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Plate Solving

Post by LondonSky » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:02 pm

Hi Simple issue (I Hope), trying to centre on a dim star I used plate solving with AstroTortila, the result is here
Solution : RA=14:22:12,Dec=07:45:37S
Field of View : 0.85x0.58 degrees
Time : Sat, 08 Jun 2019 21:43:40 GMT
Orientation : up is 4.8 degrees E of N

This was incorrect, this morning I run in native AstroTortilla and discovered that Dec should have been -07:45:375 the sign was dropped.

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Paul

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Re: Plate Solving

Post by admin » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:30 pm

Oops, yes – I get the same result when I try to solve an image with a negative declination. :oops:

I will get a to doubt very quickly for that. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Plate Solving

Post by admin » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:46 pm

Hi,

You had me worried there, but it turns out that everything is working as it should. SharpCap displays declination with a North/South suffix rather than with a plus/minus sign before the value. Unfortunately the S as the suffix is easily confused with the digit 5, which I think is what has happened to you.

Anyway, rest assured that the plates of position was understood correctly by SharpCap.

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Re: Plate Solving

Post by LondonSky » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:07 am

Thanks Robin

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