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Astrophotography Lab


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Worth a look:  http://lars-frogner.github.io/Astrophotography-Lab/index.html   (and it's free!)




Astrophotography Lab (APLab) is a free program intended for anyone interested in astrophotography. It has two main purposes:

Interpreting data extracted from your astrophotos to produce useful information.

Using this information as a help for further improving your imaging results.

Here are some of the things you can do with APLab:

Automatically estimate the optimal ISO and exposure time for the object you want to image.

Automatically calculate gain, read noise, full-well capacity and other sensor characteristics of your camera.

Calculate the signal-to-noise ratio, skyglow, dynamic range etc. simply by selecting areas of an image.

Find out how camera settings and imaging conditions will affect your images by plotting graphs or simulating a synthetic image.

Measure the field of view or angular distances in your image.

Get useful information about your camera, optics, image and imaging conditions.

Explore potential imaging targets by viewing their size in the field of view, and obtaining information about their location in the sky.



Have installed and had a quick look but not had a chance to play with it yet, but looks to have some useful tools.


Edit:  Just to add that this tool is more about planning your imaging settings (exposure, ISO etc) prior to doing any imagins, rather than use during a session.





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