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Object name is Unknown in FITS header

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When I slew to a named object for imaging the object name gets included in the FITS header.
I was not happy with the framing so I decided to reposition it slightly.
I found that the image name was recorded as UNKNOWN.
The same thing happened the next night when I loaded and slewed, to get the same framing.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get the correct name in the FITS header when capturing the images?

Paul
Losmandy G11 with Gemini 2 controller
QSI 583/683 monochrome cameras with filter wheel
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9 months 1 week ago #80809

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This makes sense, it's moved from the central object position it turns to unknown by KStars. Perhaps you can set it manually.
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Jasem,

I agree it makes sense, but how do you set it manually?

Paul
Losmandy G11 with Gemini 2 controller
QSI 583/683 monochrome cameras with filter wheel
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 guide camera
Microtouch Focuser controlled using Arduino UNO emulating Feathertouch controller
Raspberry Pi 2GB with Raspberry Pi OS 64bit Bullseye
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In Ekos, above sequence queue there is an icon you click to set such values. Or Directly in INDI Control Panel --> Options
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Jasem Mutlaq post=80843 userid=1In Ekos, above sequence queue there is an icon you click to set such values. Or Directly in INDI Control Panel --> Options

Jasem,

I am unable to find the icon you mentioned in click above the sequence queue. The nearest thing I can see is where you set the observer.

Setting from the INDI Control Panel seems impractical as I would not be able to set it for multiple objects.

Paul
Losmandy G11 with Gemini 2 controller
QSI 583/683 monochrome cameras with filter wheel
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 guide camera
Microtouch Focuser controlled using Arduino UNO emulating Feathertouch controller
Raspberry Pi 2GB with Raspberry Pi OS 64bit Bullseye
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I have a similar problem. The object is selected in KStars, the Target field is filled automaticaly with the name of the selected object, but in FITS-file the OBJECT header is Unknown. This behavior begun after compiling and installing newer version of KStars (3.5.8 Stable)
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Use scheduler tab where you fill "Target" field that is then put into OBJECT FITS header.
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Before update it worked on CCD-tab. Using sequence on this tab is more comfortable for me.
6 months 2 weeks ago #82957

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I just pushed a fix for this, should be in v3.5.9
Jasem Mutlaq
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Thank You very much!
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Now that this has been addressed can someone suggest a Mac or Unix program that can bulk edit the existing FITS header to add an object name.

Paul
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QSI 583/683 monochrome cameras with filter wheel
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 guide camera
Microtouch Focuser controlled using Arduino UNO emulating Feathertouch controller
Raspberry Pi 2GB with Raspberry Pi OS 64bit Bullseye
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I use ASTAP
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