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scopegal
Plate solving help!

Hello all!

As soon as I got my images uploaded into VPhot they were all marked as not being plate solved.  How do I use VPhot to fixt this problem?

I went back to Maxim DL that I used to take the images and checked with the Pinpoint application and it already had the RA and DEC noted there was nothing for me to "process". So I couldn't even click the button to do so.

Also I examined the FITS header and there is no line for coordinates so I don't know what is going on there....

And before anyone says use astrometry.net, check that website again, it has since been attacked by malware and spyware and is no longer usable.  I tried that before and it was a super awesome website but now this has happened.

What do I do?

MZK
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Plate-solve Headers?

Melanie:

You said.."Also I examined the FITS header and there is no line for coordinates so I don't know what is going on there...

Does this mean that your image fits headers do not contain any RA or Dec headers for the target? IOW, Maxim did not enter those headers?

VPhot needs those headers to plate-solve.

Is this a new problem or the first time you have uploaded images to vphot?

Ken

PS: Please share a few applicable images to me at MZK in VPhot.

scopegal
Correct, there is nothing in

Correct, there is nothing in Maxim, it did not add that info, but when I tried to use Pinpoint in Maxim it already showed the RA DEC for the image, so I don't know what happened there.

This is the first time that I have uploaded to VPhot and I have tried repeatedly over the last week to get the images in there with no success.

"Share images at MZK in VPhot" ???  How do I do that, what does MZK mean?

scopegal
Well no worries now guys. 

Well no worries now guys.  Astrometry.net's site is back up and I used that to plate solve the images so thanks for the help anyways

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