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Reminder : all the texts / pictures in this web site Copyright S. Weiller, 1998-2016

Permission granted  to copy them, only for non commercial purpose if this site is clearly posted and cited as source.

mostly Windows & DOS Sites
Note that some softwares may appear in different tables
if they are doing more than one thing

Legend : SW= shareware, FW= freeware, TW= Trialware , LW Limitedware, W= downloadable from WWW ; L= language, M= mutilingual
Acc= Frame accumulation, LE= Long  time Exposures, TL =time lapse, FIT= FIT format
Webcams : *= all WFW, BW= grey scale QC; Rg= Image registration

Special softwares ...

Artensoft Tilt Shift Generator
http://www.tiltshiftgenerator.com/

Interesting to make a special kind of vision of your pictures with some parts in focus and some blurred.

Personnal softwares and utilities ...

BatchMaker

BatchMaker_US (Zip , Exe)
BatchMaker_Fr (Zip , Exe)

Gilbert Grillot & Sylvain Weiller FW Utility to quickly create batch files for Registax "Batch mode"  
Stereo*|*3D http://ggrillot.free.fr
http://sweiller.free.fr
Gilbert Grillot & Sylvain Weiller FW Compose 3D pictures & astronomical derotation
 
<1Mo
StereoVue http://ggrillot.free.fr/ Gilbert Grillot & Sylvain Weiller FW Rewriting and many improved features...
STEREO... http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/index.html Muttyan FW A great collection of 3D softwares :
Stereo Movie Maker, Stereo Movie Player, Stereo Photo Maker, 360 degree Stereo Panorama, StereoPhotoViewer, Stereogram Maker
RSP_Mover http://ggrillot.free.fr Gilbert Grillot & Sylvain Weiller FW Batch transformation of .RSP Registax files for reuse after directories moving or rename
Cropcenter here Gilbert Grillot & Sylvain Weiller FW Recenter images on a bigger one (when object of interest is near the sides)
REGISTAX 4 French language : lang_fr Sylvain Weiller FW To turn Registax V4 into french. Last version available !

ACQUISITION

Name

URL

Origin

F/S

Specials

L

cam

$

Eclipse Photography Software http://www.moonglowtechnologies.com/products/EclipseOrchestrator/index.shtml Fred Bruenjes FW DLSR controleur US
LIMOVIE

http://www005.upp.so-net.ne.jp/k_miyash/occ02/limovie_en.html

See work at : http://www4.tpgi.com.au/users/daveg/astrovideos/namausa.pdf

Kazuhisa Miyashita FW Measure of intensities in AVIs US
UFO-Capture http://sonotaco.com/soft/e_index.html FW &
T W
Most powerfull Motion detector with DV camcorder live input accepted ! US
ASTROVIDEO No more link contact me ... COAA software SW

Acc, FIT

US *
VEGA No more link contact me ... Colin Bownes FW

Acc, FIT (16 & 32 bits), TL
Lots of great features !

M *
QCV2 http://www.astrosurf.com/dallmon/html/qcsoftware.html Dave Allmon FW

LE (300 sec !)

US BW
AVIEDIT http://www.am-soft.ru/setup.exe Alexander Milukov SW

TL

M *
ECLIPSEQC No more link contact me ... Jean-Paul Godard FW

Eclipse TL

Fr *
ASTROQC http://astroqc.free.fr/ Jean-Paul Godard FW Fr *
WEBCAM III No more link contact me ... Creative W

Ergonomic

US VP
QCFOCUS No more link contact me ... Patrick Chevalley FW

Focusing

US *
CAMZOOM No more link contact me ... Achay Doan FW

Acc

Fr BW
FOTOQCVC No more link contact me ... Alfonso Pulido FW
ASTRO-BV http://www.ra-dec.de/bv/ Jürgen Liesmann FW

Acc

CAME No more link contact me ... TsuruZoh Tachibanaya FW

Digital cameras using SpacLite

ASTROSNAP http://www.astrosnap.com Axel Canicio FW

The best software for acquisition with webcams ! Full support of VP-SC and lots of other incredible features !

M
Controlcam No more link contact me ... Micro Application

Best motion detection software for all webcams

20E
AVI_IO http://www.avi-io.com/ LW Avi capture with many parameters (delay...) US
iCatch No more link contact me ... FW Capture for modified 1004x cameras US
StereoTracker No more link contact me ... FW 3D stereo Capture with 2 USB  webcams US ! 7Mo !
Hocus No more link contact me ... FW Uses output from digital cameras US

Reminder : all the texts / pictures in this web site Copyright S. Weiller, 1998-2010

Permission granted  to copy them, only for non commercial purpose if this site is clearly posted and cited as source.

VISUALISATION / CONVERSION

Name

URL

Origin

F/S

Specials

L

$

AVI2BMP http://avi2bmp.free.fr is lost !
Get the last version I got from Emmanuel (050b)
Emmanuel Depigny FW AVI -> BMP
with Crop, FIT
M
IRIS http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/us/iris/iris.htm Christian Buil FW AVI -> FIT M
FITS2BMP No more link contact me ... Patrick Chevalley FW FIT -> BMP US
ASTROTRI No more link contact me ... Gilbert Grillot FW BMP -> JPG
Selection...
Fr
PSP http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Home Jasc softwares SW ALL - FIT M
LURAWAVE http://www.luratech.com/products/lurawave Luratech TW Wavelet, JPEG 2000 US
JPEG2000 http://www.jpeg2000info.com/ NEWS US
JPGSAVER No more link contact me ... US
QCAMCOPY No more link contact me ... Patrick Chevalley FW BMP -> FIT, PIC, 8 & 16 bits  Fr
ASTROIMA No more link contact me ... Patrick Chevalley FW Visualisation many formats Fr
FITS ANIMATOR http://www.astrosurf.com/ccdbazar/D-Logiciels/FitsAnim/FitsAnim01.html Philippe Martignole FW FIT -> GIF Fr
XNVIEW http://www.xnview.com/fr/ Claude Charries FW multimedia viewer, browser and converter

M
HandyAVI http://www.astroshow.com/handyavi/handyavi.htm Howard C. Anderson FW Visualisation cropping, bestof US
VirtualDub http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/ FW Most of the technical operations you will ever have to do on AVI files !! US

ASTRO PROCESSING

DeepSkyStacker http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html ? FW Automatic preprocessing / registering of deep sky images including RAW !! M  
IRIS http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/ Christian Buil FW Most powerful ! Rg of most even large objects M $
PSP http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Home Jasc softwares SW ALL - no FIT M
AVI2BMP No more link contact me ... Emmanuel Depigny FW Fastest Very good planetary Rg
for objects circled with dark background only
Saves BMP or FIT 
M
ASTROSTACK 2
http://www.astrostack.com R.J. Stekelenburg FW Very good Rg of most even large objects US
MAXIM DL  V3 DEMO No more link contact me ... Cyanogen TW Rg of most objects
Plenty of powerful filters (Maxentropy...) 
US
GIMP WIN http://www.gimp.org FW FREE PSP like,
Not many Filters yet
US
PERFECT PHOTO No more link contact me ... PSP like US 30
REGISTAR http://www.aurigaimaging.com/ TW Deep Sky Rg US
FITS Image Processing No more link contact me ... Franck Jan Sorenson SW US
StellaImage http://www.astroarts.com TW US
MIRA http://www.physics.sfasu.edu/astro/software.html US ++
MoonStack http://www.astrosurf.com/eroyer/MoonStack/MoonStack.htm Eric Royer FW Moon Rg !! Fr
The Panorama Factory http://www.panoramafactory.com/ John Strait FW Panorama & mosaics US
ImagePlus http://www.mlunsold.com/ Powerfull demo US
AstroAlign http://arnholm.org/ Carsten A. Arnholm FW Realign colors planes US
K3CCDTools http://www.pk3.org/Astro/ Peter Katreniak FW Capture, alignment, export
REGISTAX V3 http://www.astronomie.be/registax/about.html Cor Berrevoets FW Exceptionnal AVI, SER and stills registration
RSP_Mover
(For Registax V3)

http://ggrillot.free.fr/astro/programmes/RSP_Mover.zip

Also on Registax site now...

Gilbert Grillot FW You have moved your AVIs and .RSP files and you cannot reload/reprocess the AVIs ...
This freeware is the solution !
US
NEAT IMAGE http://www.neatimage.com/download.html

click on "Neat Image" picture at right of page.
PDF help  to download just below...
Also Intro : http://www.neatimage.com/howto.html

ABSoft FW Easy noise reduction
Keith's Image Stacker (Mac OS !) No more link contact me ... Keith Wiley FW Mac software !

Image stacking

US
BlackFrame NR http://www.mediachance.com/digicam/blackframe.htm Hot Pixels removal
Skeye No more link contact me ... FW Combining astro images
iMerge No more link contact me ... J Grove FW Combining astro images
Happix http://astrosurf.com/happix/ Vincent Cotrez FW astro images processing FR
PUREIMAGE http://www.mediachance.com/pureimage/index.html TW Wavelet Noise suppression US

 

Reminder : all the texts / pictures in this web site Copyright S. Weiller, 1998-2010

Permission granted  to copy them, only for non commercial purpose if this site is clearly posted and cited as source.

AUTOGUIDING

Guidemaster http://www.guidemaster.de Matthias Garzarolli FW US
DE
 
STARTRACK No more link contact me ... David Ditch FW US *
CAMZOOM http://members.aol.com/achay2/  Download on my site !! Achay Doan FW Fr BW
GUIDECAM http://members.aol.com/achay2/  Download on my site !! Achay Doan FW Fr *
SSS2KTLE No more link contact me ... Albert van Duin FW US upload TLE elements (for tracking satellites) to the SS2K (Vixen SkySensor 2000)
GUIDEDOG http://www.barkosoftware.com/GuideDog Steve Barkes FW US


PLANETARIUM et Cie

IRIS (SUNDOG) http://www.cce.ufes.br/jair/fis4/PhysEd_51_Rings_Sun_Moon.pdf Les Cowley FW Halo Simulation
Worldwind http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/ NASA FW Fly in 3D over Earth with a stunning 15 m/pixel resolution (US 1m) !!!
Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ Google FW+ Fly in 3D over Earth with the best available resolution on selected brownish zones !!!
GUIDE 7 http://www.projectpluto.com/
DEEPSKY2000 http://www.deepsky2000.com/
SKYGLOBE http://astro4.ast.vill.edu/skyglobe.htm
NAVIGATOR II No more link contact me ... ETX controler
Mars Previewer II No more link contact me ...
MoonPhase No more link contact me ...
SKYCHART III http://www.southernstars.com/  Demo or buy TW
Central Meridian of MARS No more link contact me ... Claude Duplessis SW M 15
Cartes du Ciel -Sky Charts http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/index.html Patrick Chevalley FW Free  (and famous) program to draw sky charts M
Virtual Atlas of the Moon http://astrosurf.com/avl/UK_index.html Patrick Chevalley & Christian Legrand. FW Incredible ! M
The Ultimate Messier Object Log (TUMOL) http://www.davidpaulgreen.com/tumol.html David Paul Green FW Large infos on Messier objects US
Overlooked Objects Log (OOLog) http://www.davidpaulgreen.com/oolog.html David Paul Green FW Overlooked Objects ! US
Computer programs and data related to satellite tracking No more link contact me ... FW
ISS Simulator http://www.zen32156.zen.co.uk/ Philip Masding FW Simulates aspect of ISS US
VSKYEVAL http://www.astronomie.de/bibliothek/software/dings/vsky/virtual-sky.htm
2003 Mars Simulation Stillness pictures Menu No more link contact me ... T.Ikemura Every 30 min ! US
SKY CHART No more link contact me ... P.Chevalley FW

 

Reminder : all the texts / pictures in this web site Copyright S. Weiller, 1998-2010

Permission granted  to copy them, only for non commercial purpose if this site is clearly posted and cited as source.

MISCELLEANOUS SOFTWARES

Starmax http://ggrillot.free.fr Gilbert Grillot & Sylvain Weiller FW Star trails creator - automatic & very easy to use ! Also darks & flats ! JPG, BMP, FIT, TIFF
mesXXI http://pagesperso-orange.fr/mesxxi.durand/index.html Jean-Claude Durand FW Mise en station - Telescope polar aligning
KEYPAD-LX200

http://djoye.chez-alice.fr/LX200Keypad_eng.html

Denis Joye FW Control the LX-200 from your PC (RS-232)
Autostitch http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html#licensing Matthew Brown FW Makes panoramas automatically
PEAS http://www.picb.ac.cn/~xushua/index.files/Download_PEAS.htm Jan Grecner FW PERIODIC ERROR ANALYZING SOFTWARE
ABERRATOR http://aberrator.astronomy.net/ 
WinPos No more link contact me ... Rik Blok
SDK Logitech No more link contact me ...
CCD Calc http://www.newastro.com/book_new/camera_app.html Ron Wodaski FW Shows your FOV with different intruments
Astrofot No more link contact me ... Peter Vasey FW CCD parameter calculator US
The Panorama Factory http://www.panoramafactory.com/ John Strait FW Panoramic pictures and mosaics US
Dimension 4 http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/index.html Rob Chambersv FW atomic clock to your PC US
Total Commander 8+ http://www.ghisler.com Christian Ghisler Partagiciel Best file tool, multi rename tool + lots lots more !!! M
Codecs (Divx...)

http://www.divx.com/

http://www.xvid.org/

Make, read DIVx...
Freewares mine :) http://www.stargazing.net/AstroTips/english/index.html FW mine ! US
MIRE http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/astrocam/files/calibration.jpg Calibrate screens
DivFix http://divfix.maxeline.com/divfix.html Recover flawed avis
Niteview http://niteview.software.informer.com/1.5/ FW Red screen US
DRIVERS !!! http://www.input-drivers.com/ All drivers for webcams, mouses, keyboard !!!
IR pictures http://home.freeuk.com/m.gavin/infrared.htm Filters
Olympus Camera Controller No more link contact me ... Peter Vasey FW US
Nikon Coolpix:

TheForce


http://www.smaal.info/astro_en/index.php/coolpix995_astro

http://velatron.com/dca/theforce/

FW Remote Shutter Software for Nikon Coolpix Cameras US
Casio QV:

Dicacontrol

http://www.dicasoft.de/ FW Remote Shutter Software for Casio QV cameras US
DirectIO http://www.direct-io.com/ SW Restores direct ports access under XP US
PortTalk http://www.beyondlogic.org/porttalk/porttalk.zip FW Restores direct ports access under XP US
WinCircuit http://alain.michel13.free.fr/ Alain Michel SW Make your printed circuits
Lossless AVI compresssion HUFYUV 2.1.1 FW US
ATLAS MICHELIN

If you need a detailled road map of England or anywhere alse ...

http://www.viamichelin.co.uk

MAC

NIH http://rsb.info.nih.gov/nih-image/ RSB FW Processing
CANON 10D
BIOS

updates

http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/EOS10D/10D_firmware-e.html FW US
Lynkeos http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/lynkeos/Lynkeos-app-0-4.dmg?download Jean-Etienne Lamiaud FW Processing of webcam images for OSX FR

US

LINUX SOFTWARES

http://3demi.net/astro/qastrocam/doc

Qastrocam http://3demi.net/astro/qastrocam/doc

Franck SICARD

FW

Multifunction acquisition for Philips compatible Webcams

FR
ALE No more link contact me ... GPL Registration US
LIN4ASTRO http://www.linux-live-cd.org/?Lin4astro Lin4Astro is a simplified linux distribution, contained in only 1 CD, and including all the stuff needed to acquire astronomical pictures using a webcam + much more !! US