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Plate Solving

The Plate Solving tab contains configuration options for each supported plate solver. N.I.N.A. currently supports Astrometry.Net, a Local version of astrometry, Platesolve2, ASPS and ASTAP.

For usage of the Plate Solver refer to Advanced Topics: Plate Solving

The platesolving options tab

Plate Solving#

Plate Solver#

  • This drop down menu selects the primary platesolver to use

    ASTAP is recommended

Blind Solver#

  • This drop down menu selects the blind solver that is used for initial solves and or backup solving

    The blind solver will be used in the framing assistant and normal platesolving should the primary solver fail.

Exposure Time#

  • The default exposure time for plate solving frames

Filter#

  • The default filter to be used for platesolving

Binning#

  • The default binning to be used for platesolving

Gain#

  • The default binning to be used for platesolving

    If empty the current camera Gain will be used

Pointing Tolerance#

  • The threshold of acceptable error for re-centering in arcminutes

Rotation Tolerance#

  • The threshold of acceptable error in the rotation axis in degrees

Number of Attempts#

  • Defines the number of attempts for platesolving

    The value of 1 will not reattempt on a completely failed plate solve

Delay between attempts#

  • The delay between plate solving reattempts in minutes, when number of attempts are greater than 1

Plate Solver Settings#

Plate Solver Settings Selection#

  • This menu displays the currently supported platesolvers in N.I.N.A.
  • Clicking on each entry will display the corresponding solvers' settings to the right (10)

Platesolver Settings#

  • Each solver except Astrometry.net will require its install directory to be specified here