Astrometry.net local solver automatic configuration


#1

Ken and Jared,

Since you guys are in the process of reworking some of the settings UI, maybe you could consider the following…

Configuring SGP to use a local astrometry.net instance (ANSVR) requires copy/pasting some obscure text into the astrometry.net endpoint setting.

Could SGP have a dedicated plate solver selection for Ansvr so that users do not need to do the manual configuration? Something like this:

Plate Solving Interface:

If one chooses ansvr, SGP can read the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\adgsoftware\ansvr\port
to get the port number that ansvr is listening on and construct the endpoint URL automatically and spare the user from the somewhat error-prone step of configuring it manually.

The astrometry.net solver choices probably still need to keep the endpoint setting accessible in case a user wants to use an alternate server URL, for example, ansvr running on a different PC from SGP.

Andy


#2

Probably a good idea, but unfortunately it is deeper than a UI change. We’ll keep it on the list though.


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