Jump to content

sgl_imaging_challenge_2021_annual.thumb.jpg.3fc34f695a81b16210333189a3162ac7.jpg

First Time Plate Solving


Recommended Posts

Just did my first ever plate solving, using All Sky Plate Solver, it was spot on in 80 seconds (Old Dell Inspiron). I was amazed at what this can do 😲

I have had APT for years, but just thought Plate Solving ...nah,  too difficult, what's that, but it's a doddle.

So I suppose the thing to do is use an image from the guide camera to figure out if I am on target with the target that I can't see. I often waste a lot of time getting something centred in the frame. 

Edited by Laurieast
Can't spell
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Laurieast changed the title to First Time Plate Solving

If your using Apt switch to Astap as it’s far quicker there is a tutorial here 

now you have platesolving working just use go to ++ , so platesolve and sync , use go to ++ choose an object and go to ++ will put the object in centre within a few pixels after a few moves 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Laurieast said:

Just did my first ever plate solving, using All Sky Plate Solver,

Thank you ! Nice find, nice software. And me too ! I have just done my own first plate solve :) 

Just starting out with a Canon DSLR body on a tripod with an old (film slr) 50mm lens. Trying to get used to what I can see in the small camera screen was difficult and having to bring the card indoors to upload to Astrometry to solve was taking quite a time.

Now I can do it locally, thanks.👍

I got a bit confused with my pixels, and my focal length turned out to be not quite 50mm. But all was good in the end when I used the "Go to Astrometry"setup method with a frame I knew that Nova had solved good last week.

Edited by Malpi12
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.