A Stony Brook Student’s Guide to Using CCDSoft CCDSoft, and the reader is referred to SBIG’s manual if more information is desired. CCDSoft is a Microsoft Windows-based CCD camera control, data In addition to CCDSoft’s extensive page PDF User’s Manual. I have CCDSoft version 5 with a printed manual. I bought this recently on Astromart but found it duplicates software that I already have (Astroart, Photoshop ).

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CCDSoft will become the data acquisition tool for your observatory. Easily Autoguide with the Imager.

If you are an experienced observer, you know the necessity of highly dependable hardware. Riflescope Accessories Weather Stations, Clocks, Histogram window contains a useful toolbar with buttons for setting the contrast. Using the new Color tab in cddsoft Camera control window to acquire color images, its easily combine them. Reduce a single image or an entire folder of images. The red, green and blue channels can even acquired at different bin modes than the Luminance channel.

Scope City’s Current Promotions. Additionally, free updates are available hours a ccdsooft via our Downloads page. By combining power with ease of use, CCDSoft is charting a new course for astronomical image processing software. Msnual are many of the integrated features. Camera status is always displayed on the Camera Control window and status contains detailed status descriptions. Spin buttons for quickly changing background and range values.

View and edit the FITS file headers.


CCDSoft Version 5 User Guide

When you use an integrated package for acquiring your CCD images, your productivity will increase dramatically. In conjunction with TheSky, the telescope’s declination is automatically accounted for when calibrating Autoguider and Autoguiding.

This applies to your software as well. Technical Support Software Bisque’s support team consists of many experienced Ccdskft astronomers who regularly spend their free time at the telescope. Whether you are manually pointing your telescope using encoders, or have a fully robotic system, CCDSoft will automatically stamp your FITS images with the important information required for scientific processing of the image.

Apply them during ccfsoft acquisition or post acquisition. All autoguiding functions available to Imager and all Imager functions available to Autoguider.

CCDSoft Version 5 User Guide – Software Bisque

Simultaneously autoguide with two cameras! The file name of the automatically saved image contains the color channel information. Nature provides cvdsoft obstacles to overcome and you don’t want your software to become another one. Multi-threaded camera kernel perform image processing, for example, while acquiring CCD images. You are in control of your CCD camera, and not the other way ’round.

The duration depends on how long you hold down the button. Use a Filter wheel on Autoguider! A Friendly, Dependable Tool.

Autoguider treated equal to Imager. CCDSoft was written and tested ccdsofft experienced observers. This level of integration simply cannot be attained by collecting myriad software for observatory control from different vendors. Graphically view Autoguider calibration results. You’ll enjoy the benefits of integration and scripting to increase your observatory’s productivity.

With built-in support for the complete line of SBIG cameras, and optional support for many other popular camera models, CCDSoft is the tool most used when capturing your favorite deep-space objects or hunting for undiscovered celestial treasures. All our software has been fundamentally designed with integration in mind and takes advantage of the latest software technologies to accomplish this.


Hundreds of hours of testing under actual observing conditions provided the insight for developing the CCDSoft user interface to ensure that you spend your time gathering data instead of fumbling in the dark.

Combined, we have over 50 years of experience CCD imaging on staff. Easily average or median combine bias, dark frame subtract and flat-field images. Apply background and range settings to all images automatically with a click of a button. October 16, Quality Our products have gained world-wide acceptance for many reasons.

CCDSoft automatically saves files for you. Differing declinations are automatically accounted for when calibrating and during Autoguiding. We work hard to provide a friendly, intuitive user interface to all our products.

The benefits of software apply to any telescope system! In conjunction with TheSky, AutoSave images automatically use the target object’s name as part of the file name.

Autoguiding is computed based on speeds for all four independent axes North, South, East and West.