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Some of My Favorite Astronomy Programs

AstroPlanner 10.3mb ZIP file

 Astronomical observation planning, logging and telescope control software

AutoStitch 1.1mb ZIP file

Fully automatic 2D image stitcher. Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input whatsoever

Best Pair II 463kb ZIP file

Software for picking the two best stars for auto alignment with Meade & Celestron scopes

Background Subtraction Tool 1.7mb .EXE file

Utilized to produce uniform backgrounds for digital images captured with this unique inverted optical microscope

Black Frame 381kb ZIP file

Proven to be one of the best HotPixels removal ever written

Caldwell Catalog 19kb pdf file

List of 109 objects covering both hemispheres that were not listed by Messier. Adobe .pdf file

Cartes du Ciel 4.1mb EXE file

Free sky atlas for windows that provides access to catalogs and photographs (Sky charts in english)

CCD Calculator 3.52mb EXE file

A Visual Calculator for Matching Telescope and Camera

Celestia 1.4.1 1.5mb EXE file

A free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions

Dark Adapted 4.7mb ZIP file

Modifies your screen gamma settings so that you may preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer.

Dark Sky Stacker 7.9mb ZIP file

Freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures and is specialized in dealing with RAW files from DSLRs. TIFF, JPEG, BMP and PNG files are also supported

DSLR Control 1.5mb ZIP file

DSLRControl provides automated exposures for a Canon DSLR using Etienne Bonduelle's new guiding interface.

GeoDomes02 195kb ZIP file

Windows program that calculates all the parameters
you need to construct your own dome.

GuideDog 1.0.6 2.1mb ZIP file

Guidedog allows you to use your webcam to autoguide any ASCOM supported telescope mount. In addition, mounts with a CCD Guide Port can be guided through a parallel port based relay box.

Herschel 400 36kb pdf file

The Herschel 400 is a list of deep sky objects that is a sort of "second list" after the Messier objects.

Imerge 1.2 36kb ZIP file

Program which allows multiple images to be placed onto a large virtual 'canvas', and arranged to produce a single large composite image

Iris 3.5mb ZIP file

 An astronomical images processing software Version 5.41 March 19, 2007

Jup/Sat 114 746kb ZIP file

Calculates and displays the positions of Jupiter's four main (Galilean) moons

Lunar 100 168kb pdf file


Lunar Phase Pro Demo 12mb EXE file

Graphically displays the current phase of the moon and much more.

Meade AutoStar Pec Tool 3.5mb ZIP file

PEC Utility Tool. For use with Meade LX200GPS and RCX400 Telescopes

Messier Checklist 12kb pdf file


Messier Marathon Checklist 7kb pdf file


Neat Image 2.2mb EXE file

A digital filter designed to reduce visible noise in digital photographic images. A standalone application, no other software needed to run

Newt 72kb ZIP file

A newtonian telescope design program that ray traces the telescope checking for vignetting, optimizes diagonal size, calculates baffle size and position, and a lot more

Night Cal 1.5mb ZIP file

Produces a single A4 sheet monthly calendar telling the user when it gets dark, when the Moon rises and sets and what the Moon should look like when it does make an appearance

Observation Log 27kb pdf file


PHD Guiding 2.9mb ZIP file

PHD Guiding is designed to be "Push Here Dummy" simple, yet provide powerful, intelligent auto-guiding of your telescope.

PhotoShop Fits Liberator 1.9mb EXE file


Registax 3 877kb EXE file

Freeware tool for alignment, stacking and processing of BMP or AVI image sequences.

Registax 4 1.1mb EXE file

Freeware tool for alignment, stacking and processing of BMP or AVI image sequences.

Scope Designer 3.4mb CAB file

FREE Software to analyze your telescope design.

Scope Driver 3.0.2 10.9mb ZIP file

30 Day Trail. ScopeDriver lets you connect your computer to your astronomical telescope.

Sketch Observing Log 41kb pdf file


Sky Chart III Demo 4.1 mb EXE file

Planetarium program displaying the sky from anywhere on Earth, in the solar system, or in the Milky Way, and for any point in time in the future or past

Stellarium 0.8.2 17.3mb ZIP file

Freeware that renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time

Virtual Moon Atlas Basic 8.9mb EXE file

This software can visualize the Moon aspect for every date and hour. It permits also to study lunar formations with unique databse and pictures library.

Meade AutoStar ASU Program Version 1.69 mb EXE. file

Meade's AutoStar ASU Program  ver.

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