AstroTortilla - how does it work?
Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:48 PM
I have done this a number of times. Once you have Astrotortilla and CYGWIN installed and operating on a computer, all you need is to install Astrotortilla itself and then copy the rest rather than waste time an bandwidth downloading it...
Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:30 AM
simplexy returns a huge number of sources. When I raise sigma, the number of sources first goes down, then goes up again.
I understand that there should only be 20-80 objects. I am currently using my lowly Meade DSI guide camera (images are small, meaning solving should be faster) but even with this (noisy) camera I get hundreds of sources..
Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:16 AM
Also, There is a parameter "Downscaling", try increasing this in steps of 2. this will help reduce the number of objects.
When the number of objects is higher than 100, AstroTortilla becomes swamped with data and will take hours to reach a solution so you must get the number of objects found by simplexy to a manageable level...
Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:21 PM
Later, I slew to another target and it was out of FoV. I just repeat the previous process: get a shot and tried to use AT to solve and sync. However, this time it was solved but never seemed to sync. The message at the bottom reported that it was solved in 12 sec, but the button under "Sync" still shows "Abort..." . And there was no additional alignment star added into EQmod list. AT seemed to be hanged and I have to killed with Task Manager.
So did I do something wrong? Shouldn't I input more star for GOTO alignment with AT?
Thanks for the help!
Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:25 AM