Plate Solving with the Synscan App

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Plate Solving with the Synscan App

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Hello,

I do not know what category to put this in.

I have a Sky-Watcher Az/Gti mount.

On my first night of clear skies I tried out my new setup.

Sky-Watcher Az/Gti mount connected wireless over wifi.

Mount is connected to Synscan app, Stellarium is connected through Ascom Device Hub, and Sharpcap is connected through Ascom Device Hub.

Ascom Device Hub is setup for the Synscan App driver.

Everything seems to work as it should, synscan app controls the mount, Stellarium can control the mount, and Sharpcap can connect to the mount, and also the camera. Sharpcap can also control mount when its connected.

Sharpcap can Plate Solve, But it "Could not sync mount to plate solve location:Sync to AltAz: is not allowed when tracking is True"

This is the message that pops up at the top of the screen in a orange bar after plate solving.

Any ideas?????

Thanks

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Re: Plate Solving with the Synscan App

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Hi,

sounds like your mount is expecting a sync while tracking to be to RA/Dec co-ordinates - that's a new one on me. I can change the code to support that in the next update.

cheers,

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Re: Plate Solving with the Synscan App

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Thank You Robin,

This is what shows every time I do a Plate Solve.

Thanks

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Re: Plate Solving with the Synscan App

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Robin,

Your fix worked!!!

The mount is now Syncing and Centering!

Thank You very much for the fast fix!

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Re: Plate Solving with the Synscan App

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Hi Curtis,

glad that worked :)

cheers,

Robin
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