Rondane by Night

Image showing the visible constellations on the night

20100925t23390370-pano_overlay

This image is obained using the astrometry package.

$solve-field --guess-scale  --downsample 2 ~/20100925t23395090.jpg  --overwrite

The output by the solver for one of the three images in the panorama:

Reading input file 1 of 1: "/home/renec/20100925t23395090.jpg"...
jpegtopnm: WRITING PPM FILE
Read file stdin: 3039 x 1143 pixels x 1 color(s); maxval 255
Using 8-bit output
Extracting sources...
Downsampling by 2...
simplexy: found 230 sources.
Solving...
Reading file "/home/renec/20100925t23395090.axy"...
Field 1 did not solve (index index-4219.fits, field objects 1-10).
Field 1 did not solve (index index-4218.fits, field objects 1-10).
Field 1 did not solve (index index-4217.fits, field objects 1-10).
Field 1 did not solve (index index-4216.fits, field objects 1-10).
Field 1 did not solve (index index-4215.fits, field objects 1-10).
  log-odds ratio 296.86 (8.40673e+128), 81 match, 0 conflict, 143 distractors, 140 index.
  RA,Dec = (156.318,36.8882), pixel scale 31.0713 arcsec/pix.
  Hit/miss:   Hit/miss: +++-++-+-+++++++++++-++-++++++-+-+-+-+++-+-+-+++-++--++---++++-++++-+----++++---------+-+-+----+--+-
Field 1: solved with index index-4214.fits.
Field 1 solved: writing to file /home/renec/20100925t23395090.solved to indicate this.
Field: /home/renec/20100925t23395090.jpg
Field center: (RA,Dec) = (156.3, 36.89) deg.
Field center: (RA H:M:S, Dec D:M:S) = (10:25:14.512, +36:53:06.082).
Field size: 25.7901 x 9.90955 degrees
Field rotation angle: up is 171.453 degrees E of N
Creating new FITS file "/home/renec/20100925t23395090.new"...
Creating index object overlay plot...
Creating annotation plot...
Your field contains:
  The constellation Leo Minor (LMi)

This seems to correspond quite nicely to the actual night sky when compared to stellarium.