I’ve recently been having some difficulties with plate solving - two differnet issues:
My normal workflow was after starting up the mount etc, slew to the object to be imaged using Astroplanner, take a frame and focus image using SGP, blind solve using Astrometry.net (local version). I believe this used to sync the mount to the correct position and I would then re-slew using Astroplanner to place the object on the sensor, followed by “Center Here” to frame the object. This workflow used to work fine for many months. Last night I tried this however I think the sync is no longer occuring so I can’t place the object on the sensor to use Center Here.
The second issue I’m having is with Elbrus. If I open a previous image in SGP it will happily plate solve with Elbrus however if I take a frame and focus image I get all sorts of errors and Elbrus gives up. Astrometry.net works fine however the sync no longer seems to occur.
Any ideas of what I need to do to sort this out?
I’ve tried to upload the SGP logfile but can’t figure that out either!