I was wandering if there is a way to easily match the camera rotation with a desired one, or to a previous imaging session. Something similar to the polar assistant, in which I would load a previous image or set a framing, plate solve and align the actual image, and then in live view ekos would tell me how much I have to rotate the camera to match with the desired framing.
I found out that I may use the rotator in capture module to superimpose the desired fov with the actual fov. Would load and slew show the two fovs as well, with the actual one updating if a start a preview loop, and the loaded one fixed? I have to try.
Jasem, I made few trial with the simulators and Load&Slew but no success. Probably I was not clear with my request.
First of all, I have NO automatic rotator, so I need to match the angle by hand, with the help of ekos.
Load&Slew correctly center the FOV (but not the rotation of course). What I see in kstars atlas are two FOVs, CCD Simulator FOV and Solver FOV. The latter is pinned to the solved position and rotation, the former has the same size and rotation but it's always at the center of the screen. Probably I'm missing the purpose of the two FOVs....however it seems that the rotation of the loaded file is not reported anywhere.
Rotator in Capture module is disabled if not automatic rotator is connected, so no help also from here.
What I would like to do is:
1 - Load a FITS file, solve it and show it onto kstars atlas
2 - Slew to solved target and show actual camera FOV on kstars atlas as well
3 - Since the two FOVs will usually be aligned but with different rotation, I would like to have an interactive assistant that continuously acquires and solves images, updating the rotation of the camera FOV, so that I can manually align it with the one originally loaded from the FITS file.