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Old 11-09-2017, 06:54 PM
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I have limited experience with AT but have to ask why is it lookingg for a camera rathe than a file image?
Have you downloaded ASPS?
Worth trialing......
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:16 PM
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it did not remove Cygwin, I deleted it manually. I also tried installing the latest Cygwin for x64 but AT didn`t recognize it.

I did try different versions of AT but they all seem to be accompanied by the same x86 Cygwin version, which includes the Atrometry.net link.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:26 PM
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and now I tried All Sky Plate Solver

BOOM, solved in 17.8sec

Thanks so much for the tip and thanks for all your time trying to work this out.

Now I just need to figure out how to get ASPS to sync my mount via ASCOM. You don`t happen to know how?
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:42 PM
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HI Ken,

I downloaded the resized jpg you posted up here and fed it into AT with Settings as per screenshot below.

It prompts the same error message (i had to kill the process in the end):

2017-09-11 20:33:26,371 - astrotortilla - INFO - Connecting to camera...
2017-09-11 20:33:26,372 - astrotortilla - INFO - Exposing: 80.00 seconds
2017-09-11 20:33:28,313 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading image from camera
2017-09-11 20:33:28,316 - astrotortilla - INFO - Solving...
2017-09-11 20:33:28,420 - astrotortilla - INFO - 0 [main] bash 8036 find_fast_cwd: WARNING: Couldn't compute FAST_CWD pointer. Please report this problem to

2017-09-11 20:33:28,526 - astrotortilla - INFO - the public mailing list cygwin@cygwin.com

2017-09-11 20:33:28,829 - astrotortilla - INFO - Reading input file 1 of 4: "-"...

2017-09-11 20:38:29,773 - astrotortilla - INFO - pnmfile: Error reading magic number from Netpbm image stream. Most often, this means your input file is empty.

2017-09-11 20:38:29,776 - astrotortilla - INFO - No solution in 301.5s
In your custom options take out the -H 2.0 - L 0.9 -r
They override the Scale min, Scale max and Search radius settings. PLus you left a sapce between the - and L which the program interprets as files called "-" and "F". Also, as there is nothing following the -r it possibly treats that as the fourth file name.
Put something sensible into Search radius field - say 10 (degrees)

Edit: Also be a bit more generous with your Scale min and Scale max. Make them, say 1 and 3 respectively

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:46 PM
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Going back to the first error/warning, Google search for "Couldn't compute FAST_CWD pointer" shows that this is likely issue with cygwin that needs updating.

When you uninstalled/reinstalled AT, did it also remove/reinstall Cygwin or only AT?
That message is pretty normal. Something to do with the CPU type I believe.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:47 PM
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I have limited experience with AT but have to ask why is it lookingg for a camera rathe than a file image?
Have you downloaded ASPS?
Worth trialing......
The File Input option is treated as a camera type.
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I have limited experience with AT but have to ask why is it lookingg for a camera rathe than a file image?
Have you downloaded ASPS?
Worth trialing......
It does have a nicer interface for file solving. With AT I connect to the EQMOD simulator mount so I can slew to near the target before solving but its a faff.

If you want to install ASPS, AT and SGP then with a bit of trickery you can get them all to use the same Cygwin installation including the solving code and, importantly, the index files to save many Gb of disc. Let me know if interested and I can write up some instructions.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:11 PM
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Hi Ken,

now I am finally getting somewhere with AT. It is solving now YEAH!!! Thanks a lot for your help!

So far unsuccessful though. I am tweaking the parameters now.

Currently I use Backyard EOS but SGP looks interesting.

I tried the sync and slew function in ASPS but it sent weird commands to the mount and I think it didn`t like me running Stellarium and StellariumScope at the same time. Because Stellarium did not accept goto commands after I used ASPS on it.

How do you integrate the lot?
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:51 PM
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IT WORKS, IT WORKS, IT WORKS

AT successfully solved the ED Tarantula image (as is), sync`ed the mount and re-centered. Cannot wait to test it under the stars.

I`d love to buy you guys a drink When you`re coming to Auckland, let me know and I meet you in the best pub in town - my shout.

Clear Skies!
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Max,
Glad to hear that.
All's well that ends well.......
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