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0001867CCdciel[All Projects] Generalpublic18-01-25 18:41
ReporterhanAssigned ToPatrick Chevalley 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformPCOSWindowsOS Version10 64bit
Product Version 
Target Version1.0Fixed in Version 
Summary0001867: Access to Astrometry.net running in a Linux subsystem of Win 64 bit
DescriptionI think a nice addition would be the possibility to access Astrometry.net in a Linux subsystem of Win10 64 bit.

Command line for c:\astap.fpc\_M95_test_image.fit:
     C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe -c "solve-field /mnt/c/astap.fpc/_M95_test_image.fit --overwrite --downsample 4"

It works now on my system using the guideline below:
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# Installation guideline (2017-12-16) local version of Astrometry.net v0.67 in a Linux sub system of Win10.

# With the Win10-Creation edition, it possible to install Windows subsystem for Linux:
# https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10
# Install the Ubuntu installer (OpenSuse and Sles are also available) as indicated in above webpage.

# open the Ubuntu window or open a Windows cmd window and enter bash.
# execute the following Linux commands (the update is required to allow astrometry.net to be installled):
sudo apt udate
sudo apt install astrometry.net


# Download the index files up to 10% of your image scale, so up to 22 arcmin (-08-19, -07) or 16 arc min (-06)
sudo apt install astrometry.net astrometry-data-2mass-08-19
sudo apt install astrometry.net astrometry-data-2mass-07
sudo apt install astrometry.net astrometry-data-2mass-06
# Check if the index files (index....fits) are available by entering the Linux command:
dir /usr/share/astrometry
# test the solver using a fits file on the Windows system .e.g. image at c:\astap.fpc\_M95_test_image.fit
# Open and Windows cmd window and enter:

C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe -c "solve-field /mnt/c/astap.fpc/_M95_test_image.fit --overwrite --downsample 4"

Additional information:
# Note that your Linux home folder is at something like: C:\Users\H\AppData\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState\rootfs\home
# where "H" is the Windows user name.
# Case is important in the Linux command. Drive C: is lowercase /mnt/c

# Alternatively you can also download the index files in windows and place them in the Windows system (c:\temp\ast\astrometry)
# Copy the index files to Ubuntu subsystem (/usr/share/astrometry) by entering the Linux command:
sudo cp /mnt/c/temp/ast/astrometry/*.* /usr/share/astrometry
# The directory /usr/share/astrometry, is specified in /etc/astrometry.cfg but can be altered

# To download the data files for markup of the produced png files do in the Linux subsystem:
cd /usr/share/astrometry
sudo wget https://github.com/dstndstn/astrometry.net/raw/master/catalogs/ngc2000names.dat/ngc2000names.dat
sudo wget https://github.com/dstndstn/astrometry.net/raw/master/catalogs/ngc2000names.dat/ngc2000_pos.txt
sudo wget https://github.com/dstndstn/astrometry.net/raw/master/catalogs/ngc2000names.dat/ngc2000.dat
sudo wget https://github.com/dstndstn/astrometry.net/raw/master/catalogs/ngc2000names.dat/ngc2000-readme.txt
sudo wget https://github.com/dstndstn/astrometry.net/raw/master/catalogs/ngc2000names.dat/ic2000_pos.txt
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han

17-12-16 15:50

reporter   ~0004362

It is Creators edition not Creation edition.

Patrick Chevalley

17-12-18 23:23

administrator   ~0004364

Yes, it is good to make this work as this is an easy way to use the current version of astrometry.net on Windows.

If I understand there is two incompatible difference:

1- Windows bash.exe do not accept the --login option. It is required by some cygwin install to execute the profile and set the path.

2- I must not add bin\ to the configured path to accept System32\bash.exe. Also name this field something other than "cygwin path".

Patrick Chevalley

18-01-25 18:41

administrator   ~0004407

This is done in revision 767:
https://sourceforge.net/p/ccdciel/code/767/

But this can work only if ccdciel is compiled for 64bit, this is not a problem but I need to update the installer and my build script.
I open a new issue for that: 0001884

I make some minor change to your install instruction and I copy here for the future documentation update:

# With the Win10-Creation edition, it possible to install Windows subsystem for Linux:
# https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10
# Install the Ubuntu installer (OpenSuse and Sles are also available) as indicated in above webpage.

# open the Ubuntu window or open a Windows cmd window and enter bash to execute the following Linux commands
# First you need to update the list of packages:
sudo apt update
# Then upgrade the libraries to the latest version
sudo apt upgrade
# Finally install astrometry.net
sudo apt install astrometry.net

# Download the index files up to 10% of your image scale, so up to 22 arcmin (-08-19, -07) or 16 arc min (-06)
sudo apt install astrometry.net astrometry-data-2mass-08-19 astrometry-data-2mass-07 astrometry-data-2mass-06

# Alternatively you can also the use the index that are already installed on the Windows system
sudo nano /etc/astrometry.cfg
# for example if the index are in C:\cygwin\usr\share\astrometry\data add a row:
add_path /mnt/c/cygwin/usr/share/astrometry/data

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
17-12-16 12:58 han New Issue
17-12-16 15:50 han Note Added: 0004362
17-12-18 23:23 Patrick Chevalley Assigned To => Patrick Chevalley
17-12-18 23:23 Patrick Chevalley Status new => assigned
17-12-18 23:23 Patrick Chevalley Product Version 0.9 =>
17-12-18 23:23 Patrick Chevalley Target Version => 1.0
17-12-18 23:23 Patrick Chevalley Note Added: 0004364
18-01-25 18:41 Patrick Chevalley Status assigned => resolved
18-01-25 18:41 Patrick Chevalley Resolution open => fixed
18-01-25 18:41 Patrick Chevalley Note Added: 0004407