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AndyKeogh

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  1. Hello everyone I have just come back to Astrotortilla after an 18 month gap. It was working well but having mastered polar alignment and built a sky model in EQMOD I did not need it . Now I am commissioning my Mesu 200 and Astrotortilla solves the image but then reports a whole number of failures after the solve. I have looked at the config guide and the Tutorial but cannot see what is wrong. I am using exactly the same parameters with Themos's PhotoPolarAlign and it works there. -p -B none -M none -N none -R none -U none -S none --sigma 128 I hope someone here can help. I have tried adding -r but that makes no difference. HELP. Here is an extract from the logfile. 2017-02-21 00:49:20,059 - astrotortilla - INFO - Connecting to camera... 2017-02-21 00:49:20,066 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 5.00 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:20,706 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 5.0 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:21,190 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 4.5 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:21,671 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 4.0 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:22,178 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 3.5 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:22,670 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 3.0 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:23,167 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 2.5 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:23,670 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 2.0 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:24,178 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 1.5 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:24,684 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 1.0 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:25,176 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 0.5 seconds 2017-02-21 00:49:26,170 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:26,665 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:27,180 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:27,678 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:28,174 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:28,680 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:29,174 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:29,667 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:30,165 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:30,664 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:31,171 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:31,664 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:32,168 - astrotortilla - INFO - Waiting for camera 2017-02-21 00:49:32,484 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading image from camera 2017-02-21 00:49:32,503 - astrotortilla - INFO - Solving... 2017-02-21 00:49:33,348 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading input file 1 of 1: "/cygdrive/c/users/akeogh/appdata/local/temp/camh4dpx8/Capture.fit"... 2017-02-21 00:49:34,752 - astrotortilla - INFO - Computing image percentiles... 2017-02-21 00:49:35,822 - astrotortilla - INFO - Extracting sources... 2017-02-21 00:49:35,944 - astrotortilla - INFO - Downsampling by 2... 2017-02-21 00:49:40,720 - astrotortilla - INFO - simplexy: found 339 sources. 2017-02-21 00:49:42,371 - astrotortilla - INFO - Solving... 2017-02-21 00:49:44,997 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading file "/cygdrive/c/users/akeogh/appdata/local/temp/solver4vdnnj/7/Capture.axy"... 2017-02-21 00:49:45,108 - astrotortilla - INFO - Only searching for solutions within 15 degrees of RA,Dec (79.4896,46.0156) 2017-02-21 00:49:45,224 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4214.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:45,354 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:45,867 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field size: 4.2104 x 2.81215 degrees 2017-02-21 00:49:45,881 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field center: (RA H:M:S, Dec D:M:S) = (05:16:43.958, +45:59:54.787). 2017-02-21 00:49:45,903 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field center: (RA,Dec) = (79.18, 46) deg. 2017-02-21 00:49:45,933 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field: /cygdrive/c/users/akeogh/appdata/local/temp/camh4dpx8/Capture.fit 2017-02-21 00:49:45,947 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1: solved with index index-4112.fits. 2017-02-21 00:49:45,967 - astrotortilla - INFO - Hit/miss: ++++++-+++++-++++---+-++----+------+-+--+------+-+---------+------------+(best)--------------------------- 2017-02-21 00:49:45,987 - astrotortilla - INFO - RA,Dec = (79.1835,45.9997), pixel scale 2.61578 arcsec/pix. 2017-02-21 00:49:46,003 - astrotortilla - INFO - log-odds ratio 238.593 (4.16363e+103), 26 match, 0 conflict, 47 distractors, 29 index. 2017-02-21 00:49:46,016 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4113.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,036 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4114.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,053 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4205-00.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,062 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4205-01.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,078 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4205-05.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,095 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4206-00.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,112 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4206-01.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,128 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4206-05.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,144 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4207-00.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,165 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4207-01.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,180 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4207-05.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,190 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4208.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,206 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,226 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,239 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,250 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 1-10). 2017-02-21 00:49:46,267 - astrotortilla - INFO - No solution in 13.8s TIA Andy
  2. I will bring some red film with me on Thursday.
  3. Only the Irish would think of moving it with the door shut.
  4. Thanks Adrian,will now work out the maths and see if I can excercise the mount inside the tent. How easy is it to walk the tent off the scope? Is it a 1 or 2 person activity? Andy
  5. The skies here are a bit changeable but if you want I can send you a quick 2 mins of M42 amongst the trees as I now have PHD2 guiding my Mesu,
  6. Well Adrian, please stop responding to Mike's baiting . This appears to be the same tent I have been considering for my AG12. Could you measure what the length and the breadth are at 1m above the ground level, please. BTW I will not be bringing the AG12 next week. I will make do with my HI Gear toilet tent and my Megrez 90. You must have bought some serious kit as Clearoutside is forecasting loads of rain Andy
  7. haven't noticed any here though Sandra has seen quite a few wasps.
  8. On the whole it is working well last night speedtest gave 4Mb/sec download 1Mb/sec upload but this morning it went down to 1.5/.5 Maybe a few more people were using it. Andy
  9. Looks like you have a number of options already planned. Dew can be a problem so dew bands for your camera lens and the scope would be useful...... or a hair drier. I have not used Backyardeos but it looks very rich in features so I might learn from you. You would also benefit if you have Canon's eos utility as it has a better zoom facility than Backyard. If you can attach your camera to the ED80 with a T-ring then you could also try polar alignment using Themos's neat utility. Looking forward to meeting you on the 31st. Andy
  10. I will be on site from 27th Oct so should be able to help. A few questions in advance 1) will you be using a laptop with your camera? 2) Will you be using a guide camera? 3) Which scope do you plan to use with your camera? I currently image only with a DSLR and a Megrez 90 and guide with a QHY6. Andy
  11. That's really good news. We are both well and looking forward to our visit Today we are switching our mobile phone contracts to EE so that we have lots of data when we are at the site, The best bit is that Teamviewer should now work on site as it needs an internet connection. Andy
  12. is that just around your caravan or for the whole site ? Andy
  13. Do you have a map available that shows where in Abernethy the event will take place? You have chosen a good time as their will be no moon You mention there are houses nearby, so what light pollution might we expect? Andy
  14. A search on this site will give you more details about the internals of your laptop, http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05078936 If this is the manual for your laptop (you have not said which generation of I3 is fitted) then it shows how to change the internal drive or even fit an M.2 SSD. A 500GB SAMSUNG evo 850 costs about £140 and has good performance reviews. Andy
  15. I think you have several bottlenecks and your HDD is one of them. Your camera image is about 3 MegaBytes (MB) but depending on the transfer protocol may send 4MB across the link. let's assume 3MB per image; At 82FPS that's approx 240MB per second about 2 gigabits/sec. Around 40% USB3 theoretical capacity. Your laptop may not be able to sustain that transfer speed which is why you drop to 43 frames per second whilst you buffer the data in RAM. So at 43 FPS you need a disk with a sustained write speed of at least 120MB/sec. (240MB/sec for the full 82FPS. But I suspect other bottlenecks will appear.) You do not say which laptop you have? Can you change out the internal drive? Using an external drive may not provide the result you are looking for as the USB3 bandwidth will be shared between your camera and the ext disc. Can you increase the RAM in the laptop to get an extra minute of data? So to answer your original question your best bet is to replace the internal disc with whatever SSD you can afford that has a sustained write speed better than 120MB/S Andy