Importing targets from StarryNight with JNow instead J2000


#1

I have imported several targets from StarryNight and they populate the “target settings” with the ccordinates “JNow”. I think I have heard that most plate solvers use the coordinates J2000. Is there here any problem with the accuracy of centering the target?
Thanks!


#2

besides the seconds aren’t imported


#3

Not sure. There might be an option in SN that sets which epoch you want to use. There is a bug in 2.3 with SN import. You might want to move to the 2.4 beta.


#4

I asked that question from the SN folks , about being able to export targets with J2000. What I got back was a request for more information , type telescope, camera ect, so obviously they did not read my query.
I did a center now to Bodes it solved and slewed, first time to a 115 px, second time to 15px. It was in the top third of the frame, so, the next time I am going to put the J2000 in manually and see what shakes out.


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