I'm having issues getting reliable plate solving with ASTAP in SharpCap. My FOV is roughly 0.5 x 0.4 degrees (C8 reduced to f/3 with a Meade f/3.3 reducer). I get very reliable but slowish platesolving with All Sky Plate solver in sharpcap, finding hundreds of objects (depending on the chosen sigma value). However I am greedy and wanted to get the faster results that the ASTAP folks boast about.
I tried switching and I DO find ASTAP to be vastly faster -- when it works! However I only have roughly 50% success on (non-blind) plate solves (e.g. Solve and Sync) vs. essentially 100% success with All Sky (which uses astronomy.net) in SharpCap. Looking at the logs, it looks like ASTAP is not finding nearly as many stars vs. All Sky, which may be part of the issue. Also, somewhat concerningly, I have seen a few "false positive" solves where I get solutions that I KNOW are incorrect in ASTAP (e.g. reports FOV off by 2x). I am using the H18 star database.
Any other folks encountering this issue? Suggestions?