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Thanks Xilman. i believe i have the answer now. The secret is on the AIJ WCS settings page, where there is a tick box to constrain the search area to RA-Dec and the radius. Turn this off. Also uncheck the tick box to specify the pixel size. One should be able to specify this exactly, but turning it off works. I also entered the correct RA-DEC centre and constrained the search. The solves is lot quicker, as one might suppose. Hopefully im now in a position to solve any field in AIJ
Another hint is to start “Watch ansvr.log”. This runs in a cmd window. From this i was able to see the progress of the solve. Im sure you’r already up to speed on this, but i note it here for anyone else ascending the same incline !