Astro-Imaging Class Materials
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MODAS – Modern Optical Design and Analysis Software. It is telescope design software of the most popular telescope systems used by the amateur astronomers and telescope makers
Nebulosity 4 - $95 capture and processing software for Mac/PC. Supports a bunch of Canon DSLRs and astro cams.
PEMPro - periodic error correction, polar alignment and backlash using your CCD Camera or Webcam
Photoshop CS2 - free from Adobe but requires you to make an Adobe ID
PIPP - Planetary imaging preprocessor, good for shaving down file sizes with cropped, stabilized planetary shots
PixInsight - postprocessing software
Registax - planetary video processing/stacking software
sbigControl - relatively cheap SBIG camera control program. can drive sbig adaptive optics devices.
Sequence Generator Pro - image capture suite for astrophotography.
SharpCap 2 - Flexible image capturing software, records in raw, uncompressed files
SkySolve - Plate Solving software.
Sofortbild - Free capture control for Mac + Nikon.
StarStax - used for creating star trail images
Stellarium - Free software that lets you input your coordinates and will show you when objects will be up and at what time.
Stellar Magic - a comprehensive yet easy to use program for processing astronomical images contains over 100 different image processing operations.
Virtual Dub - video converting software, requires plugin for .MOV > .AVI
Winjupos - planetary processing software for derotation/mapping/planetary moon alignment
Plugins for Photoshop
Plugins for GIMP
Resource for Mac and UNIX software
(No guarantees the links are up to date or even active) scroll down to the Mac and UNIX sections
Midnight Kite - Astronomy Software Freeware, Shareware, and Commercial Software
Astro Art 6.0 - A complete software package for image processing, camera and telescope control, photometry, astrometry and image stacking.
AstroGuider - AstroGuider is a simple to use guiding application for your telescope mount. It can be calibrated semi-automatically or manually, you do not need to take care about camera orientation or pixel scale. (OSX)
AstroImager - AstroImager is a powerful, but easy to use image capture application for the astrophotography. (OSX)
Astro Planner - for planning/logging/visualizing astrophotography sessions
Astronomer Control Panel - Remote imaging software.
AstroTelescope - AstroTelescope is a simple planetarium and telescope control application for the astrophotography. (OSX)
Astrotortilla - calibrate your Goto tracking mount, Goto any target with arcsecond accuracy and measure your polar alignment error
Autostakkert! 2 - Planetary video stacking software
Backyard EOS - For camera control, easily the best $$ you'll spend on AP software.
CCD Imaging Calculators - For calculating all things related to CCD imaging (FOV/pixel size/etc)
CCD Stack - Stacking software for CCD images
CCDOPS - The software that comes with SBIG CCD cameras also available separately.
DeepSkyStacker - For stacking multiple exposures together into one image.
digiCamControl - Free camera control for those with Nikon DSLRs.
EQMOD - a suite of open source applications that can provide an alternative to the hand controller
FireCapture - Simple image capturing software that resizes video resolution automatically & has auto align & dark frame reduction features
FITS Liberator - FIT > TIFF file converter
Gemini Controller Software - For those that use Gemini controlled mounts
GIMP - post processing/image editing software
iMerge - Used for one click image stitching with border feathering & Histogram
IrfanView - IrfanView is a very fast, small, and compact free the graphics viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.
Lin Guider - guiding for Linux
Lunar Phase Pro - An interactive Moon Atlas – this is a moon observer’s software toolkit designed to help you learn about the Moon and make your lunar observing and imaging sessions more productive.
Lykeos - free planetary stacker (OSx)
MaximDL - Great CCD Camera control software and decent processing power too.
MicroObservatory - A piece of software that is meant to be used to process images from MicroObservatory.org, it's not really good for much else, but it does a damned good job of teaching people the basics of processing RGB FITS data.
Microsoft ICE - mosaic/composite image stitching software
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