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

    Feb 23, 2015
    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

    Sep 25, 2014

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