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AstroTortilla - No solution


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I just getting my hand back in for the winter season, and I thought I should give AstroTortilla (AT) a go. So I downloaded and installed the software (making sure I followed the tutorial advice on the Lightvortex web site). However no matter what I try I cannot get it to solve using any pictures I have taken. So I am looking for advice.

This is one of the files I have tried to solve with https://www.dropbox.com/s/gnvailjzhmrfjhy/LIGHT_540s_800iso_%2B18c_20171012-21h09m43s857ms.jpg?dl=0

I comes from my Canon 7D

Aperture  Focal Length   Focal Ratio   Pixel Size    Image Size    Sensor Size     FOV           Resolution
106mm       530mm              f/5.0       4.31um     5184x3456   22.3x14.9    2.42^1.61^  1.68"/pixel

These are my AT settings:

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Here is my AT cfg file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3jznojup2gisgri/AstroTortilla Defaults.cfg?dl=0

I've even tried downloading different FIT libraries including this option

image.png.1f7fc41e22ba61e2feab4cc9a888c978.png

Did I miss something? ..get something wrong?

Any help and advice is much appreciated

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So, step 1 - make sure nova.astrometry.net can solve your image...  Which indeed it can.

It was solved using index 20 .... so you need file to download smaller index files because your FOV isn't covered.

http://nova.astrometry.net/user_images/1820671#annotated

So download some more index files and set scale minimum to 2.38 and scale maximum to 2.42.

You can offline solve your image by using tools-go to image so you can set it up while not at the scope and get it all working.

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Hi John78,

Many thanks for trying this out for me an giving me detailed steps. Unfortunately despite using your settings it still doesn't solve.

Strange how it works for you but not for me.

Here is the content of the log:

2017-10-15 21:00:01,118 - astrotortilla - INFO - Read file stdin: 5184 x 3456 pixels x 1 color(s); maxval 255
2017-10-15 21:00:01,227 - astrotortilla - INFO - Using 8-bit output
2017-10-15 21:00:11,539 - astrotortilla - INFO - Extracting sources...
2017-10-15 21:00:17,812 - astrotortilla - INFO - simplexy: found 3127 sources.
2017-10-15 21:00:22,078 - astrotortilla - INFO - Solving...
2017-10-15 21:00:22,625 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading file "/cygdrive/c/users/home/appdata/local/temp/solverrgjnl7/0/LIGHT_540s_800iso_+18c_20171012-21h09m43s857ms.axy"...
2017-10-15 21:00:22,734 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 1-10).
2017-10-15 21:00:22,844 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 1-10).
2017-10-15 21:00:22,969 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 1-10).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,078 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 1-10).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,187 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 1-10).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,296 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 11-20).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,405 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 11-20).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,625 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 11-20).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,734 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 11-20).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,844 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 11-20).
2017-10-15 21:00:23,969 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 21-30).
2017-10-15 21:00:24,187 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 21-30).
2017-10-15 21:00:26,046 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 21-30).
2017-10-15 21:00:26,171 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 21-30).
2017-10-15 21:00:26,280 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 21-30).
2017-10-15 21:00:26,391 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 31-40).
2017-10-15 21:00:27,155 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 31-40).
2017-10-15 21:00:30,546 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 31-40).
2017-10-15 21:00:30,655 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 31-40).
2017-10-15 21:00:30,766 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 31-40).
2017-10-15 21:00:30,875 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 41-50).
2017-10-15 21:00:32,078 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 41-50).
2017-10-15 21:00:38,094 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 41-50).
2017-10-15 21:00:38,203 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 41-50).
2017-10-15 21:00:38,312 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 41-50).
2017-10-15 21:00:38,421 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 51-60).
2017-10-15 21:00:40,062 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 51-60).
2017-10-15 21:00:50,032 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 51-60).
2017-10-15 21:00:50,157 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 51-60).
2017-10-15 21:00:50,266 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 51-60).
2017-10-15 21:00:50,375 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 61-70).
2017-10-15 21:00:53,243 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 61-70).
2017-10-15 21:01:06,035 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 61-70).
2017-10-15 21:01:06,378 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 61-70).
2017-10-15 21:01:06,487 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 61-70).
2017-10-15 21:01:06,598 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 71-80).
2017-10-15 21:01:10,250 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 71-80).
2017-10-15 21:01:31,088 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 71-80).
2017-10-15 21:01:31,526 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 71-80).
2017-10-15 21:01:31,744 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 71-80).
2017-10-15 21:01:31,854 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 81-90).
2017-10-15 21:01:35,022 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 81-90).
2017-10-15 21:01:59,131 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 81-90).
2017-10-15 21:02:00,006 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 81-90).
2017-10-15 21:02:00,335 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 81-90).
2017-10-15 21:02:00,444 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4213.fits, field objects 91-100).
2017-10-15 21:02:04,710 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 91-100).
2017-10-15 21:02:37,729 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 91-100).
2017-10-15 21:02:38,938 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4210.fits, field objects 91-100).
2017-10-15 21:02:39,267 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4209.fits, field objects 91-100).
2017-10-15 21:02:39,368 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:39,476 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:39,586 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:39,690 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:39,801 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:39,910 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:40,019 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:40,128 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,898 - astrotortilla - INFO - Did not solve (or no WCS file was written).
2017-10-15 21:02:41,914 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field: /cygdrive/c/Users/home/Pictures/BackyardEOS/LIGHT_540s_800iso_+18c_20171012-21h09m43s857ms.jpg
2017-10-15 21:02:41,928 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,928 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,944 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,960 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,960 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,976 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,976 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,992 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:41,992 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,007 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,007 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,007 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,023 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,023 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,039 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
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2017-10-15 21:02:42,053 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
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2017-10-15 21:02:42,076 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
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2017-10-15 21:02:42,105 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
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2017-10-15 21:02:42,121 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
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2017-10-15 21:02:42,137 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
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2017-10-15 21:02:42,151 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,151 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,167 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,167 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,167 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,183 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,183 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,198 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,214 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
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2017-10-15 21:02:42,230 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,230 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,246 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,246 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve.
2017-10-15 21:02:42,262 - astrotortilla - INFO - No solution in 168.7s

 

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2017-10-15 21:36:40,470 - astrotortilla - INFO - Solving...
2017-10-15 21:36:41,140 - astrotortilla - INFO - Your group is currently "mkgroup".  This indicates that neither

2017-10-15 21:36:41,250 - astrotortilla - INFO - your gid nor your pgsid (primary group associated with your SID)

2017-10-15 21:36:41,358 - astrotortilla - INFO - is in /etc/group.

2017-10-15 21:36:41,576 - astrotortilla - INFO - The /etc/group (and possibly /etc/passwd) files should be rebuilt.

2017-10-15 21:36:41,686 - astrotortilla - INFO - See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run

2017-10-15 21:36:41,904 - astrotortilla - INFO - mkpasswd -l [-d] > /etc/passwd

2017-10-15 21:36:42,013 - astrotortilla - INFO - mkgroup  -l [-d] > /etc/group

2017-10-15 21:36:42,232 - astrotortilla - INFO - Note that the -d switch is necessary for domain users.

2017-10-15 21:36:42,342 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading input file 1 of 1: "/cygdrive/c/Users/y6fpwrv2/Downloads/LIGHT_540s_800iso_+18c_20171012-21h09m43s857ms.jpg"...

2017-10-15 21:36:42,450 - astrotortilla - INFO - jpegtopnm: WRITING PPM FILE

2017-10-15 21:36:43,224 - astrotortilla - INFO - Read file stdin: 5184 x 3456 pixels x 1 color(s); maxval 255

2017-10-15 21:36:43,334 - astrotortilla - INFO - Using 8-bit output

2017-10-15 21:36:47,367 - astrotortilla - INFO - Extracting sources...

2017-10-15 21:36:47,476 - astrotortilla - INFO - Downsampling by 2...

2017-10-15 21:36:49,335 - astrotortilla - INFO - simplexy: found 746 sources.

2017-10-15 21:36:51,519 - astrotortilla - INFO - Solving...

2017-10-15 21:36:51,628 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading file "/cygdrive/c/users/y6fpwrv2/appdata/local/temp/solvert93rsz/9/LIGHT_540s_800iso_+18c_20171012-21h09m43s857ms.axy"...

2017-10-15 21:36:51,737 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 1-10).

2017-10-15 21:36:51,846 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4211.fits, field objects 1-10).

2017-10-15 21:36:51,957 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 did not solve (index index-4212.fits, field objects 11-20).

2017-10-15 21:36:52,065 - astrotortilla - INFO -   log-odds ratio 102.721 (4.08558e+44), 13 match, 0 conflict, 71 distractors, 19 index.

2017-10-15 21:36:52,174 - astrotortilla - INFO -   RA,Dec = (9.30053,53.8917), pixel scale 1.66938 arcsec/pix.

2017-10-15 21:36:52,283 - astrotortilla - INFO -   Hit/miss: +-++------++------+-------+---+-+-+-------+------------------+---------------------+(best)-------------+++

2017-10-15 21:36:52,392 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1: solved with index index-4211.fits.

2017-10-15 21:36:52,503 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field 1 solved: writing to file /cygdrive/c/users/y6fpwrv2/appdata/local/temp/solvert93rsz/9/LIGHT_540s_800iso_+18c_20171012-21h09m43s857ms.solved to indicate this.

2017-10-15 21:36:52,924 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field size: 2.40305 x 1.60252 degrees

2017-10-15 21:36:52,924 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field center: (RA H:M:S, Dec D:M:S) = (00:37:12.212, +53:53:30.690).

2017-10-15 21:36:52,938 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field center: (RA,Dec) = (9.301, 53.89) deg.

2017-10-15 21:36:52,938 - astrotortilla - INFO - Field: /cygdrive/c/Users/y6fpwrv2/Downloads/LIGHT_540s_800iso_+18c_20171012-21h09m43s857ms.jpg

2017-10-15 21:36:52,938 - astrotortilla - INFO - Parsing results...
2017-10-15 21:36:53,719 - astrotortilla - INFO - Solved in 13.2s

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Hi John78,

Yep the down sampling and the modified custom line has done the trick! Thanks very much for taking your time to help.

As I'm new to this, it seems that I have to get the parameters just right. How much would the settings you have given me apply universally? Or will I need to teak them from photograph to photograph. One reason I ask is the picture you solved for me was a unguided 9 minute exposure, which is quite a longtime (:happy11:). Admittedly this was at ISO 800. So for instance if I took a 60 second exposure at 800 ISO, there would be a lot less stars, so would it be more likely to solve? Would I need to tweak the parameters for this new less sensitive image?

Again thanks for your help

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Your camera produces huge files so I'd always leave the downsampling at 2 (only 0 or 2 work by the way) - which basically half's your image size and square roots the solve time - the sigma parameter will need adjusting up to 100 if it wont solve on shorter exposures, but its unlikely to be a problem.

The other issuette with astro-tortilla is its not focus tolerant - you have to be very near best focus before solving.

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