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Under control


All numerical data and results in Astroart can be easily accessed and verified, using an intuitive user interface.

From a single pixel to a list of objects, everything is under control for reliable astrometry and photometry.
 

Plate solving


Astroart contains an extremely fast plate solving engine, to assign coordinates to an image. Try it with the demo version.
Plate solving
This can be also used with the telescope, to automatic center an object after a "GOTO", even when the object is outside the field of view.
 

Comets


Several filters (MCM, RW, rotational gradient) can be used to study faint structures and jets inside comets.

These filters are performed with realtime preview, to easily find the best parameters.
 

Masking


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

Masks can be created using a Formula (for example: all pixels below a constant) or using the mouse, just like in graphic programs.
 

Astrometry and photometry


The astrometric and photometric calibration is a key feature of Astroart since version 1.0. It is assisted by a star atlas which supports all major catalogs.
Astrometry
Reference stars can be assigned automatically or even manually thanks to the realism of the atlas.

The star atlas


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).

Star atlas   Star atlas

All major star catalogs are supported. Planning your observations becomes easy and intuitive.
 

MPC reports


After measuring RA, DEC. and magnitude of minor planets or comets, a correctly formatted report should be sent to the MPC.
MPC reports
Astroart automatically creates a correct report from your measures.
 

Annotations


Annotations are figures and label placed over the image, on an separated layer.
MPC reports
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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