Re: New beta version of APCC Standard (1.9.1.0) and Pro (1.9.1.1)


Ray Gralak
 

Thanks, Linwood, for giving the beta a try! I'm glad the new APPM version solved the ASTAP problem.

-Ray

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Ray Gralak wrote:



APCC Pro - APPM - Add check box to ASTAP plate solve configuration to use FITS header for RA, Dec,
and image scale.



I had a bit of time waiting for dark so I ran the prior and beta through 2-3 points in a "run" from APPM (not just
the plate solve).



As best I can tell it worked perfectly. Here is the log in the old version:



0000390 2021-10-21 19:37:46.472: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, Solve() called.

0000391 2021-10-21 19:37:46.472: Error, ASTAP Plate Solve, Failed to get FITS dimensions
(NAXIS1/NAXIS2)

0000392 2021-10-21 19:37:46.472: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, StartSolve: application path: c:/program
files/astap/astap.exe

0000393 2021-10-21 19:37:46.472: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, StartSolve: arguments: -f
"C:\Users\ferguson\Documents\Astro-Physics\APPM\Image-APPM-2021-10-21-193634.txt-0002-RA_20.213-
DEC_-41.000.fit" -ra 20.1891585182137 -spd 48.9385895224573 -fov 0 -s 1000 -r 5

0000394 2021-10-21 19:37:46.488: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000395 2021-10-21 19:37:46.640: Info, State Machine, Entering State=PlateSolveWait

0000396 2021-10-21 19:37:46.702: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000397 2021-10-21 19:37:46.905: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000398 2021-10-21 19:37:47.109: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000399 2021-10-21 19:37:47.311: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000400 2021-10-21 19:37:47.514: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000401 2021-10-21 19:37:47.718: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP has exited.

0000402 2021-10-21 19:37:47.718: Info, ASTAP Results, Results Filename =
C:\Users\ferguson\Documents\Astro-Physics\APPM\Image-APPM-2021-10-21-193634.txt-0002-RA_20.213-
DEC_-41.000.ini

0000403 2021-10-21 19:37:47.719: Info, ASTAP Results, PLTSOLVD=T

0



Note the "-fov 0" which causes a couple of extra loops, and the "failed to get FITS dimensions".



In the new version:



0000531 2021-10-21 19:40:50.143: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, Init

0000532 2021-10-21 19:40:50.143: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, Solve() called.

0000533 2021-10-21 19:40:50.143: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, Image scale (arc-secs/pixel): X =
0.793280434129994, Y = 0.793280434129994

0000534 2021-10-21 19:40:50.143: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, NAXIS1/NAXIS2 (pixels) = 4784 / 3194, Image
dimensions X/Y (degrees) = 1.03062828266667 / 0.688090872666667

0000535 2021-10-21 19:40:50.143: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, StartSolve: application path: c:/program
files/astap/astap.exe

0000536 2021-10-21 19:40:50.143: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, StartSolve: arguments: -f
"C:\Users\ferguson\Documents\Astro-Physics\APPM\Image-APPM-2021-10-21-194002.txt-0001-RA_20.468-
DEC_26.570.fit" -ra 20.4524913831812 -spd 116.499133899902 -fov 0.688090872666667 -s 1000 -r 5

0000537 2021-10-21 19:40:50.160: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000538 2021-10-21 19:40:50.334: Info, State Machine, Entering State=PlateSolveWait

0000539 2021-10-21 19:40:50.365: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000540 2021-10-21 19:40:50.568: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP is still running.

0000541 2021-10-21 19:40:50.771: Info, ASTAP Plate Solve, ASTAP has exited.

0000542 2021-10-21 19:40:50.771: Info, ASTAP Results, Results Filename =
C:\Users\ferguson\Documents\Astro-Physics\APPM\Image-APPM-2021-10-21-194002.txt-0001-RA_20.468-
DEC_26.570.ini

0000543 2021-10-21 19:40:50.772: Info, ASTAP Results, PLTSOLVD=T



In this it has a calculated fov and no error. The solve time was fast in both cases, but did improve from 1.25s
to 0.62s.



I didn't have time to do a full model but let it run a couple points and all looked good.



Thank you.



Linwood



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