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by oopfan
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

Notice in that bash script above that there is no argument that specifies 'sigma'. So I am assuming that 'solve-field' will use a default but what is it? I'm slogging through the source code on GitHub. There isn't much documentation. In the 'stars.axy' output file there is a hint: 'ESTSIGMA= 0.23330...
by oopfan
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

Found it:

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C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\ASTROM~1\bin\bash.exe --login -c "/usr/bin/solve-field -p -O -U none -B none -R none -M none -N none -C /temp/abort --crpix-center -z 2 --objs 100 -u arcsecperpix -L 1.8000 -H 2.0000 /temp/stars.fit > /temp/stars.log"
by oopfan
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

Hmmm something is not right... When I try to launch 'solve-field' from a command prompt, I get this: C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Astrometry\bin>..\lib\astrometry\bin\solve-field.exe ERROR: You didn't specify any files to process. This program is part of the Astrometry.net suite. For details, visit ...
by oopfan
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

This is what ProcessExplorer says is the command line for 'solve-field' as it was called by ASPS: "C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\ASTROM~1\lib\astrometry\bin\solve-field.exe" No arguments? Using all defaults? Or is the default to use a configuration file that ASPS created somewhere? I rememb...
by oopfan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

Robin,

I think that you are right about there being a difference in the value of 'sigma' The ASPS log file reported 400+ sources and SharpCap only reported 5.
by oopfan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

Robin, ASPS log files are next to useless. Wouldn't it be nice if ASPS printed out the command line when it called 'solve-field' -- but nooooo. And wouldn't it be nice if 'solve-field' printed out its arguments -- and the congregation shouts: nooooo! I tried a last ditch effort to attach a debugger ...
by oopfan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

Re: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

For comparison, here is an image file that SharpCap solved quickly. It is a 2-minute subframe of NGC 7331. It is good that it solved it but I don't want to have to wait two minutes in between plate solves when centering the image. I ought to be able to get a quick solution with a dozen stars with a ...
by oopfan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug
Replies: 19
Views: 3588

SharpCap 3.1.4477 Blind Plate Solve bug

Robin, On my slow laptop, SharpCap appears to give up after only 1 minute of trying to solve the attached star field: "M27 Plate Solve.png". If I manually invoke ASPS it takes a whopping 6 minutes to solve but it does get it right. I acquired that image July 15, 2017 with my ASI120MC using...
by oopfan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving and Planetarium Software
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: SharpCap Plate Solving and Planetarium Software

Yes, that can work. I've got KStars on my Linux laptop, and I can manually enter RA and DEC. Now all I need to do is download 3.1 beta to my Windows laptop. I've already got ASPS installed with the proper index files for my FL and camera's FOV, so I am good there. Robin, I read on the forum that in ...
by oopfan
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: SharpCap Plate Solving and Planetarium Software
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

SharpCap Plate Solving and Planetarium Software

Last night I was reading the SharpCap documentation with the express purpose of learning more about the integrated plate solving via AstroTortilla/ASPS. Unfortunately I do not have a Go-To Mount but I do have quality Setting Circles. With a bit of luck I can get my target within the FOV of my ASI120...