So… I’ve been having great success, lately with SGP, (and a week straight of clear skies)… tonight I’m trying to catch M76, the Little Dumbell Nebula with Narrow Band Filters and a 2X Barlow Lens. My issue is that it won’t plate solve the initial image in order to center, and so the sequence fails. I’ve tried twice.
I’m still using the last GA Release: 126.96.36.199
First: I am willing to accept I’m doing something stupid; I’m just hoping someone can tell me what that is.
Second: When I right click on the photo that was taken for the initial center and sync, (the one that SGP just told me, after minutes of waiting, could not be solved, even after failing over to blind solving), and ask for a blind solve, it returns a reasonable set of coordinates within mere moments.
Ordinarily plate solves work well. I use the local astrometery server. Also, I ussualy do not use a Barlow lens.