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#1 Fukinagashi

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:02 AM

Hi all. Is there any free-to-use (also for commercial purposes) plate solver around?

I've being using PlateSolve2 until now but I cannot find any license and, as far as I know, if there isn't any license it means that I cannot use the software.

See

 

https://www.networkw...-a-license.html

 

for more information.



#2 S.Boerner

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:01 AM

I don't know where you got your copy of PlateSolve2 but it is available from PlaneWave Instruments in the download section (http://pw-ecommerce.com/software/).  It might be worth your time to drop them a note about the licensing on PlateSolve2:  https://planewave.co...hnical-support/

 

I believe Dave Rowe, PlateSolve2's author, works for PlaneWave.



#3 rgsalinger

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:04 AM

There is no license needed for Platesolve 2 as long as you are not reselling it in some form. It's been replaced by Platesolve 3 for use with Planewave telescopes and I've used PS2 for years.

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#4 Fukinagashi

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:55 AM

There is no license needed for Platesolve 2 as long as you are not reselling it in some form. It's been replaced by Platesolve 3 for use with Planewave telescopes and I've used PS2 for years.

Rgrds-Ross

It's not gonna being resold as is but integrated in a commercial application.

I think it should be like SGP, Voyager etc...


Edited by Fukinagashi, 19 June 2019 - 09:59 AM.


#5 Patrick Chevalley

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:54 PM

You can probably use ASTAP instead.

 

The command line is compatible with PlateSolve2 and it's license is GPL V3, so totally free also for commercial purpose.


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#6 Phil Cowell

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:32 PM

You can probably use ASTAP instead.

 

The command line is compatible with PlateSolve2 and it's license is GPL V3, so totally free also for commercial purpose.

Patrick,

  Thank you and your team for all your time, effort and excellent software. It’s very much appreciated.

All the best.

Phil



#7 Patrick Chevalley

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:44 AM

Thank you Phil.

 

But ASTAP is not mine, it's just I like to use it as a plate solver.

It is produced by Han Kleijn and plate solving is only a small part of it's functionality.

 

I must have include a link:

https://www.hnsky.or...htm#platesolve2


Edited by Patrick Chevalley, 20 June 2019 - 12:46 AM.


#8 Phil Cowell

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:47 PM

Thank you Phil.

 

But ASTAP is not mine, it's just I like to use it as a plate solver.

It is produced by Han Kleijn and plate solving is only a small part of it's functionality.

 

I must have include a link:

https://www.hnsky.or...htm#platesolve2

Understood, I was speaking about Cartes du Ciel. Thanks again.



#9 elmiko

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:07 PM

Astrotortilla, works great with Stellarium, eqmod, Nebulosity 4.

Mike



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 01:21 PM

Besides Astrometry.net and other software that uses it (ansvr, Astrotortilla, etc.),
here are some others to try:

 

http://www.astrosurf...13/doc31_us.htm

 

http://munipack.phys...astrometry.html

 

http://www.andreasro...gim/regim.xhtml  (see pp. 40-41 of the .pdf manual)

 

http://www.astromati.../software/scamp

 

https://lco.global/~....ascfit3.8.html

 

http://star-www.dur....htx/node32.html

 

https://www.astro.un...ference-catalog

 

 

The OP also might find something in this CN thread:

 

https://www.cloudyni...-astrometrynet/

 

--catalogman


Edited by catalogman, 22 June 2019 - 01:22 PM.

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