Astrometry server needed for Polar Alignment routine

Using SharpCap's Polar Alignment feature
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Astrometry server needed for Polar Alignment routine

Post by kd5giv » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:25 pm

Hi,

I'm just asking to make sure, but do I need to get a Astrometry server program and index files for Polar Alignment to work? I searched this forum and I think I saw that SharpCap has a database for this part of the program. Those index files are kind of ginormous

Thanks..

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Re: Astrometry server needed for Polar Alignment routine

Post by admin » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:58 pm

Hi,

you don't need a separate plate solving program for the polar alignment - SharpCap has its own built in plate solver and database for that. Fortunately it only needs to worry about stars within about 7 degrees of each pole, so the data size is manageable.

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Re: Astrometry server needed for Polar Alignment routine

Post by kd5giv » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:12 pm

Thanks

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