Re: [MaxImDL] Re: Question on Pinpoint error


Mar 2, 2004

 


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#10304 Mar 2, 2004

Hello All,



Suddenly when starting MaxIm on my laptop I get an error:



PinPoint 4.0.18

Pinpoint registry access failed 10, code=2



If I click on 'OK' MaxIm continues to load, what do I need to do to get

rid of this?



Thanks.







--

Best regards,

John mailto:kvp@...



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#10305 Mar 2, 2004

John Parkins wrote:

> Hello All,

>

> Suddenly when starting MaxIm on my laptop I get an error:

>

> PinPoint 4.0.18

> Pinpoint registry access failed 10, code=2

>

> If I click on 'OK' MaxIm continues to load, what do I need to do to get

> rid of this?

>

> Thanks.



Odd... the PinPoint install must have been corrupted somehow. We

include PinPoint LE with MaxIm DL. Try installing the PinPoint 4 trial

version:



pinpoint.dc3.com/try-it.html



Doug



---------------



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



25 Conover Street

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 4C3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#10307 Mar 2, 2004

Did you run a registry cleaner?



-- Bob



John Parkins: > Hello All,

>

> Suddenly when starting MaxIm on my laptop I get an error:

>

> PinPoint 4.0.18

> Pinpoint registry access failed 10, code=2

>

> If I click on 'OK' MaxIm continues to load, what do I need to do to get

> rid of this?

>

> Thanks.

>

>

>



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#10308 Mar 2, 2004

Hello Doug,



Did as you suggested and that seems to have cleared it up, I'm no

longer getting the error. So something in the registry must have been

corrupted.



Thanks.





Tuesday, March 2, 2004, 4:16:55 PM, you wrote:



DBG> John Parkins wrote:

>> Hello All,

>>

>> Suddenly when starting MaxIm on my laptop I get an error:

>>

>> PinPoint 4.0.18

>> Pinpoint registry access failed 10, code=2

>>

>> If I click on 'OK' MaxIm continues to load, what do I need to do to get

>> rid of this?

>>

>> Thanks.



DBG> Odd... the PinPoint install must have been corrupted somehow. We

DBG> include PinPoint LE with MaxIm DL. Try installing the PinPoint 4 trial

DBG> version:



DBG> pinpoint.dc3.com/try-it.html



DBG> Doug



---------------



DBG> Doug George

DBG> dgeorge@...



DBG> Diffraction Limited

DBG> Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

DBG> www.cyanogen.com



DBG> 25 Conover Street

DBG> Ottawa, Ontario,

DBG> Canada, K2G 4C3



DBG> Phone: (613) 225-2732

DBG> Fax: (613) 225-9688



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--

Best regards,

John mailto:kvp@...



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#11821 May 20, 2004

I get a "Failed to convert time for FITS header. This is an internal

error, contact the developer" error message from PinPoint Astrometry

when processing an old fits file not taken by MaximDL.



PinPoint appears to have solved the plate, the message box contains:

"Matched 7 of 34 image and 24 catalog stars; Average residual 0.3

arcsec; order 1"



Which FITS header keywords do I need to add/check/fixup to eliminate

the error message?



cjb



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#11826 May 20, 2004

cjb8832 wrote:

> I get a "Failed to convert time for FITS header. This is an internal

> error, contact the developer" error message from PinPoint Astrometry

> when processing an old fits file not taken by MaximDL.

>

> PinPoint appears to have solved the plate, the message box contains:

> "Matched 7 of 34 image and 24 catalog stars; Average residual 0.3

> arcsec; order 1"

>

> Which FITS header keywords do I need to add/check/fixup to eliminate

> the error message?



Post your FITS header so we can look at it.



FYI MaxIm DL uses DATE-OBS (FITS standard).



Doug



---------------



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



25 Conover Street

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 4C3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#11830 May 20, 2004

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas B. George" dgeorge@c...> wrote: > cjb8832 wrote:

>

> > I get a "Failed to convert time for FITS header. This is an internal

> > error, contact the developer" error message from PinPoint Astrometry

> > when processing an old fits file not taken by MaximDL.

> >

>

> FYI MaxIm DL uses DATE-OBS (FITS standard).

>

> Doug

>

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DATE-OBS record was not FITS standard - was "YY-MM-DDT...", changed to

"YYYY-MM-DDT..." and do not get more error messages.



Thanks



cjb







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#11842 May 21, 2004

"Failed to convert time for FITS header. This is an internal

> error, contact the developer"



Ha ha, contact the developer indeed :-) I guess I should have assumed that

some "old programs" would create illegal FITS date/time values :-)



When attaching a plate, PinPoint looks first at DATE-OBS, which -should- be

in ISO 8601 format:



DATE-OBS= '2003-10-20T19:42:15'



If it is not, and doesn't contain the T for the time part, it then starts

trying to put together a date/time:



(1) Examine DATE-OBS for various old or illegal formats. If it finds

xx/xx/xx it's all over because who knows whether the month or the day is

the first part? If it finds something it can use, then



(2) Look for TIME-OBS and use that for the time. If there is no TIME-OBS,

then it assumes that there is NO date-time available.



In your case, the above logic SUCCEEDED in putting together a date/time.

The result is a Julian date internally.



The next step is to convert this Julian date back to the ISO format for the

FITS header fix-up feature. This is where it's failing. It uses the C

runtime gmtime() function after splitting the Julian date into days and

fractional day (time). The values being passed to gmtime are somehow

illegal, and gmtime() is failing.



Look at the VALUE of DATE-OBS and TIME-OBS. Are they realistic? Is there a

month of 0 or 13 or something? Is there a day of 32 or 0 or 31 for a month

that only has 30 days or something? Are the hours, minutes, and seconds

legal values?



What program is this? (so I can know to flag it as a problem)



-- Bob



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#11843 May 21, 2004

cjb8832: > DATE-OBS record was not FITS standard - was "YY-MM-DDT...", changed to

> "YYYY-MM-DDT..." and do not get more error messages.



Ugh, I should have read ahead in my mailbox :-) That would do it because

dates before the Unix time epoch would result in negative years. In your

case 02-05-21Thh:mm:ss is in the year 2AD.



I'd still like to know what program did this for future reference.



-- Bob



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#12245 Jun 5, 2004

Might I suggest that more detail be given in the PinPoint error dialog

that current basically says "something's wrong in your path setup"?



Simply adding the full path and filename that PinPoint's having a

problem locating would probably go a LONG way toward solving people's

installation problems. I figured out my particular problem after lots

of guesswork (it wasn't that the path to the head of the installation

wasn't correct, it WAS) and it would have been SO simple had PinPoint

told me what exactly wasn't being found (something deeper).



Sound useful and programmable Bob, Doug?



-Marc



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#12266 Jun 7, 2004

Marc Huber wrote:

> Might I suggest that more detail be given in the PinPoint error dialog

> that current basically says "something's wrong in your path setup"?

>

> Simply adding the full path and filename that PinPoint's having a

> problem locating would probably go a LONG way toward solving people's

> installation problems. I figured out my particular problem after lots

> of guesswork (it wasn't that the path to the head of the installation

> wasn't correct, it WAS) and it would have been SO simple had PinPoint

> told me what exactly wasn't being found (something deeper).

>

> Sound useful and programmable Bob, Doug?



It sounds like a good idea, but Bob will have to look into it; we just

display the messages that PinPoint gives us.



Doug



---------------



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



25 Conover Street

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 4C3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#12269 Jun 7, 2004

Hmm... PinPoint accepts the catalog path as input, and if it can't use the

path it will report that it cannot locate the catalog. I suppose I could

echo the catalog path within the error message. But how will that help

someone know what the right one is? If PinPoint could figure that out

(infinite variations here) it could just open it :-))))



Here's the rule: PinPoint looks for the catalogs exactly as they appear on

the standard CD-ROM distributions of same, with the path set to the CD-ROM

root. All catalogs behave that way.



Virtually all problems fall into the following three categories:



(1) Parts of the catalog are present, not all of them



(2) The directory structures are not as distributed



(3) The catalog is not in the standard format, having been mangled in some

way via subsetting or compression, reformatting FITS data as text, etc.



Unfortunately posting the complete directory listing of the GSC, for

example, is impractical because it has 9,540 files in 80 directories.



Please see this PinPoint Knowledge Base article for more details:



support.dc3.com/wsx/$webstar.exe/prob?129



-- Bob







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#12271 Jun 7, 2004

Bob Denny wrote:

> Hmm... PinPoint accepts the catalog path as input, and if it can't use the

> path it will report that it cannot locate the catalog. I suppose I could

> echo the catalog path within the error message. But how will that help

> someone know what the right one is? If PinPoint could figure that out

> (infinite variations here) it could just open it :-))))

>

> Here's the rule: PinPoint looks for the catalogs exactly as they appear on

> the standard CD-ROM distributions of same, with the path set to the CD-ROM

> root. All catalogs behave that way.

>

> Virtually all problems fall into the following three categories:

>

> (1) Parts of the catalog are present, not all of them

>

> (2) The directory structures are not as distributed

>

> (3) The catalog is not in the standard format, having been mangled in some

> way via subsetting or compression, reformatting FITS data as text, etc.



Perhaps just changing the error message to say the above would be

enough, or perhaps even referencing the webstar page in question.



Doug



---------------



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



25 Conover Street

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 4C3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#12313 Jun 12, 2004

But surely if parts are missing or mangled, it could mention which

parts it can't find or are there, but unreadable, eh?



Donna



--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas B. George" dgeorge@c...>

wrote: > Bob Denny wrote:

>

> > Hmm... PinPoint accepts the catalog path as input, and if it

can't use the > > path it will report that it cannot locate the catalog. I suppose

I could > > echo the catalog path within the error message. But how will

that help > > someone know what the right one is? If PinPoint could figure

that out > > (infinite variations here) it could just open it :-))))

> >

> > Here's the rule: PinPoint looks for the catalogs exactly as they

appear on > > the standard CD-ROM distributions of same, with the path set to

the CD-ROM > > root. All catalogs behave that way.

> >

> > Virtually all problems fall into the following three categories:

> >

> > (1) Parts of the catalog are present, not all of them

> >

> > (2) The directory structures are not as distributed

> >

> > (3) The catalog is not in the standard format, having been

mangled in some > > way via subsetting or compression, reformatting FITS data as

text, etc. >

> Perhaps just changing the error message to say the above would be

> enough, or perhaps even referencing the webstar page in question.

>

> Doug

>

---------------

>

> Doug George

> dgeorge@c...

>

> Diffraction Limited

> Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

> www.cyanogen.com

>

> 25 Conover Street

> Ottawa, Ontario,

> Canada, K2G 4C3

>

> Phone: (613) 225-2732

> Fax: (613) 225-9688

>

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#12336 Jun 14, 2004

Donna captured what I was trying to get at. Like Bob said, it wouldn't

be much use to just echo back the catalog "head" path. What would have

helped in my case was that it wasn't able to find something in the GSC

N0000 subdirectory, and knowing that it couldn't open

path>/gsc/N0000/0569.gsc.zip WOULD have been helpful since that was

in the ONE downloaded zip file I had failed to unzip. That's why I was

getting sporadic success and failure. Some of my test images fell into

the "dead zone" and others didn't.

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "dfrisken" dfrisken@y...> wrote:

> But surely if parts are missing or mangled, it could mention which

> parts it can't find or are there, but unreadable, eh?

>

> Donna

>

> --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas B. George" dgeorge@c...>

> wrote:

> > Bob Denny wrote:

> >

> > > Hmm... PinPoint accepts the catalog path as input, and if it

> can't use the

> > > path it will report that it cannot locate the catalog. I suppose

> I could

> > > echo the catalog path within the error message. But how will

> that help

> > > someone know what the right one is? If PinPoint could figure

> that out

> > > (infinite variations here) it could just open it :-))))

> > >

> > > Here's the rule: PinPoint looks for the catalogs exactly as they

> appear on

> > > the standard CD-ROM distributions of same, with the path set to

> the CD-ROM

> > > root. All catalogs behave that way.

> > >

> > > Virtually all problems fall into the following three categories:

> > >

> > > (1) Parts of the catalog are present, not all of them

> > >

> > > (2) The directory structures are not as distributed

> > >

> > > (3) The catalog is not in the standard format, having been

> mangled in some

> > > way via subsetting or compression, reformatting FITS data as

> text, etc.

> >

> > Perhaps just changing the error message to say the above would be

> > enough, or perhaps even referencing the webstar page in question.

> >

> > Doug







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#12342 Jun 14, 2004

For various Perl applications I've used in the past, there have been

really nice installation checking programs which look up paths, file

permissions, and file existence and then report back any problems.

It seems like a program which as so many required files, and which

are downloaded one at a time and then unzipped one at a time, could

really benefit from this sort of user-friendly application.



Donna --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Marc Huber" marcush@m...> wrote:

> Donna captured what I was trying to get at. Like Bob said, it

wouldn't

> be much use to just echo back the catalog "head" path. What would

have

> helped in my case was that it wasn't able to find something in the

GSC

> N0000 subdirectory, and knowing that it couldn't open

> path>/gsc/N0000/0569.gsc.zip WOULD have been helpful since that

was

> in the ONE downloaded zip file I had failed to unzip. That's why I

was

> getting sporadic success and failure. Some of my test images fell

into

> the "dead zone" and others didn't.

>

> --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "dfrisken" dfrisken@y...> wrote:

> > But surely if parts are missing or mangled, it could mention

which

> > parts it can't find or are there, but unreadable, eh?

> >

> > Donna

> >

> > --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas B. George"

dgeorge@c...>

> > wrote:

> > > Bob Denny wrote:

> > >

> > > > Hmm... PinPoint accepts the catalog path as input, and if it

> > can't use the

> > > > path it will report that it cannot locate the catalog. I

suppose

> > I could

> > > > echo the catalog path within the error message. But how will

> > that help

> > > > someone know what the right one is? If PinPoint could figure

> > that out

> > > > (infinite variations here) it could just open it :-))))

> > > >

> > > > Here's the rule: PinPoint looks for the catalogs exactly as

they

> > appear on

> > > > the standard CD-ROM distributions of same, with the path set

to

> > the CD-ROM

> > > > root. All catalogs behave that way.

> > > >

> > > > Virtually all problems fall into the following three

categories:

> > > >

> > > > (1) Parts of the catalog are present, not all of them

> > > >

> > > > (2) The directory structures are not as distributed

> > > >

> > > > (3) The catalog is not in the standard format, having been

> > mangled in some

> > > > way via subsetting or compression, reformatting FITS data as

> > text, etc.

> > >

> > > Perhaps just changing the error message to say the above would

be

> > > enough, or perhaps even referencing the webstar page in

question.

> > >

> > > Doug



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#33280 Aug 13, 2008

Hello all,



I am not new to the group, but I post rarely since I never have problems

with Maxim software :-)))

But today.....first day with Vista Business...and what happened:

I am currently trying to install my Maxim DL 4.51 (licensed) on my new

computer running with Vista Business.

When I open Maxim, I obtain a " Pinpoint registry access failed 1, code 5"

error.



I never had it before with Windows XP....is there something to do to solve

it, I have no idea if it affects the software or not...

I have tried to unsinstall and reinstall Maxim, but the result is the same.



Thanks for your help,



Gilles Cohen

France



-------------------

Gilles COHEN



_www.ovision.com/Gilles_Home.html_

(www.ovision.com/Gilles_Home.html)



















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#33281 Aug 13, 2008

Gilles,



Old versions of MaxIm DL, prior to V4.59, are not Vista compatible. The version

you are running was created long before Vista was released.



Doug



---------------



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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gilovision2@... wrote: >

>

> Hello all,

>

> I am not new to the group, but I post rarely since I never have problems

> with Maxim software :-)))

> But today.....first day with Vista Business...and what happened:

> I am currently trying to install my Maxim DL 4.51 (licensed) on my new

> computer running with Vista Business.

> When I open Maxim, I obtain a " Pinpoint registry access failed 1, code 5"

> error.

>

> I never had it before with Windows XP....is there something to do to solve

> it, I have no idea if it affects the software or not...

> I have tried to unsinstall and reinstall Maxim, but the result is the same.

>

> Thanks for your help,

>

> Gilles Cohen

> France







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#33305 Aug 14, 2008

Hello George,



thanks for the informations.

I have tried opening Maxim using the right click and "open as

administrator" tool of Vistaaaaahhhh...but I didn't use the XP

compatibility tool.

I have been able to control my camera, the drivers installed

automatically from the SBIG directory...

I took some images inside home, but cannot tell you if the processing

tools work...

I'll post my results.



Regards,



Gilles









--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas B. George" dgeorge@...>

wrote: >

> Gilles,

>

> Old versions of MaxIm DL, prior to V4.59, are not Vista

compatible. The version > you are running was created long before Vista was released.

>

> Doug

>

---------------

>

> Doug George

> dgeorge@...

>

> Diffraction Limited

> Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

> www.cyanogen.com

>

> 100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

> Ottawa, Ontario,

> Canada, K2G 5W3

>

> Phone: (613) 225-2732

> Fax: (613) 225-9688

>

---------------

>

>

> gilovision2@... wrote:

> >

> >

> > Hello all,

> >

> > I am not new to the group, but I post rarely since I never have

problems > > with Maxim software :-)))

> > But today.....first day with Vista Business...and what happened:

> > I am currently trying to install my Maxim DL 4.51 (licensed) on

my new > > computer running with Vista Business.

> > When I open Maxim, I obtain a " Pinpoint registry access failed

1, code 5" > > error.

> >

> > I never had it before with Windows XP....is there something to

do to solve > > it, I have no idea if it affects the software or not...

> > I have tried to unsinstall and reinstall Maxim, but the result is

the same. > >

> > Thanks for your help,

> >

> > Gilles Cohen

> > France

>



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#45430 May 12, 2011

Hi,



I'm trying to install V4.10 on my new office computer - the latest I'm licenced for. Every 3 years the lease switch outs happen and this time its Windows 7 (32-bit).



Install goes ok (did it as "Run as Administrator..."). When I run it, a box pops up that says:



"Pinpoint 4.0.35



Pinpoint registry access failed 1, code=5"



The error also comes up when an image is loaded, when Analyse->Pinpoint Astronomy... or Photometry... are started and possibly elsewhere.



Any suggestions?



Dave Lane

Saint Mary's Univerity



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#45431 May 12, 2011

On 5/12/2011 7:48 AM, eyecstars wrote: > Hi,

>

> I'm trying to install V4.10 on my new office computer - the latest I'm

> licenced for. Every 3 years the lease switch outs happen and this time its

> Windows 7 (32-bit).

>

> Install goes ok (did it as "Run as Administrator..."). When I run it, a box

> pops up that says:

>

> "Pinpoint 4.0.35

>

> Pinpoint registry access failed 1, code=5"

>

> The error also comes up when an image is loaded, when Analyse->Pinpoint

> Astronomy... or Photometry... are started and possibly elsewhere.

>

> Any suggestions?



V4.10 doesn't support Vista, never mind Windows 7. It simply too old. You need

to upgrade.



Doug



--



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com/



100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#45433 May 13, 2011

You could try one of the following



1) Compatibilty mode

- right click (shortcut or .exe) -> compatibilty

- runn program in XP compatibility

- you could try running the installer in XP compatibility (has helped me before with a program)



2) XP mode

- see www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

- much as this is a virtual PC it is integrated so well you actually feel as though it is running natively



number 2) won't be great if you need telescope control but you could probably work around it; it should be fine for image manipulation and processing etc though.



Paul

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "eyecstars" dlane@...> wrote:

>

> Hi,

>

> I'm trying to install V4.10 on my new office computer - the latest I'm licenced for. Every 3 years the lease switch outs happen and this time its Windows 7 (32-bit).

>

> Install goes ok (did it as "Run as Administrator..."). When I run it, a box pops up that says:

>

> "Pinpoint 4.0.35

>

> Pinpoint registry access failed 1, code=5"

>

> The error also comes up when an image is loaded, when Analyse->Pinpoint Astronomy... or Photometry... are started and possibly elsewhere.

>

> Any suggestions?

>

> Dave Lane

> Saint Mary's Univerity

>







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#45434 May 13, 2011

On 5/13/2011 4:25 AM, Joe Bloggs wrote: > You could try one of the following

>

> 1) Compatibilty mode

> 2) XP mode



Neither of these are likely to work as the problem is related to communicating

with another component through COM.



Again, I recommend either switching back to XP or upgrading to a newer release

of MaxIm DL that supports Windows 7.



Doug



--



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com/



100 Craig Henry Dr., Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#51114 Oct 11, 2012

Hi



I'm trying to solve an image with Pinpoint, but get an error saying "The

plate.s exposure start time is required for catalog proper motion

calculation. Check the attached image"



Any ideas?



Thanks for your help



Alfredo





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#51116 Oct 12, 2012

Hi Adrien



I think I see now my mistake: I was trying to use Pinpoint with an stacked image!!



A begginer's mistake in Pinpoint I guess



Thanks for your help



Best regards,



Alfredo



El 12/10/2012, a las 1:23, Adrien Zingg adrien.zingg@...> escribi.:

> Hi Alfredo,

>

> I had this message sometimes. Causes can be:

> - too low exposure

> - inproper focus

> - incorrect image scaling

> Most of the times a too low exposure will cause this message. Try 5s, 6s, 7s, etc.

>

> Good luck.

> Adrien

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>





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#51131 Oct 14, 2012

That' what the error message really does mean. How did you acquire an image that

does not have the exposure start time (date/time) in its FITS header. MaxIm

always puts it there.



-- Bob (PinPoint author)

> Hi

>

> I'm trying to solve an image with Pinpoint, but get an error saying "The

> plate.s exposure start time is required for catalog proper motion

> calculation. Check the attached image"

>

> Any ideas?

>

> Thanks for your help

>

> Alfredo

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

>

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>

> Yahoo! Groups Links

>

>

>

>







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#51132 Oct 14, 2012

Adrian --



The error he is getting relates to the date/time of the exposure, not the

duration. I do not believe that the issues you list will result in that error.

If you have issues with errors with too low exposure duration, help me by

providing an example. I will look at it. As far as I know, there are no limits

on it. If the plate won't solve, then incorrect scaling or badly out of focus

are both possible causes. However a plate solution failure will not result in

the error message he reported.



-- Bob (PinPoint author)

> Hi Alfredo,

>

> I had this message sometimes. Causes can be:

> - too low exposure

> - inproper focus

> - incorrect image scaling

> Most of the times a too low exposure will cause this message. Try 5s, 6s, 7s, etc.

>

> Good luck.

> Adrien

>

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#51142 Oct 14, 2012

Hi Bob



I appreciate your comment. I figure that out after posting the message. It was a beginner mistake. In fact I am at Pinpoint.



Thanks for your help



Best regards



Alfredo



El 14/10/2012, a las 6:30, Bob Denny rdenny@...> escribi.:

> That' what the error message really does mean. How did you acquire an image that

> does not have the exposure start time (date/time) in its FITS header. MaxIm

> always puts it there.

>

> -- Bob (PinPoint author)

>

> > Hi

> >

> > I'm trying to solve an image with Pinpoint, but get an error saying "The

> > plate.s exposure start time is required for catalog proper motion

> > calculation. Check the attached image"

> >

> > Any ideas?

> >

> > Thanks for your help

> >

> > Alfredo

> >

> >

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#51149 Oct 15, 2012

Alfredo

.

what do you mean by a "stacked" image? Maxim should plate solve if either way

no matter if it's a raw or stacked.

.

Regards,

Adrien



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#51150 Oct 15, 2012

Bob,

.

I can only emphasize that when I had this error it was in >99% due to improper focus.

So far.I was not aware that Maxim needs Date/time in the FITS header as to solve the plate

starting coordinates and image saling are the crucial factors.

Can you please explain that ?

.

Regards,

Adrien



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#51151 Oct 15, 2012

I plate solve stacked images all the time when I'm aligning them for

processing.



Josh

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 6:51 AM, Adrien Zingg adrien.zingg@...>wrote:



> **

>

>

> Alfredo

>

> what do you mean by a "stacked" image? Maxim should plate solve if either

> way

> no matter if it's a raw or stacked.

>

> Regards,

> Adrien

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

>





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#51155 Oct 15, 2012

Hi Adrien



I mean an image taken a few months ago, stacked.



I had not realized that PinPoint needs a just shot image, so it could have the exact time the image was taken.



Best regards



Alfredo



El 15/10/2012, a las 6:51, Adrien Zingg adrien.zingg@...> escribi.:

> Alfredo

>

> what do you mean by a "stacked" image? Maxim should plate solve if either way

> no matter if it's a raw or stacked.

>

> Regards,

> Adrien

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>





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#51156 Oct 15, 2012

Pinpoint does not need a "just shot" image, nor does it need an accurate

time. Most of the images I solve with Pinpoint have been stacked in

Maxim. Apparently Pinpoint simply needs a timestamp. It doesn't matter

what value it has, and Maxim leaves a timestamp in the header of stacked

images.



Chris



*******************************

Chris L Peterson

Cloudbait Observatory

www.cloudbait.com

On 10/15/2012 10:42 AM, Alfredo Beltr.n wrote:

> Hi Adrien

>

> I mean an image taken a few months ago, stacked.

>

> I had not realized that PinPoint needs a just shot image, so it could have the exact time the image was taken.

>

> Best regards

>

> Alfredo



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#51159 Oct 15, 2012

Hi Chris



Then I have a question. How do I give the image the timestamp?



Thanks for your help



Alfredo







El 15/10/2012, a las 11:48, Chris Peterson cpeterson@...> escribi.:

> Pinpoint does not need a "just shot" image, nor does it need an accurate

> time. Most of the images I solve with Pinpoint have been stacked in

> Maxim. Apparently Pinpoint simply needs a timestamp. It doesn't matter

> what value it has, and Maxim leaves a timestamp in the header of stacked

> images.

>

> Chris

>

> *******************************

> Chris L Peterson

> Cloudbait Observatory

> www.cloudbait.com

>

> On 10/15/2012 10:42 AM, Alfredo Beltr.n wrote:

> > Hi Adrien

> >

> > I mean an image taken a few months ago, stacked.

> >

> > I had not realized that PinPoint needs a just shot image, so it could have the exact time the image was taken.

> >

> > Best regards

> >

> > Alfredo

>

>





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#51160 Oct 15, 2012

You need to check with Bob Denny about exactly what keywords he expects,

but the standard one that should be in every FITS header is DATE-OBS,

which looks like this:



DATE-OBS.= '2007-03-18T10:39:22' / [ISO 8601] UTC date/time of exposure

start



There are some deprecated keywords (DATE, TIME-OBS, UT) that might be

present, but I doubt if that's what Pinpoint is looking for.



DATE-OBS should be present in images stacked in Maxim; I don't know how

other stacking apps handle it. You can use Maxim's FITS header editor to

add the tag if it's not there at all.



Why don't you copy the entire FITS header and include in in a post to

this forum. Perhaps something has gotten corrupted.



Chris



*******************************

Chris L Peterson

Cloudbait Observatory

www.cloudbait.com

On 10/15/2012 12:58 PM, Alfredo Beltr.n wrote:

> Hi Chris

>

> Then I have a question. How do I give the image the timestamp?

>

> Thanks for your help

>

> Alfredo







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#51161 Oct 15, 2012

Hi Chris



I'll try to add the information with the editor and see what happens.



Thanks for the suggestion



Best regards



Alfredo



El 15/10/2012, a las 14:24, Chris Peterson cpeterson@...> escribi.:

> You need to check with Bob Denny about exactly what keywords he expects,

> but the standard one that should be in every FITS header is DATE-OBS,

> which looks like this:

>

> DATE-OBS.= '2007-03-18T10:39:22' / [ISO 8601] UTC date/time of exposure

> start

>

> There are some deprecated keywords (DATE, TIME-OBS, UT) that might be

> present, but I doubt if that's what Pinpoint is looking for.

>

> DATE-OBS should be present in images stacked in Maxim; I don't know how

> other stacking apps handle it. You can use Maxim's FITS header editor to

> add the tag if it's not there at all.

>

> Why don't you copy the entire FITS header and include in in a post to

> this forum. Perhaps something has gotten corrupted.

>

> Chris

>

> *******************************

> Chris L Peterson

> Cloudbait Observatory

> www.cloudbait.com

>

> On 10/15/2012 12:58 PM, Alfredo Beltr.n wrote:

> > Hi Chris

> >

> > Then I have a question. How do I give the image the timestamp?

> >

> > Thanks for your help

> >

> > Alfredo

>

>





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#51165 Oct 15, 2012

Hi All



I did it again with an image stacked in Maxim and worked with no issues



Thank you all for your help



Alfredo

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Alfredo Beltr.n albeltrang73@...>wrote:



> Hi Chris

>

> I'll try to add the information with the editor and see what happens.

>

> Thanks for the suggestion

>

> Best regards

>

> Alfredo

>

> El 15/10/2012, a las 14:24, Chris Peterson cpeterson@...>

> escribi.:

>

>

>

> You need to check with Bob Denny about exactly what keywords he expects,

> but the standard one that should be in every FITS header is DATE-OBS,

> which looks like this:

>

> DATE-OBS = '2007-03-18T10:39:22' / [ISO 8601] UTC date/time of exposure

> start

>

> There are some deprecated keywords (DATE, TIME-OBS, UT) that might be

> present, but I doubt if that's what Pinpoint is looking for.

>

> DATE-OBS should be present in images stacked in Maxim; I don't know how

> other stacking apps handle it. You can use Maxim's FITS header editor to

> add the tag if it's not there at all.

>

> Why don't you copy the entire FITS header and include in in a post to

> this forum. Perhaps something has gotten corrupted.

>

> Chris

>

> *******************************

> Chris L Peterson

> Cloudbait Observatory

> www.cloudbait.com

>

> On 10/15/2012 12:58 PM, Alfredo Beltr.n wrote:

> > Hi Chris

> >

> > Then I have a question. How do I give the image the timestamp?

> >

> > Thanks for your help

> >

> > Alfredo

>

>

>

>





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