I have been trying to plate solve for about an hour now and have no idea what’s going on. at first it solved quickly and I started the sequence, but I noticed that the camera needed to be rotated after the first frame so I stopped the sequence and manually rotated the camera until it matched my reference frame, but it was slightly off in the x and y, so I decided to run plate solving again, took about 20 minutes with numerous attempts. I disconnected all my gear, parked the scope, closed SGP, opened it up connected everything and tried it all over again and it’s been about 40 minutes now.
I do not have an auto rotator, and while plate solving the first time it was successful except for rotation. how can I setup sgp to let me know where to rotate the camera to manually?
can someone please explain to me what i’m doing wrong here? as everyone knows clear skies are precious and i’m wasting time plate solving… it’s now at 1000 spiral searches and i’ve already lost an hour of imaging. thinking about giving up this hobby…
any advice would be very much so appreciated.