Thanks Karen. I forgot to think like a programmer, which I was a LONG time ago. I knew it had some kind of interface, I use a program called CCDCiel for imaging and it had used Astrometry.net to do plate solving to fine tune slewing. Then several months ago Patrick added ASTAP, which I now use all the time for CCDCiel
Plus I feel this would ease up plate solving questions for you. I know it can be tricky and time consuming to get ANSVER running, plus figuring out what index files you need, etc. Sometimes there are also issues with the online Astromety.net site. With ASTAP just install the program and one star database and you're done. Also, there are Windows, Linux, and Mac versions.
Thanks again for you consideration and amazing program!