Many thanks in advance for taking time to read my this post. Basically I'm trying to do a beginner's level of astro imaging with ANSVR Plate Solve failing most of the time. I do not want to find and center the object in the finderscope. Following are the details of my setup:
1. Explore Scientific ED80 Carbon Fiber Apo triplet refractor
2. ZWO ASI 224MC color CMOS camera
3. SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro mount with EQMOD on Windows 10
4. Precise polar alignment with QHYCCD Polemaster
5. Stellarium or Cartes Du Ciel
6. Sharpcap 3.2 64 bit version (free)
7. ANSVR local server up and running with all the index files installed and configured
Some days 2 out of 10 times it might succeed in plate solving. Many days it will consistently fail to plate solve. I try to do plate solving through the "Plate solve and Sync" button in Sharpcap's "Scope Control" section on the bottom right of the Sharpcap screenshot. As you can see in the Sharpcap screenshot there are at least 50 to 100 stars visible and still it fails to plate solve. It will detect anywhere from 30 to several thousands of objects depending on my exposure time and gain level and will try to do plate solving for several several minutes and it fails ultimately. I tried numerous different exposure times between 5 seconds to 30 seconds and gain levels from 200 to 500 but still it fails majority of times.
In another screenshot you can see the settings of plate solving in Sharpcap. I learnt to do plate solving from online and not through any experienced astrophotographer. So I must be making several silly mistakes to make it working. Kindly help me in this regard as this has become a big blockage in my imaging session. I can provide more information as needed but please do not hesitate to ask for it.
Edited by nikulsuthar, 16 August 2019 - 11:34 PM.