Hello all. I sart my imaging sessions with a blind solve to initialise the mount. It usually takes about 6 minutes to solve. So I was wondering what are the best settings to use in ANSVR Config, in the hope that the solve time will come down. My knowledge of what the config settings do and how/ if they interact is very limited, so if anyone can explain the settings and help me to optimise that would be very much appreciated. My current settings are copied below for the C11@F8 with SBIG STT8300 mono
Solver time limit, seconds: 420
Scale error estimate, percent: (left blank) (leave blank to accept error estimate from SGP (100%))
Downsample factor: 2 (leave blank for no downsampling)
Advanced solve-field options:
Epoch for solution coordinates: J2000
Noise level: 10 set the noise level in the image
sort the star brightnesses by background-subtracted flux; the default is to sort using a compromise between background-subtracted and non-background-subtracted flux (unchecked)
Objects: 100 cut the source list to have this many items (after sorting, if applicable).
Depth: 1-50 number of field objects to look at, or range of numbers; 1 is the brightest star, so “10” or “1-10” mean look at the top ten brightest stars only.
Additional solve-field arguments: (none)
Remove temp files after solving (checked)
I am a long time user of SGP and prior to that I used a program called Astro Tortilla to do plate solves, it has a similar config and uses the same astrometry index files. I could speed that up considerably by just including the indexes for my setup (C11@F8) which were the 4205 series of indexes. Because I also occasionally use a canon camera with 200 mm lens, I have also included the index files for that in the index data folder. Will that affect performance of the C11 as it now has more index files to search?
Thanks very much for help,