Problem With Nikon RAW Format


#1

I tried using just the Nikon RAW (NEF) format tonight with my D5100. When I tried my first Blind Solve it couldn’t locate the image. I checked the image location in the temp files and the image was all black. I tried numerous times with different exposure times but got the same result. I then changed to using FITS files and everything worked fine. I was going to check later if the NEF files would work (download) when running sequencies but the clouds rolled in.

Windows 8.1 with the latest version of SGP.

Tim


#2

My understanding is that the plate solvers only take fits files as an
input. It would not know what to do with a NEF. I also have a D5100 and
only use fits.

Moussa


#3

When I use a NEF file for reference, SGP converts it to FITS and then does a plate solve. I assume thats what it should do in the case of a blind solve after my first image. Otherwise, it makes no sense having NEF only as an option for Nikons.

I much prefer NEF files for processing. However, I can get around the problem by chosing NEF and FITS. Just thought the guys would want to know about this.

Tim


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