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PlateSolve2 is a good plate solver but can’t write the plate solution to the FITS header using standard keywords. To achieve this I made a simple FITS file viewer HNS_FV which can call the PlateSolve2 program and writes the found plate solution to the FITS file header using standard keywords. Working of the program: Load the FITS file in the viewer Press the “Solve” button Is the solution found press “Save” button. In principle it should be possible to rename the program as Platesolve2 and call it instead of PlateSolve2. The solution will then be written automatically to the FITS file header. This option is not fully tested. The plate solution is read from the APM file produced by PlateSolve2. There is a big variation in FITS file keywords. If this very first test version (v0.0.0b1) doesn’t work, please send my the FITS file for testing. Will work on a version which can load PNG and JPG files. Han Download: http://www.hnsky.org/hns_fv.htm
After digging trough some code, I found the command line option of platesolve2 plate solver. Maybe useful for some (script) programmers: Command line: PlateSolve2.exe (Right ascension in radians),(Declination in radians),(x dimension in radians),(y dimension in radians),(Number of regions to search),(fits filename),(wait time at the end) De wait time is optional. The 6 of 7 parameters should be separated by a comma. The values should have a decimal point not a comma. Example: platesolve2.exe 4.516,0.75,0.0296,0.02268,999,1.fit,0 The plate center result [rad] RA,DEC is reported in the first line of a text file with extension .APM Han
I'm trying to download the accompanying files for PlateSolve2, APM Catalog installer and UCAC3 catalog. I can only find them on Planewave.com. The download for these files never completes? PlateSolve2 downloaded first time. The UCAC3 file is a different size to the ones found elsewhere, must have been formatted for application use. Can someone direct me to another download location for these files. Thanks Gary