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hi all been trying to plate solve with sg pro ,i load an image go to blind solve it takes a while then comes back with a box giving figure for dec,ra  ,angle scale,confidence 100perceent and a box with option to use these results  as referense image for target 1 but whatever i click does not show me anything on my original image cheers any ideas what i am doing wrong

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If you mean like the astrometry website, then no it doesn't do that. Although by default the blind solve will use the website, it doesn't download the annotated image. It will update the RA/DEC coordinates for the target - if you tick the box.

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what are you trying to do?

I use SGP and platesolve and when an image is solved, it will update eqmod so that eqmod now reflects what it is actually pointing at. you can then use a planetarium program like CDC or stellarium to slew to your actual target. it is quite nice watching the planetarium app while the solve happens as you see the scope pointer move to where the scope is actually pointing from where it originally thought it was pointing...

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SGP does not do image annotation, the plate solve finds the center of the image mainly so that the program can work out where the scope is pointed and where it should be pointed.  It can then do clever stuff like moving the scope until it points where it should be.

If you have installed the blind solver based on the local astrometry.net stuff then you can possibly use the program solve-field and get plots but this is not for the faint hearted, its command line only and is wrapped up behind Cygwin,  http://astrometry.net/doc/readme.html#output-files gives details. 

Failing that Pixinsight does offer this functionality.  Or you could use http://astrometry.net/ to upload your images or http://astrobin.com, although I don't know about downloading from either of those.

 

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32 minutes ago, sidelight said:

SGP does not do image annotation, the plate solve finds the center of the image mainly so that the program can work out where the scope is pointed and where it should be pointed.  It can then do clever stuff like moving the scope until it points where it should be.

If you have installed the blind solver based on the local astrometry.net stuff then you can possibly use the program solve-field and get plots but this is not for the faint hearted, its command line only and is wrapped up behind Cygwin,  http://astrometry.net/doc/readme.html#output-files gives details. 

Failing that Pixinsight does offer this functionality.  Or you could use http://astrometry.net/ to upload your images or http://astrobin.com, although I don't know about downloading from either of those.

 

does pix insight do capturing as well ,just got a trial copy of pix insight, how do i plate solve with that cheers

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53 minutes ago, iwols said:

does pix insight do capturing as well ,just got a trial copy of pix insight, how do i plate solve with that cheers

No, the two programs are for different stages in the making of an image  

  1. SGP does acquisition of the data.
  2. PixInsight processes the data once you have it.

in PixInsight under scripts the render/annotated image is the tool to use.

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