Being a new user to SGP I have been steadily learning the application (currently on a trial copy v188.8.131.52)
My main drawn to the application is the plate solving abilities.
Having configured Elbrus and installing a local Astronomy .Net files onto my PC I have been testing the system by giving SGP images to solve.
I have to start by saying that my mount is away for repair at the moment so I have been testing on RAW images I had taken previously. I should also add that these are longish exposures anywhere between 3-10mins exposures. So they are not 5 second exposures that you may normally take, if this is a correct a statement?
I seem to get some success on some images and sometimes not. This includes using either Plate Solving (Elbrus) or Blind Solving.
The solving can take a while. Up to 5mins at times however sometimes it’s under a minute.
Despite this my main issue is if it fails to solve a plate with Elbrus it effectively stalls the application. The Watch ANSVR log reports “Field1 did not solve (index index -4213.fits, field objects 81-90” There are a similar errors previous to final log entry.
There are no errors on the application it just becomes unresponsive and I have to End task the application.
Does anyone have any tips for Plate solving? Is it because I am using long exposures images and that these contain a lot of stars and therefore it takes a long time to solve?
When solving with Elbrus I enter the Object name and I input the scale which I am using 3.05.
I calculated this by checking my FOV which is 3.62deg x 2.41deg
I also calculated my camera and OTA (WO Star 71) as 3.05arcseconds per pixel.
Not sure if this is what I should enter into the scale box?
I don’t know the angle so leave this blank. I also search on 2x2 degrees though the issue still occur with 5x5 dual angle.
Sorry for the long post but I can see great potential in the application I just need more consistency as well as resolving this freezing on the Application. My Laptop is running Windows 8.1
Please can anyone help?