Foundations of Imaging: Appendix 3 - Imaging Software

Foundations of Imaging Observing Program Coordinator:

Dan Crowson
5 Nightfall Court
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
(314) 494-5224
E-mail:  dcrowson@crowson.com

Appendix 3:  Imaging Software 

(Software references as of May, 2020)

The following is presented to develop key concepts of imaging and astrophotography, including terminology, equipment used, software used, fundamental concepts of image processing, and common vocabulary.   You are encouraged to seek out more detailed works that can be found in print and on the internet.  Free software is indicated as (free).

The tools for imaging are constantly changing.   If you discover and have success with other imaging tools for Windows or another OS, let the program coordinator know and we will update the information presented here.

A more complete list for iOS and INDI will to be added soon.

 

Windows

Mac

Linux

Standards

ASCOM

INDI

ASCOM Alpaca

INDI

ASCOM Alpaca

Planetary Imaging

FireCapture 
SharpCap     
Prism

AstroSurface

SIRIL   

   Planetary-imager

Planetary-imager   

Kstars with INDI

DSO Imaging

MaximDL  

Nebulosity         

APT                   

The Sky             

Prism           

Voyager

Sequence Generator Pro (SGP)

Nighttime Imaging ‘N Astronomy (NINA)

Nebulosity         

The Sky  

AstroImager   

Kstars with INDI

Kstars with INDI

Live Stacking

SharpCap  

ASIStudio (ZWO only)

AstroToaster

 

 

Guiding

PHD2 

 MetaGuide

PHD2   

AstroGuider

Kstars with INDI

Lin Guider   

PHD2

Processing

Registax  

AutoStakkert!   

WinJUPOS   

GIMP   

AstraImage   

PixInsight

PhotoShop

SIRIL

GIMP

Photoshop

PixInsight

 

Kstars with INDI

GIMP

PixInsight

 

Stacking

DeepSkyStacker    

PixInSight    

AstroToaster

Astrometric STAcking Program (ASTAP)

SIRIL

Kstars with INDI

Planetarium

Sky Chart / Cartes du Ciel

Stellarium

Sky Chart / Cartes du Ciel

Stellarium

Luminos

Sky Chart / Cartes du Ciel

Stellarium

Plate Solving
(stand alone)

AstroTortilla*
All Sky Plate Solver*

Astrometric STAcking Program (ASTAP)
* based on astrometry.net engine

 

 

 

Automation

Sequence Generator Pro
Nighttime Imaging ‘N Astronomy

 

Astroberry

Photometry

Astrometric STAcking Program (ASTAP)
MuniWin
AstroImageJ
IRIS

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Imaging Observing Program Coordinator:

Dan Crowson
5 Nightfall Court
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
(314) 494-5224
E-mail:  dcrowson@crowson.com

 

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