han.k wrote: First feedback Windows version:
1) This new version has problems to solve H-alpha long exposurse of 200 sec. (I think the previous version also) E.g this image. No solution after 500 seconds:
Maybe it is matter of settings. Selecting 11000 objects! Filtering keep 500 stars doesn't work. Filtering Cut dim doesn't work.
Solving short exposures works.
2) Selecting external extractor without having one doesn't give warning.
3) Aborting process is problematic. Takes long time
rlancaste wrote: One more question Han.
Is there a version of ASTAP released somewhere so that I can try implementing INT SEP EXT ASTAP?
Deneb_α_Cyg_200s_20191130_175725.fits -- Couldn't open either. I did open and save as fits and jpeg in PixInsight but couldn't open the resulting files in SexySolverTester 1.2 (really strange since everything from my files loaded) M13 dec min 30 degrees.fit -- FastSolving aborted. I don't have an explanation, but a smaller FOV of M13 from my files solved in 0.552s m42_20180918_055007_0_ixdaex_l_cal.fit -- solved in 6.15s NGC_2359_Light_L_900_secs_2020-01-29T23-05-32_007 location removed.fits -- solved in 1.243s Apogee F16M IC443_444-010-R solved.fit -- solved in 8.92s IC1318_200s_20191130_183555.fits -- solved in 0.821s
han.k wrote: I tested the new version 1.2. I tried only the internal extractor and solver using the default settings. Here are six problem files:
It can't solve three files. Two take too long and one file can't be opened.
Sometimes the program crashes after problem file. Didn't investigate further.
Aborting the internal solver takes too long for impatient users.
han.k wrote: I know it is only a test program but for the record:
The command line to solve using ASTAP is not correct:
Command: C:/astap.fpc/astap.exe -o C:/Users/h/AppData/Local/Temp/externalSextractorSolver_12197.ini -speed auto -f C:/Users/h/AppData/Local/Temp/externalSextractorSolver_12197.fits -wcs -fov 1.7478 -ra 19.9789 -spd 110.525 -r 15
The fov is always forced at 1.7478 degrees. Better is to remove -fov parameter for FITS files and to set it to auto for jpeg/png files by: -fov 0 It would also be nice to allow setting the search radius which is now fixed at 15 degrees by -r 15