I am doing something wrong with SPCC. I can never get the image solver to work. In my current try I have an image of M101. I have the Gaia DR3 files configured and I can solve with the PI script but AutoIntegrate fails to solve. I tried solving external to AI and generated WCS files for the LRGB masters and unset the solve and set he SPCC flag and AI still tries to solve. I still get the error:
Matching stars: done
102 putative star pair matches.
Performing RANSAC: done
*** Error: Unable to find an initial set of putative star pair matches.
<* failed *>
*** Error: The image could not be aligned with the reference star field.
Please check the following items:
- The initial coordinates should be inside the image.
- The initial resolution should be within a factor of 2 from the correct value.
- If you use an online star catalog through the VizieR service, consider using the Gaia DR3 catalog with local XPSD databases instead.
- If the image has high noise levels, bad tracking, or is poorly focused, you may need to adjust some star detection parameters.
*** Error: Unable to plate solve image: Alignment failed.
This usually happens because the initial parameters are too far from the actual metadata of the image.
runImageSolver: SolveImage failed
Focal length: 863
AutoIntegrate: ImageSolver retry with stretched image failed
Error: ImageSolver retry with stretched image failed