Another evening of failing to get Plate solve to work. Getting to the stage of giving up but I know it will be good when it eventually works. I have attached the log file in the hope that you can tell me where something is going wrong.
AS you can see the file starts at 20-05-56 but I didn’t start trying to get PS to work until around 21.43 when i carried out the following:
21.43 Centred known star then right clicked on the image and plate solved. Message not sufficient stars - some cloud about.
21.53 Took another “Take One” and right clicked and plate solved, very quick and output RA DEC angle etc. It did flash up a message Failed to Plate Solve
21.55 Repeated last action and plate solved with no failure message.
21.56 Clicked image and selected “Centre here”
Step 1 of the plate solved worked, heard the scope move and Step 2 started, but it ran and ran and ran until I clicked Done to abort the process. It took about 3 minutes for the screen to free itself so I could continue.
Repeated the above with the same failure although plate solve did not report that it had failed it just did not finish.
22.14 Took another image with 1x1 binning to make sure I wasn’t setting the wrong Scale. Same result as above, Plate solved the image but wouldn’t move the known star around the image by using Center Here.
I then changed the EQMOD settings in line with the suggestions that sort out the SGPro/EQMOD meridian flip conflict and try again
22.18 Center image, Take One , right click on the image to re-center and the “Center Scope on Reference” screen opens but nothing happens, not even Step1. I click Done to abort the process, and have to wait 3 minutes for the screen to unlock!
22.24 repeat 22.18 same result
22.30 Try Solve and Sync. Take image of star Click Solve and Sync, nothing visible happens, Click Blind and Sync, nothing visible happens. However, opening the control panel and Plate Solving is running (green bar at bottom of Control Panel screen.
22.37 SGPro hangs not responding.
22.40 Restart SGPro take another image Take One. Plate solves fine. Click image to move Center and the Center Scope on Reference screen opens
Step 1 completes fine, scope moves and Step 2 starts running and it runs and it runs and it runs until I click Done and abort it
Had enough by now and turn everything off in frustration. |It is probably something simple. PLEASE tell me what it is. I am using PlateSolve 2 with both library catalogues configured. You will have seen my earlier post to you saying that it is proving impossible to Save the APM file as the active file, turning off and on and the UCAC3 file is active. Not sure what the problem is there.
I have used Platesolve 2 for over 2 years with the APT software and apart from the file becoming corrupted a couple of times I had no problem.
Equipment ASI1600 mono camera AZ EQ6 GT mount Skywatcher120ED Equinox
Your feedback and solution would be much appreciated, desperate to get this working