A set of tools to help with astrophotography.
autosolver is a python script that will watch a folder for new .jpg files. It
will attempt to use
solve-field from astrometry.net
to determine the center coordinates of the image, save the output files in the
folder specified on the command line, and then update
Stellarium with the current location of your
telescope. It listens for connections from Stellarium's telescope-control
plugin on port 10001. You can then configure your camera to output to the
output folder and see where you are pointing in Stellarium.
autosolver requires a working install of the astrometry.net software. Please see their docs for info on how to install it.
python autosolver.py --watch-folder ./watch/ --output-folder ./output/
Thanks to JuanRa for the functions to transform D:M:S and H:M:S to a format Stellarium will accept.