Imaging Software

Here is a list of some of the software I utilize in my AstroPhotography.

 

 

Type

Name

Version

Cost

Comments

Image Capture

APT - Astro Photography Tool

3.57

$25*

APT stands for "AstroPhotography Tool" and it is like Swiss army knife for your astro imaging sessions. No matter what are imaging with - Canon EOS, Nikon, CCD or CMOS astro camera, APT has the right tool for planning, collimating, aligning, focusing, framing, controlling/tethering, imaging, synchronizing, scheduling, analyzing and monitoring.

Video Capture

SharpCap Pro

3.2

$120

Video Capture

Online Users Manual

Users Manual

Guiding

PHD2

2.6.5

Freeware

PHD2 is telescope guiding software that simplifies the process of tracking a guide star

Plate Solver

PlateSolve 2

2.28

Free

Integrates with APT to platesolve your image

Hardware Drivers

ASCOM

6.3

Free

This is the home of the ASCOM Initiative, a loosely-knit group of astronomy software developers and astronomy device manufacturers devoted to vendor-independent plug-and-play control. ASCOM is a many-to-many and language-independent architecture, supported by most astronomy devices which connect to Windows computers. The diagram below shows how ASCOM differs from traditional astronomy instrument control architectures.

Image Processing

Planetary Imaging PreProcessor (PIP)

2.5.9

Freeware

Pre-image processing software for planetary, solar and moon imaging.

Online Users Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

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