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Quote:i'll bet that both ImageSolver/AnnotateImage and astrometry are both wrong due to lens distortions. or there could be a bug in the flickr interface. i've never seen such a discrepancy between the two.
HyperTuned CGEM and G11wG2 SV115T20, Meade SN-8, AT-66, and modified 20d. Nebulosity, SkyTools3, TSX, and Pixinsight.
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Quote: Quote:i'll bet that both ImageSolver/AnnotateImage and astrometry are both wrong due to lens distortions. or there could be a bug in the flickr interface. i've never seen such a discrepancy between the two. You may be right, but ImageSolve matched the scale expected from the camera/lens combination, but it was not a blind solver. I haven't a clue why astrometry got it's scale value. However, astrometry correctly identified the objects in the image.So far, I'm not sure that SGP is worth the effort, as I don't have an observatory. I may keep the free version for its scripting capability and forget its plate solving. Likely, I will give astrotortilla another shot after it matures more (and people like you work the bugs out and get a good handle on what parameters to use and when). Regards,Charlie B
Quote:imho it's of the greatest benefit if you don't have an observatory, cause you'd have to build a new model every time you set up.
Quote:i just had no end of problems with my G2 trying to model, plus having to build models on both sides of the meridian is tough for my location.
Quote:Better go check this Mitch. I downloaded onto the Mac, and then transferred to the PC. I have the "Interface" running on the PC. I didn't download any indexes though. I (sheer laziness here) wanted to download the indexes as a block, rather than as a single laborious exercise.Back soon.Gary
Quote:Hmmmm, all pointing to me having to roll the pier and PC (they are connected), down the driveway to where I can get internet, and do it like you say. The installer won't open on a Mac, just tried.
Before I do this. The index files, I read somewhere that if I image (and therefore want to solve) under about 1000mm I need files 4004 - 4019, is that correct? No sense in downloading any more than I need.
Thank you again.
Quote:Mitch,you are a legend, thank you. I have rolled it down the drive and am about to connect it up, hopefully.So, confirming, 4219 - 4205, correct? Yes, scopes below 1000mm, and (at this stage anyway) DSLR.I'll get started, but come back and check. Very much appreciated.Gary
Quote:OK, got it all loaded etc. It even did the CygWin bit, which threw me for a while.Tried a couple of solves with "Preview" images I happened to have from a recent BYE capture. No luck with them, but maybe that is just a setting thing, something I haven't "adjusted". Need to try a few more, and change a setting or three perhaps.Gary
Quote:I haven't tried this, but if you can compile the program, my guess is the index files won't matter where they're opened. They're not specific to a file system. Just extract them on windows and transfer it to a Mac.