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The image will be resolved (plate solved) and if successful, the image position, pixel size and orientation will be saved in the FITS file.
A second resolve request for the same image will use the saved solution, for example you can first show the image in the planetarium, and then slew to cursor without running the plate solver again.
Once the image is resolved the astronomical position of the mouse cursor will be displayed at the left bottom status bar in apparent coordinates.
Resolve the image using the astrometry software and load the solved image in the preview.
You can show the RA/DEC of the cursor by moving the cursor on the image.
If you save the FITS file now it will include the astrometry solution.
Resolve the image using the astrometry software and if the resolution is successful move the telescope at the position of the image center.
This useful to center the telescope on an image taken on a previous session.
Resolve the image using the astrometry software and if the resolution is successful move the telescope at the cursor position.
Can be useful to refine an object position but be careful of the mount backlash.
Resolve the image using the astrometry software and if the resolution is successful Sync the telescope at the current position.
If you use Eqmod for your telescope driver, this can be used to set the alignment points.
Resolve the image using the astrometry software and if the resolution is successful set the rotator angle to match the image orientation. The rotator must be calibrated before this function can work reliably.
You can take a look at the output log of the astrometry resolver to help to solve a problem or to refine the performance.
The default display mode for bayer matrix color images is set in the preview preference. You can switch between the two mode with this menu.
Debayer and display the color image if the current image is a raw color image with bayer matrix.
Display the raw image in black/white.
Remove any marking and redraw the image.