Plate solving catalogues.

Questions and answers about the best way to get started with Prism including: est hardware to use, software settings, etc..
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davidholko
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:56 am

After downloading the additional star catalogues where do they need to be filed ? I have looked but can't seem to find this information.
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Alnitak
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:47 am

David,

If I understand your question properly, it doesn't really matter where you put the files once you have downloaded them. I use the default c:\Program Files\Prism\ location.
First go to Settings/Star Catalog Path Settings
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Then click on the tab for the catalog you wish to assign the location and tell it where you unzipped the files.
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Hopefully that helps.
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:19 pm

Thanks, great answer.
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:12 pm

I followed this but when I try to plate solve an image I get "Fatal error while searching for field RA/DEC coordinates: Unable to find GSC files. []

But if you look at the search window behind the error it dispays that it searched 7/25281. Its almost like the zip I downloaded is missing files??
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:28 pm

Managed to get it working, not sure exactly how, I re-extracted the zip over the directory, and I also downloaded a fresh copy.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:40 pm

sometimes some catalogs have a folder within a folder you need to point to such as /UCAC4/UCAC4/. Glad you got it working though.
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