pointing model failure

Hardware and software setups, autoguiding and plate solving parameters, etc..
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amstpils
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:00 pm

I have tried twice to create a pointing model and both times I have aborted the model because of the low success rate plate solving.
The first time it only solved about 20% of the points and the second it didn't solve any..
I currently plate solve with a ZWO 120 and a 9x50 Celestron finder scope. For the pointing model I am using an STF8300 on a C-11 at f/10.
The pointing model doesn't ask for any camera pixel size or array or focal length info, or direct you to supply this information using the analysis / plate solve menu.
If it is using this information, it will not get good results since the analysis / plate solve is set up for the finder.

any thoughts

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Hamza Touhami
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:26 pm

can you please post screenshots of the settings you used? I am sure it is something that can be resolved
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amstpils
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:19 am

Success. I final have achieved a model with two areas without data. Not surprising for those two areas as the fields did not have many stars for a five second exposure.
Pointing model shot 142 images with 98 successful.
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:55 pm

excellent news
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