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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Apply them during image acquisition or post acquisition. Nature provides enough obstacles to overcome and you don’t want your software to become another one.

All of the Imager’s options are accessible for Autoguiding. Technical Support Software Bisque’s support team consists of many experienced CCD astronomers who regularly spend their free time at the telescope.

Add or change or delete keyword values. 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. In conjunction with TheSky, AutoSave images automatically use the target object’s name as part of the file name.

Quality Our products have gained world-wide acceptance for many reasons. Autoguiding is computed based on speeds for all four independent axes North, South, East and West.

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At Riverside Telescope Makers Conference one year, we left our computer momentarily unattended and came back to find cdsoft year-olds taking CCD images! Our users continuously provide suggestions and ideas for improvement. Human intervention would make this task impossible.


Combined, we have over 50 years of experience CCD imaging on staff. CCDSoft was written and cccdsoft by experienced observers. If you are an experienced observer, you know the necessity of highly dependable hardware. Dependability Software Bisque has been providing astronomy software for over 20 years, longer than any other company. Easily Autoguide with the Imager.

Additionally, free updates are available hours a day via our Downloads page. The FITS header is automatically saved with the following parameters: New Histogram Window Histogram is now modeless and always available. Here are a few reasons.

Here are many of the integrated features. Modeless, “tabbed” camera control window is always available. Reduce a single image or an entire folder of images.

Spin buttons for quickly changing background and range values. Software Bisque Astronomical Books Software. See below for just a few reasons Supernova search function zooms to galaxies present on the image for further inspection.

October 16, In fact, CCDSoft is a core component of a completely automated and unattended satellite image-acquisition observatory at Edward’s Air Force base. CCDSoft’s comprehensive manual and detailed help will guide you each step of your journey.

Centering objects has never been easier. Easily move guide star to any pixel on your CCD. The Minor planet position is computed by TheSky. Intuitive tree-control for easy maintenance of Reduction Groups. Apply background and range settings to all images automatically with a click of a button. CCDSoft automatically saves files for you. You’ll enjoy the benefits of integration and scripting to increase your observatory’s productivity.


Simultaneously autoguide with two cameras! For example, a recent survey indicates that most people doing accurate astrometry spend on average 20 minutes to determine the coordinates of unknown objects on an image. Using the new Color tab in the Camera control window to acquire color images, its easily combine them.

Integrated Software for Observatory Control CCDSoft is part of an integrated software suite that can observatory control your observatory hardware. Easily average or median combine bias, dark frame subtract and flat-field images.

CCDSoft Version 5 User Guide – Software Bisque

No typing in file names, mamual times, image coordinates, and the like during data acquisition. All autoguiding functions available to Imager and all Imager functions available to Autoguider. Riflescope Accessories Weather Stations, Clocks, Simply click on the various graphed points to view the corresponding image. So whether in the field or at your desk, quick answers to your questions are always available. You are in control of your CCD camera, and not the other way ’round.

The telescope’s motorized focuser can be adjusted from within CCDSoft. Temperature is always displayed for both the Imager and Autoguider.