Hello!  I hope I'm in the right place to ask this question.  I'm running in to a problem wherein Ekos/INDI guiding calibration fails after a meridian flip.  I am using the internal guide module.  Guiding works well until the flip, so I think my setup is basically working, but following a flip I invariably get failures.  It seems like the guide module gets part-way through the calibration procedure, loses the guide star, and gives up entirely.  For guiding I am using an ASI290MM Mini via an OAG with 2x2 binning, a square size of 64 and a pulse length of 1000.  Possibly I have been very unlucky with clouds on every occasion, but this doesn't seem likely.

I was wondering whether there is any way within Ekos settings to get the guider to retry a failed calibration attempt.  The object I'm currently imaging requires a flip about half-way through the night, so the failure of guiding invariably costs me half of my imaging time.  Is the best workaround to configure only a single target in the Targets module, and enable the option which restarts the whole job after every failure?

I attach some logs from the most recent occurrence.  The post-flip alignment completes successfully at 2021-04-15T01:54:01.235, and guider calibration starts.  At 2021-04-15T01:55:30.650 guiding fails and the scope sits idle for the rest of the night.  Any advice would be appreciated.


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