Author Topic: New ImageIntegration doesn't like RA degrees in scientific notation  (Read 311 times)

Offline jpaana

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With the new PI release ImageIntegration gives non-fatal error when integrating images that have RA in scientific notation like INDI produces: *** Error: Parsing RA FITS keyword: Right ascension value out of range: '2.831966E+02'

The file actually has both OBJCTRA and RA headers:

OBJCTRA = '18 52 47.20'        / Object J2000 RA in Hours
OBJCTDEC= '32 58 25.26'        / Object J2000 DEC in Degrees
RA      =         2.831966E+02 / Object J2000 RA in Degrees
DEC     =         3.297368E+01 / Object J2000 DEC in Degrees

Other tools in PI seem to accept the coordinates just fine.

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Yes, this is a bug because the RA keyword value has to be interpreted as degrees when it is not a complex angle representation (as hours when it is complex). This requires another core application update, as well as some script updates, which I'll release tomorrow.

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Other tools in PI seem to accept the coordinates just fine.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. All astrometry-related tools will generate similar errors, and what is worse, if the right ascension is within [0,24) in degrees, no error will be generated and an invalid value (degrees multiplied by 15) will be used. So this is a critical error that has to be fixed immediately, an ideal one for a nice weekend! Thank you for reporting this problem, and sorry for the inconvenience.
Juan Conejero
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This bug is now fixed with the release of several updates, including a new build 1475 of the PixInsight core application. Thank you for your patience.
Juan Conejero
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