PCC Issue

JRP

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Feb 16, 2021
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PCC is giving me an error that I have never had before I I can't figure out why. This is link to the file -M63 . My focal length is 925, pixel size is 4.63 and target is M63.

Any ideas or suggestions

Thanks


Here is the log info -


Reading 1 image(s):

C:/NINA/Sunflower Galaxy/2021-04-16/LIGHT/m63.xisf

Loading image: w=4144 h=2822 n=3 RGB Float32

ICC profile extracted: 'sRGB IEC61966-2.1', 3024 bytes.

445 FITS keyword(s) extracted.



PhotometricColorCalibration: Processing view: m63

Writing swap files...

1773.464 MiB/s



run -x -p="metadata_focal,925" -p="metadata_useFocal,true" -p="metadata_xpixsz,4.63" -p="metadata_ra,195.822639513012" -p="metadata_dec,40.39425781249998" -p="metadata_epoch,2459320.606694537" -p="solver_vizierServer,http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/" -p="solver_catalog,GaiaDR2" -p="solver_catalogMode,2" -p="solver_magnitude,12" -p="solver_autoMagnitude,true" -p="solver_sensitivity,-1" -p="solver_noiseLayers,0" -p="solver_alignAlgorithm,0" -p="solver_distortionCorrection,false" -p="solver_distortedCorners,false" -p="solver_splineSmoothing,0.015" -p="solver_enableSimplifier,true" -p="solver_simplifierTolerance,0.25" -p="solver_simplifierRejectFraction,0.1" -p="solver_projection,0" -p="solver_showStars,false" -p="solver_showSimplifiedSurfaces,false" -p="solver_showDistortion,false" -p="solver_generateErrorImg,false" -p="solver_generateDistortModel,false" -p="solver_useDistortionModel,false" -p="solver_onlyOptimize,false" -p="solver_outSuffix," -p="solver_projectionOriginMode,0" -p="solver_useActive,false" -p="solver_files,C:/Users/JohnP/AppData/Local/Temp/PCC_T_K4VFM2O91KWV.xisf" -p="non_interactive,true" -p="isGlobalTarget,true" -p="isViewTarget,false" "C:/Program Files/PixInsight/src/scripts/AdP/ImageSolver.js"



Processing script file: C:/Program Files/PixInsight/src/scripts/AdP/ImageSolver.js



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Processing image C:/Users/JohnP/AppData/Local/Temp/PCC_T_K4VFM2O91KWV.xisf



Reading image:

C:/Users/JohnP/AppData/Local/Temp/PCC_T_K4VFM2O91KWV.xisf

Loading image: w=4144 h=2822 n=3 RGB UInt16

445 FITS keyword(s) extracted.



Installing Gaia EDR3 database files...



This database file contains encoded data for point sources extracted from the Gaia EDR3 catalog, including positions, proper motions, parallaxes and photometric data, as well as data availability and quality flags.



Copyright (c) 2020 Pleiades Astrophoto. All Rights Reserved



This work has made use of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/gaia), processed by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/dpac/consortium). Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement.



* Gaia Collaboration et al. (2016b): The Gaia mission (provides a description of the Gaia mission including spacecraft, instruments, survey and measurement principles, and operations)



* Gaia Collaboration et al. (2020b): Gaia EDR3: Summary of the contents and survey properties.



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-01.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... -2.00 -> 16.59

Total sources ....... 119639960

Total index nodes ... 333807 (15.280 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-02.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 16.59 -> 17.61

Total sources ....... 118613382

Total index nodes ... 330521 (15.130 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-03.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 17.61 -> 18.24

Total sources ....... 119055426

Total index nodes ... 331452 (15.173 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-04.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 18.24 -> 18.69

Total sources ....... 118144617

Total index nodes ... 330668 (15.137 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-05.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 18.69 -> 19.04

Total sources ....... 119154065

Total index nodes ... 335980 (15.380 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-06.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 19.04 -> 19.33

Total sources ....... 119019046

Total index nodes ... 338422 (15.492 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-07.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 19.33 -> 19.58

Total sources ....... 118028539

Total index nodes ... 336635 (15.410 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-08.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 19.58 -> 19.80

Total sources ....... 116222100

Total index nodes ... 328977 (15.059 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-09.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 19.80 -> 20.00

Total sources ....... 115822117

Total index nodes ... 325002 (14.877 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-10.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 20.00 -> 20.19

Total sources ....... 118606652

Total index nodes ... 333273 (15.256 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-11.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 20.19 -> 20.36

Total sources ....... 113405143

Total index nodes ... 319001 (14.603 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-12.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 20.36 -> 20.52

Total sources ....... 113118606

Total index nodes ... 319022 (14.604 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-13.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 20.52 -> 20.68

Total sources ....... 117702965

Total index nodes ... 333562 (15.269 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-14.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 20.68 -> 20.84

Total sources ....... 116427073

Total index nodes ... 329232 (15.071 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-15.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 20.84 -> 21.05

Total sources ....... 118963235

Total index nodes ... 336716 (15.414 MiB)



C:/PI Star Catalog/gedr3-1.0.0-16.xpsd

Database version .... GaiaEDR3 1.0.0

Magnitude range ..... 21.05 -> 25.59

Total sources ....... 44331506

Total index nodes ... 125331 (5.737 MiB)





Searching for optimal magnitude limit...

Iteration 1: m=14.06, 148 sources found.

Iteration 2: m=15.47, 294 sources found.

Iteration 3: m=17.01, 635 sources found.

Iteration 4: m=18.71, 1303 sources found.

Iteration 5: m=20.59, 2964 sources found.

Iteration 6: m=22.64, 3459 sources found.

Iteration 7: m=24.91, 3459 sources found.

Iteration 8: m=27.40, 3459 sources found.

* Using an automatically calculated limit magnitude of 27.40.

* Using the automatically selected GaiaEDR3_XPSD catalog.

Seed parameters for plate solving:

Center coordinates: RA = 13 03 17.433, Dec = +40 23 39.33

Resolution: 1.032 as/px

Starting StarAlignment iteration

Executing Gaia EDR3 search command...

10015 sources found.

Catalog Gaia EDR3 (XPSD): 10015 objects.

* Using the triangle similarity star matching algorithm.

C:/Users/JohnP/AppData/Local/Temp/stars.csv:

Scanning star data: done

3211 stars.

PCC_T_K4VFM2O91KWV:

Structure map: done

Detecting stars: done

1377 stars found.

* Reference image: Limiting to 2000 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

214 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #2

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 2000 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

339 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #3

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 250 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 250 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

58 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #4

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 250 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 250 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

77 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #5

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 125 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 125 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

33 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #6

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 125 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 125 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

35 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #7

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 60 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 60 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

21 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #8

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 60 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 60 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

20 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #9

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 30 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 30 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

15 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #10

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 30 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 30 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

12 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #11

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 15 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 15 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

*** 0 star pair matches found - need at least six matched stars.

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #12

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 15 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 15 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

*** 0 star pair matches found - need at least six matched stars.

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #13

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 8 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 8 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

*** 0 star pair matches found - need at least six matched stars.

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #14

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 8 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 8 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

*** 0 star pair matches found - need at least six matched stars.

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #15

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 500 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 500 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

93 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #16

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 500 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 500 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

122 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #17

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 1000 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 1000 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

132 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #18

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 1000 brightest stars.

* Target image: Limiting to 1000 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

202 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #19

useScaleDifferences=false

* Reference image: Limiting to 3000 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

290 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

* Previous attempt failed - this is try #20

useScaleDifferences=true

* Reference image: Limiting to 3000 brightest stars.

Matching stars: done

409 putative star pair matches.

Performing RANSAC: done

*** Error: Unable to find an initial set of putative star pair matches.

*** Error: The image could not be aligned with the reference star field.

Please check the following items:

  • The initial coordinates should be inside the image.
  • The initial resolution should be within a factor of 2 from the correct value.
  • Adjust the star detection sensitivity parameter, so that the script can detect most of the stars in the image without mistaking noise for stars.
  • The catalog should be matched to the image. Choose the appropriate catalog and magnitude filter, so that the number of stars extracted from the catalog can be similar to the number of stars detected in the image.

*** Error: Unable to plate solve image: Alignment failed.

This usually happens because the initial parameters are too far from the actual metadata of the image.



** Warning: Process finished with errors:

PCC_T_K4VFM2O91KWV.xisf: The image could not be plate solved



*** Error: Failure to plate solve image: m63

Reading swap files...

2185.192 MiB/s

<* failed *>
 

pfile

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Nov 23, 2009
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if this happens to me i usually try to solve with the ImageSolver script, then tell PCC to acquire the coordinates from the image.

rob
 

JRP

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Feb 16, 2021
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if this happens to me i usually try to solve with the ImageSolver script, then tell PCC to acquire the coordinates from the image.

rob
Still getting -

*** Error: Unable to find an initial set of putative star pair matches.

<* failed *>

*** Error: The image could not be aligned with the reference star field.
 

fredvanner

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The image initially failed to solve for me. I then did a quick check, and the RA, DEC in the FITS header do not quite match the image. Going to ImageSolver and selecting "search", entering M63 and accepting the result gave a perfect solution, following which PCC ran fine (albeit producing a strong green cast - it often does that to me).
 

JRP

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Feb 16, 2021
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Try this, PCC ---> Plate Solving Parameters ---> Force plate solving and Ignore metadata - both enabled
and in Advance Plate Solving Parameters ---> Log (sensitivity) -2.0 and increase Noise reduction

John
Thank you - that worked
 

JRP

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Feb 16, 2021
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The image initially failed to solve for me. I then did a quick check, and the RA, DEC in the FITS header do not quite match the image. Going to ImageSolver and selecting "search", entering M63 and accepting the result gave a perfect solution, following which PCC ran fine (albeit producing a strong green cast - it often does that to me).
Fred - Thank you, that worked. By the way, if you recall from our conversation from back in March I did get a IDAS LPS-D2 filter that you mentioned and this is the first time I have used it. I also purchased the WO FLT132 which gives me a lot more reach then the GT81.