I have downloaded SGP to evaluate. It won’t let me blind solve with ASTAP, instead insisting it uploads to astrometry.net instead. But if I give approximate RA/Dec and pixel scale etc. it will use ASTAP for a non-blind solve, ie. a normal Solve.
However, I can blind solve with ASTAP in APT fine (in seconds!) knowing just my scope focal length and camera pixel size with no approx RA/Dec needed, so why not in SGP? Or am I doing something wrong?
The main times I would be doing a blind solve is to sync the mount after focusing the scope when it’s pointing in an unknown direction. And I wouldn’t necessarily have internet access to send to astrometry.net.
I don’t believe you can configure SGP to use anything other than astrometry for blind solving at this time. However, you can always set up a local copy of ansvr to blind solve when you do not have a network connection available.
This would be the deal breaker for me. I only came to try SGP for autofocus, but if ASTAP solving isn’t implemented fully I might as well stick with APT where it is. I don’t want to take a big step backwards in solving ability and speed.