License: Free to try
Downloads: 9
Op. System: Windows XP/Vista/7
Last updated: 12-05-2012
File size: 2.39 MB
Publisher: CCDWare

Publisher description for CCDAutoPilot

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CCDAutoPilot Version provides astrophotographers the tools and capabilities needed to optimize the imaging system and fully automate the image acquisition over the course of the evening. With the tools and utilities provided, CCDAutoPilot moves from an automation program to an imaging platform, providing you with everything you need for successful imaging. CDAutoPilot is easy to install and setup so you can get up and running quickly. The intuitive interface works the way you do, logically stepping you through the process to create an evening's imaging session with no scripting required. Main features: - Enter Imaging System Parameters - Select Control Programs - Initialize and Characterize - Reusable System Profiles for Multiple Configurations - Heuristics used for Accurate Session Planning Times - Camera Control via CCDSoft and MaximDL - Telescope Control via TheSky6 Pro, TheSKyX Pro or ASCOM - Focus Control via CCDSoft @Focus2 or FocusMax - Rotator Support for Optec Pyxis, RCOS PIR, Astrodon TAKometer or ASCOM. - Dome Control Support for ASCOM,including Pier-Tech's AOCS, AutomaDome and Digital Dome Works - Artificial light source support for flat fields. Integrated support for the Flip-Flat. - Support for CCDSoftV5 WCS Astrometry and PinPoint - User Definable Catalogs and Expansion - User Definable Sub Frames, Filter, Exposure Time and Bin Mode - User selectable options for a cloudy conditions. - Auto-resume on clear condition. - Now with network Support. - Full multi-threaded operation to reduce CPU overhead. - Software Bisque T-Point - Diffraction Limited MaxPoint - Context Sensitive Help Files - Tooltip Suggestions for Controls - Automatic Web Update for New Features - Online Help in Web and Pdf format - Support Forum - One-Click Ratio Measurement - Select Filters - Automatic G2V star selection with TheSky6 - Manual G2V star selection with ASCOM or TheSky6 - Extinction-corrected flux and ratio measurement - One-click camera gain measurement - One-Click camera read noise measurement - One-click sky glow measurement - Calculate sub-exposure duration - Determine camera operating temperature, number of dark frames - Enter Maximum Error - Enter Maximum Allowable Movement - Calculates Minimum and Maximum Move - One-Click Entry for Maxim Camera Relays and MicroGuide - One-Click Entry for CCDSoft Camera Relays and DirectGuide - Telescope Park Test - Dome Movement Test - Dome Shutter Open and Close Test - Guider Alarm Test - Telescope Tracking On and Off Tests - Email Test

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