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Encountered error in module: CreateMasterFlatTask, Cause: null  

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(@eebclee)
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September 16, 2021 22:05  

I'm getting the attached error popup when trying to process the images and reference images.  The "Cause: null" doesn't give me much to go on as far as whether I'm doing something wrong, or something is broken.  I don't know where to find the log so I'll attach the contents of the console window.  Version 1.082. MacOS 11.6 (I need to update that).

Update: I have 12 flat images, I've tried running only the first 6 and only the last 6, same result.

Screen Shot 2021 09 16 at 12.47.30 PM
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(@eebclee)
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September 17, 2021 02:04  

Hmm, it's not the flats.  I tried again without the flats and get this.

Screen Shot 2021 09 16 at 5.00.26 PM

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(@wvreeven)
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September 17, 2021 02:06  

@eebclee Without seeing the data it is hard to tell what the cause may be. Do you get the error too if you only integrate the lights without any calibration files?


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(@eebclee)
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September 17, 2021 02:12  

@wvreeven this is happening at "2) CALIBRATE" well before integration -- if I remove everything except the lights, the step does not crash.  I suspect because it has no calibration to do without reference images?

Update: with only lights and darks it works.  I'll try adding the other refs back one at a time and see where it goes wrong.

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September 17, 2021 02:34  

@eebclee Once you find which type causes the problems then you may want to try and find out if all of the files cause the issue or only some. We can help you find out if you want. 


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(@eebclee)
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September 17, 2021 02:41  

@wvreeven it's the bias frames.  If I leave those out it's fine.  Since everything is the same exposure they shouldn't really be needed.  When I'm done I'll go back and see if I can find which one is causing the problem.


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(@wvreeven)
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September 17, 2021 10:19  

@eebclee Great detective work, Brian! Indeed, bias are not needed if the darks have the same exposure time, gain, offset and temperature as the lights and the dark flats the same as the flats.


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