Code Obsession unveils Observatory ($79.95), an image management and processing software for Mac computers. Observatory helps you organize, process, and analyze professional astronomical images as well as your own data. The program allows you to search and import raw professional data from NASA and the ESO for research or to process yourself. Observatory supports FITS, SBIG, TIFF, JPG, PNG, or RAW format images, and includes all the tools necessary to calibrate, align, and combine images. The program also has tools to identify the objects in your images, including all the Messier, NGC/IC, PGC, Tycho-2, UCAC4, USNO-A2.0 catalogs. Requires OS X 10.11 or higher.
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