Plate solving speed question

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Plate solving speed question

Post by cuivenion » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:43 pm

Will Sharpcap plate solve quicker if I delete index's that aren't being used?

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Re: Plate solving speed question

Post by admin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:08 pm

Hi,

I think it's possible that it would – if you have less indices installed then the plates solving algorithm has less data to work through against the stars found in your image. On the other hand though, it could reduce the reliability of plates solving if you remove too much data.

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Re: Plate solving speed question

Post by BlackWikkett » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:29 am

In the past I've removed index files to speed up the plate solving and this worked fine. Suggest you make a folder inside the index folder name it "notused" and move files there. This will keep you from having to download again if u need them in the future. Look at the SharpCap log and it will tell you which index files are mostly used to solve for your field of view. Keep those files and move the rest to the "notused" folder. Would suggest to keep one index range before and one after the index used most often to solve.

As an aside I've stopped doing this since I've built a much more powerful PC and plate solving usually happens withing 8-15 seconds covering a wide field 70 mm APO and narrow field 150 mm RC.

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Re: Plate solving speed question

Post by cuivenion » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:43 pm

Cheers guys.

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