Adding RA / Dec info to FITS header

Discussion in 'Image Capture' started by Amar Sharma, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Amar Sharma

    Amar Sharma Standard User

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    Hello Moderators,

    I am a new user to Maxim DL. I have access to a C-14 on CGE Pro mount. I have a SBIG ST8XME ccd. Right now I am in the process of basic image acquisition, all this while using the simple software CCDOps that came with the suitcase. But to move ahead with advanced activity I have just a day ago tried controling my CCD using MaximDL.

    I see the FITS header has all the other information bits. One most imporant field is missing which wont let me try out learning astrometry. Its the RA / Dec info.

    Does MaximDL need to know the RA / Dec position the telescope is point at during the exposure through a read-transfer from the scope. What is the requisite / connection I should be looking at to have RA / Dec info stored in MaximDL's FITS header as default. How do I get it into it. My data is going to be very incomplete without this bit of info. And I wouldnt be able to use it in software like Astrometrica nor even MaximDL's own Pinpoint astrometry.

    Assistance greatly appreciated. Thank you. Amar Sharma.
     
  2. Tim

    Tim Staff Member

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