All numerical data and results in Astroart can be easily accessed and verified, using an intuitive
From a single pixel to a list of objects, everything is under control for reliable astrometry and photometry.
Astroart contains a precise and extremely fast plate solving engine, to assign coordinates to an image.
This can be also used with telescopes, to automatic center an object after a "GOTO", even when the object is outside the field of view.
Several filters (MCM, RW, rotational gradient) can be used to study faint structures and jets
These filters are performed with realtime preview, to easily find the best parameters.
Astroart includes a complete mask layer. Masks are used to analyze a part of the image, or
to apply a filter only on that part.
Masks can be created using a Formula (for example: all pixels below a constant) or using the mouse, just like in graphic programs.
The astrometric and photometric calibration was the main feature of Astroart since version 1.0. It
is assisted by a star atlas which supports all major catalogs.
Since 1998 many amateur astronomers have used Astroart for astrometry and photometry of minor planets and variable stars.
Optimized for millions of stars and minor planets, it can explore the fields
in realtime (all stars, up to 21° magnitude and half million minor planets).
For every star it's shown the maximum error of position and magnitude. Planning your observations is also easy and intuitive.
Annotations are figures and label placed over the image, on an separated layer.
They are saved as Comments in the FITS Header, so they are not lost even if you process the image with other software. They can be shared and edited with the free AvisFV FITS viewer.
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