Re: Question about ASTAP plate solve

Dale Ghent

ASTAP outputs WCS formatted FITS keywords, either as a separate file or added to the FITS header of the image that was solved. ASTAP is not ASCOM capable itself so it cannot talk to a mount directly and issue a sync of solved coordinates; it requires an intermediate program to take its output and do that (such as NINA, SGPro, and APT). It does have a compatibility mode that emulates PlateSolve2’s command line so that it can serve as a drop-in replacement for applications that know how to run PlateSolve2 but not ASTAP explicitly.


On Sep 24, 2020, at 18:43, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via <chris1011@...> wrote:

Does anyone know what format ASTAP uses to signify the RA/Dec position of your solved image? Can it send the RA/Dec to the mount via ASCOM format if it is queried by the mount?


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