I took an image to solve last night at 500mm on my d7200 and it solved no issue. I changed my settings, added a 2x teleconverter to my setup and took a photo but the Solver couldn't solve it. I uploaded it to Astrometry.net and tried to solve and it came back solved against a index file I have. My FOV was 83.2 x 55.5 arcmin and I was pointed near M101. I have attached the JPG. Help?
was the FOV in align updated? it sets the lower and upper limit of the FOV range so if it is not updated with your change then it might cause the offline astrometry.net to fail. What FOV was reported by the online solver?
This is what the online solver said -- 83.2 x 55.5 arcmin. I just plugged those numbers in and got it to solve properly. I'll have to check what it puts in there when I connect my camera and stuff. Thanks!
If you use a 2x teleconverter then you need to specify a focal length of 1000 mm for your telescope, not 500 mm. That needs to be done in your Ekos profile. Not sure if that's what you meant with " I changed my settings".
Wouter van Reeven
ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
So it turns out that the update to the focal length and aperture didn't update the FOV in the align module even though the option to auto update was on. It was coming up with a 55 x 38 or so value for my crop nikon camera with a 1000mm focal length and the correct value is 83.2 x 55.5. Submitting the image to astrometry.net gave the correct FOV and once it was entered and the scope was slewed to the right position it solved the image. I can't test the solve and slew at the moment as its daylight but my image from last night solves fine and does so pretty quickly. Not sure if this is a bug or not.
If it is a 2x teleconverter then your focal length is 1000mm, do not apply a crop sensor fudge factor. Just because the sensor is smaller doesn't change the focal length of the optics. Note, when you set the focal length in the mount tab it will not apply unless you click save. Or create a configuration preset for the teleconverter focal setup.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
Waveshare Stepper Motor Board - DIY Focuser
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.