I can go to discord but it's so much easier in a real forum if someone knows....
Can someone explain how you are supposed to use NINA's framing wizard and plate solving together?
I can make it work, but it seems ... awkward.
Here's what I would do:
1) Go to sky atlas (or stellarium) and select an object, let's say M8
2) Set for framing assistant -- it moves the RA/DEC there. Good so far. And in Framing wizard I can slew to the location (or from Atlas).
BUT... that's a blind slew, and especially early in the evening it's not right and needs a plate solve, plus I almost always want to consider a different (manual) camera rotation.
So I need an image. Can't take one here, I think.
3) Off to imaging, and take a snapshot. Remember to click the save button.
4) BACK to framing assistant, change to File, plate solve and the image appears annotated (fairly nicely). Let's assume it finds where I am but I'm significantly off.
I need to sync the scope and slew back and try again. If I just pushed this into the Sequence and set the options it would sync and slew until it was aligned.
But if I do that, there's no option to frame, e.g. change rotation based on what I see, reframe slightly (e.g. if I slew to M8 I might want to move a bit to the side to get Triffid).
I can just move the framing frame and slew (which is not doing a sync I think?) and then back to imaging, then back to framing, load the saved image, plate solve... very tedious, when I know the sequence engine can do all that automagically.
Am I missing something?
this is really easy if I trust the framing and just feed in a RA/DEC or an object. The sequence program does a great job of locating the object, repeatedly taking images, plate solving, and repeating until it is right.
But if I want to participate -- check actual rotation, reframe slightly. Not so much.
The best I've been able to do is just do the sequence, leave it as 1 shot at 1 second, and later ignore those light frames. Once I'm happy I reset the sequence.
Is there a better way? I want to just say "Find M8" and have it do all the plate solving and center in framing wizard, and I can fine tune from there. All the features are there, I feel like I'm just missing a button somewhere to hit.