Greetings. Today I experienced a problem with stellar solver trying to begin my astrophoto session with PPA. Yesterday and the day before yesterday, PPA worked fine. Today without changing anything, PPA refused to work properly and I didn't change anything. I usually do offline plate solving with the default Stellarsolver options. Default options didn't work so I try literally everything (default,small-largescale,online astrometry,high exposure time,high settle,everything - except local astrometry which gave me a EKOS crash the last time I tried to test it). I attach the logs and various photos to match the time with what Ekos was watching. Yesterday I managed to do PPA with fainter and fewer stars than today (attached photo). I can't really understand what happened today.
I agree, perhaps we can have an option that tries to solve once with using position and scale, if that doesn't work it can try again with just position, and if that doesn't work, it can do a totally blind solve.
I also was having problems with PPA and in general, plate solving.
I think I had a similar issue, that once you have an incorrect telescope alignment or reported position incorrect, the solver
has a search radius of 15 degrees. I tried to change the search radius and it didn't seem to change anything. There might be
a bug on this setting?
Perhaps autofallback to blind solving would help? Clearer indication of what to change in the UI for blind solves?
... when it was working, it was so so fast though!