altitude is locked, it will remain static and the time will vary
Integration with FocusLock (still beta)
See FocusLock status without needing the FocusLock application
Perform basic operations direct from SGPro
Restart the current frame if FocusLock reports you are out of focus m (will block until focus is re-acquired)
Prevent FocusLock from altering the focuser position during image integration
Update manager overhaul, managing SGPro versions is now easier than ever
Receive notifications that your SGPro is out of date
Snooze these notifications for 7 days (more time intervals soon)
View release notes in a new, rich text formatted, area
Download and upgrade without ever going to the MSS web site
Opt-in to the beta-track directly from the update manager to get notifications of new betas (or new releases… whichever is the latest)
Support for Gemini SnapCap FlatBox device
Support for Canon Digic 6 and 7 cameras
Native support for ZWO ASI (beta)
SBIG RBI Implementation
Addition of “per event” gain control
A sequence can now import targets from other SGPro sequences
Updated CTYPEn FITS headers to report projection as gnomonic (instead of default)
SGPro will now more accurately detect the need to auto connect with a flats box
Recovery mode stabilization
Added camera gain to the file namer (%cg)

Nigel
Title: Re: SGP
Post by: Roger B on 20:14:20, 15 March, 2018
Nothing important then,

Rog
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