I recently started using NINA for image capture. So far I really like the functionality. Autofocus works great once dialed in and the mosaic planner is awesome! But platesolving seems to be falling short for me. I'm using M82 for my testing ground. After slewing and focusing I first tried to run ASTAP. No stars were found. Tried increasing my exposure time and nothing. So I tried using astrometry.net. This did find stars and it did get M82 close but only within 1 arcmin and it took forever due to having to upload an image every time to solve. Next I tried Platesolve2. This was pretty much the same accuracy as astrometry.net but was much faster. The problem still remained though, I can't actually get M82 centered. I dropped the pointer tolerance to .5 arcmin and it just continuously loops. Telescope is not within tolerance, re-slew, take exposure, platesolve, etc. I'm imaging at 1960mm @F7 with an ASI1600mm Pro so being that far off is not great for multi-night imaging.
Current settings are:
ASI1600mm @139 gain
.5 pointer tolerance
Platesolve2 with 5000 regions using APM catalog
Am I missing something? Has anyone gotten NINA to solve within .5 arcmin?
Thanks in advance. Clear skies.
Edited by Dovakun, 02 March 2021 - 06:39 AM.