Photometric Color Calibration fails

Yannis Doukakis

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May 19, 2020
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Thessaloniki, Greece
I try to do PCC on a narrowband image of Rosette nebula and it fails:

Downloading Vizier data:
http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/asu-tsv?-source=II/336/apass9&-c=98.073255 4.982076&-c.r=1.381950&-c.u=deg&-out.form=|&-out.add=_RAJ,_DEJ&-out=B-V&-out=Vmag&-out=Bmag&-out=g'mag&-out=r'mag&-out=i'mag&Vmag=0..13
419 bytes transferred in 0.13 s @ 3.20 KiB/s
*** Error: There has been an unknown error in the catalog server: Too short response.
*** Error: Failure to process image file '/var/folders/lz/ngpqsw0n2sn_cqkdhhrt95_m0000gq/T/PCC_B_3MSLN5014K67.xisf': Catalog error


When I type the above URL to a browser I get the following response:

#
# VizieR Astronomical Server cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr
# Date: 2021-01-26T08:46:47 [V1.99+ (14-Oct-2013)]
# In case of problem, please report to: cds-question@unistra.fr
#
#
#Coosys J2000: eq_FK5 J2000
#INFO votable-version=1.99+ (14-Oct-2013)
#INFO -ref=VOTx31117
#INFO MaxTuples=50000
#INFO queryParameters=2
#-oc.form=D.
#-unauthorized=-out=g'mag
#
#INFO Error=No catalogue or table was specified or found.


What goes wrong?
I tried several alternative mirrors - all fail in a similar way.
 

Geoff

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Mar 6, 2020
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I have been getting exactly the same error. Also tried alternative sites.
 
Nov 20, 2020
5
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Me too...

I downloaded the Gaia 3 xpsd and the apassdr10 files.
The processes Gaia and Apass do produce a nice txt file.
And now PCC works.
 

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jerryyyyy

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Feb 20, 2013
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www.astrobin.com
Yeah, I am getting these errors too suddenly. Is there a set of reliable procedures for sownloading and installing? I think this is a system issue that should be resolved as such.

I am running around in circles and looks like downloading the local databases manually is a pain... and complex.
 
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autonm

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Jan 27, 2021
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Anyone from PI answer these threads, theres also a lot of noise on the Facebook group.
IMO downloading the databases locally is not a fix, but a workaround that I would prefer not to do.