Re: Playe solve always failing with APPM
This has started a while ago. I am no longer able to plate solve with APPM.There are additional steps required and separate settings in SkyX for plate solving images for external applications versus using SkyX. Please take a look at the APPM help to make sure you have followed all of the steps. Among those things:
1) Ensure SkyX is connected to the AP V2 ASCOM driver.
2) If you are not using SkyX's camera to take the image, then setup and connect SkyX to its Camera Simulator.
3) Ensure that the "Automated Image Link" settings, especially image scale, matches the scope's image scale, as explained in the help.
Here is an online link to the same information as in the help file (scroll down to the section for SkyX):
Also, some of the earlier builds of SkyX had some problems plate solving with external applications, so make sure you have updated to the latest daily build of SkyX.
If none of this helps, then you will need to provide some information, including information about your setup (camera, telescope, image scale), APPM logs, SkyX version, and a few sample images that failed to solve. Also which SkyX camera database you are
using. If you are using a long-focal length telescope then you may need an extended database, like the SkyX Pro database add on: