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TOPIC: OS X KStars offline astrometry issues should now be fixed.

OS X KStars offline astrometry issues should now be fixed. 5 days 12 hours ago #21487

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Oh I'm sorry, I was looking back over what I told you to do and I forgot one variable, PYTHONPATH. Can you try this one more time with this

First open a terminal window in OS X. Then type the following and hit enter:

export PATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/netpbm/bin:/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/opt/X11/bin

export PYTHONPATH=/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/python/bin

Then you need to try to plate solve an image. Then you will see the command that it tried down at the bottom of the Align Tab in Ekos. Based on your log, your last command that didn't work was this:

/Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/solve-field -O --no-plots --no-verify --resort --downsample 2 -L 124.493 -H 206.158 -u aw -3 91.1501 -4 90 -5 30 --config /Applications/kstars.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/astrometry.cfg -W /var/folders/jr/tcfsd52s5836dvkzvrk79bgw0000gp/T/solution.wcs /var/folders/jr/tcfsd52s5836dvkzvrk79bgw0000gp/T/fitsjKM950

Of course that exact command is now probably invalid because the image is gone now, but basically you should try to find that complete command verbatim and copy and paste it from the log, or drag it from the Ekos window into the terminal. Then hit enter and see what happens.

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OS X KStars offline astrometry issues should now be fixed. 5 days 21 minutes ago #21496

I took one of my pics and used that to test this. It works but it takes a LONG time to resolve. I'll play with the command line options to see if I can speed it up and then will use that in Ekos.

The question remains how to instruct Ekos to use this PYTHONPATH?

EDIT: I timed resolving that picture at it takes 11 minutes :ohmy:

EDIT2: I managed to bring it down to under a minute B)

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OS X KStars offline astrometry issues should now be fixed. 4 days 21 hours ago #21498

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Ok good, Yes, you need to make sure you have the right index files and then play with the options. Ekos already uses that PythonPath. The two export commands that I told you to do are the ones I already tell the solver to use in Ekos. The only reason I told you to do it in the terminal was so that we could see more details in the output. Sorry I forgot to tell you to do the second export command in my first post. But if it worked in the terminal then your installation of KStars should work just fine for plate solving, there is no problem. Just play with the index files and the options.

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