Are there any other users out there with the new AAF3 focuser? I have one on my 16", and although I have no trouble connecting to it, I'd like to hear from others about how theirs behave in practice.
I have problems using it with my sequencing software (SGPro). When SGPro sends an ASCOM request to tell the focuser to move to a position, the AAF3 will move to a position within 1 or 2 microns of the requested position and stop. The focuser then reports it's slightly wrong position, and this figure is constantly flickering back and forth a couple of microns. Unfortunately, if this position isn't exactly what SGPro told it to go to, the software complains that the focuser isn't listening, and stops the sequence. This probably occurs 10% of the time, and always after I've left the software running on a sequence.
The authors of SGPro have refused my request to add in a focuser tolerance setting to their software, as they feel that a focuser should move exactly where it's told to, and then stay there, and if they tried to accommodate every hardware peculiarity they would not have a working product.
Although I don't want to make comparisons between the ASA Sequence software and SGPro, anybody who has used both will understand why I'd like to retain SGPro as my main observatory control software.
So can anyone else with an AAF3 tell me if this constant position change is normal, or should I expect greater stability from it? So far, repeated pleas to support have gone unanswered.