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Plate solve/reframing object from previous night?

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#1 spacemunkee

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 10:40 AM

Read some things a while back about it, but not really finding now what I believe I had read. I believe Nina can do this, but just reading up on and possibly moving over to it in the future.

At present I'm just using Sharpcap/Astro Tortilla/CDC with Eqmod/ascom of course.

Is there a way to load a frame from previous night into whatever(other program possibly?) and solve to get back spot on instead of looking at my saved frame and eyeballing my live view close enough.

I know this framing question has been asked a million times, but not really finding my answer upon browsing over several postings having to do with it.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 10:44 AM

Yes, you can plate solve any image you take or find anywhere and it'll return the coordinates for the center of the image.  You can feed these to the program and point your scope at that precise spot.  Most plate-solvers also allow you to feed it the image directly, which it will then solve and move your scope to it.


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#3 spacemunkee

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 10:48 AM

Yes, you can plate solve any image you take or find anywhere and it'll return the coordinates for the center of the image. You can feed these to the program and point your scope at that precise spot. Most plate-solvers also allow you to feed it the image directly, which it will then solve and move your scope to it.


Ok, so it's just a matter of going directly into Astro Tortilla and doing the necessary things there? I just always solve through Sharpcap tool.

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 11:05 AM



Have a look at ASTAP
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Posted 08 March 2021 - 11:14 AM

Have a look at ASTAP

Looks like what I need. Thanks! Case closed! laugh.gif




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