Imaging Doctor: CCDInspector

S&T: Craig Michael Utter
Amateurs seeking the best-possible images from their astrophotography setups should consider CCDInspector ($149) from CCDWare. The software provides on-the-fly analysis of images captured with astronomical and DSLR cameras to determine a telescope’s collimation and camera tilt, as well as any field curvature of the optical system. The program also offers real-time monitoring of telescope focus, tracking, and atmospheric seeing, which are all important factors affecting image resolution. Further information and a free trial version of the program are available from the company’s website.

Contact: CCDWare, www.ccdware.com

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