Plate solving with SkyX

Which free software is best to use for solving? I have SkyX with camera add on, but since the camera is connected to sgp I can’t use that any more.

The best is debatable because some have success with one thing, others have success with another thing. Here’s what I would suggest: use Elbrus as your main solver and a local instance of as your “failover”.

Install Elbrus using the Elbrus Installer available on the mainsequencesoftware website:

And here’s the instructions/download for local solver


If you do not have a web connection there is a local version of that works well in SGP too. It is fast too. I have this as a fallover for Pinpoint 6.


Can you expand on this?

Or to be more specific, I was under the impression that Pinpoint will only fail-over to the on-line version of

Is the fail-over to a local install of managed by SGP even though Pinpoint wants to fail-over to the web?

Thanks and regards,

Yes, if you look at the link, Andy provides an installer and full instructions on how to get SGP to use this local installation as a fail safe. I deliberately put in an incorrect scale, something that PinPoint hates, and after a moment, the local server got the answer right.

I think Pinpoint as a separate application will only fall over to the internet version, but SGP is smarter :slight_smile:

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