I’ve just purchased my licence for the Framing & Mosiac Wizard. Most of my images will probably be single frames. I used it on the Propeller Nebula the other night. I applied one of my equipment profiles to my new sequence and then fetched the DBW-111 image. I then drew the rectangle around what I wanted to frame. Then I created the sequence and saved it until the night time. After getting my initial guiding going thru PHD2, I then turned the guiding off to do a “Center Now” routine in the Target Setup window. (The fields were properly populated). After selecting “Center Now”, I heard my ATIK 383L taking a shot. The image was in behind a couple of windows in the foreground but I could see it was way over exposed. It was darker at the bottom and progressed rapidly to the point where it was a wash-out. So no wonder the Plate Solve failed. If I am doing this all corectly to this point, how can I remedy the situation of my camera taking a half decent shot for plate solving?
My other thought is: Should I even be using Center Now if I am not using more than one frame for my image?