Offline Plate solve not working

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Offline Plate solve not working was created by ezwheels

I can not get offline plate solving to work any longer. I had it working great in the past but it now longer works for me. Neither does polar alignment. I am using KSTARS 3.0.0 for OSX. Hopefully I have done something simple to the settings and I can get back up and running. This is a simulated profile that I am testing indoors, but the failure looks the same to me based on the alignment module tab.

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Replied by knro on topic Offline Plate solve not working

Are you using load & slew with this? I see the file name as califneb12:6:18.fits? Maybe the colons ":" in the filename are causing issues. Just a guess at this point.
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Replied by ezwheels on topic Offline Plate solve not working

Yes, I am using load and slew. Same as I always did in the past. Plate solve seemed to work great in 2.9.8 and I can not recall if other similarly named files were used. I will try and change the name and see if it that makes a difference. Thanks!
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Replied by ezwheels on topic Offline Plate solve not working

I tried different files with more a standard naming convention and nothing seems to work. This is very disappointing.

Perhaps I have some of the settings wrong for the camera and the scope?
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Replied by wvreeven on topic Offline Plate solve not working

The offline solver uses the configuration file "/Applications/kstars 3.0.0.app/Contents/MacOS/astrometry/bin/astrometry.cfg". Are you sure the "add_path" option is pointing to the correct directory with the astrometry index FITS files?

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Replied by ezwheels on topic Offline Plate solve not working

Yep I have the astrometry.cfg file in the correct location. The index files are correctly pointed to in that tab. Where would I find the "add_path" option?
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Replied by wvreeven on topic Offline Plate solve not working

"add_path" is part of the astrometry.cfg file. But if the index files show up in the tab then the setting is correct. It was worth a try.

The log file you posted doesn't show debug log lines for plate solving. Please enable debug logging for plate solving (see Jasem's signature), try again and post the logs here.
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Replied by ezwheels on topic Offline Plate solve not working

What other options should I check off? Here is a screen shot of the Logging tab:




Here is a screen shot of the EKOS interface during this test:


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EFW7 36mm unmounted AD Filters
QHY OAG
ASI 290mm Mini
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Kstars/EKOS 3.0.0
OSX10.12.6
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Replied by wvreeven on topic Offline Plate solve not working

Nope, that should be all. I see you have the --resort option checked. In the Alignment tab (bottom picture) click the Options tab (to the lower right just above your mouse cursor) and select the Solver Options tab. Then disable the --resort option and see if that helps.



If not, simply copy the command line (third line from above in the output of the solver in the bottom image. It starts with /Applications/kstars 3.0.0.app) and paste it in a terminal and hit enter. You may need to put \ characters in front of all spaces between "kstars" and "3.0.0" in two places in the command (the solve-field and astrometry.cfg parts) and see what happens.

Come to think of it, perhaps the fact that the application is in "/Applications/kstars 3.0.0.app" (with a space in the name) may be the problem. Can you try to move it to "/Applications/kstars_3.0.0.app" (i.e. replace the space character with an underscore) and see if that helps?


HTH, Wouter
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Replied by ezwheels on topic Offline Plate solve not working

You are a genius! Originally I renamed the Application in the folder to differentiate from Kstars 2.9.8 while I was migrating to the newer version. After adding the underscore in the app name it seems to be working. I just did a sim test of a file and went through the process as if it was working.

Thank you so much and I hope to test it out tonight under the real stars.

Best!
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Replied by wvreeven on topic Offline Plate solve not working

Great, I am glad that's sorted out :)
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Replied by ezwheels on topic Offline Plate solve not working

I just wanted to follow-up on this item. I have been able to test it out under the stars tonight and everything is working perfect. 20-30 secs from roughly Park 3 to plate solved! I love this feature! Now I just need to get a rotator.
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ASI 1600mmPro
EFW7 36mm unmounted AD Filters
QHY OAG
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2011 MacBook Pro
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