CCDNavigator 2.1 | 3.9 Mb
CCDNavigator allows astrophotographers to plan an evenings imaging session by exploring more than 28,000 deep sky objects from 18 celestrial catalogs. Because a thumbnail is included for all 28,000 objects, you can quickly determine if a target merits inclusion in an imaging session and you can easily hunt down and image little known objects. With its advanced image planning tools, you can take full advantage of every minute of your dark sky.
Image Something New Every Night! Choose targets from "The Advanced Imager Catalog" consisting of objects imaged by some of the world's best imagers or use a second catalog, "The Deep Sky Explorer Catalog", that combines 28 astronomical catalogs. Because a thumbnail is included for all 28,000 objects, you can quickly determine if a target merits inclusion in an imaging session and you can easily hunt down and image little known objects.
Target Criteria controls let you manage the types and numbers of objects presented. You can filter objects by availability, classification (galaxy, nebula, etc.), constellation, size, brightness and the amount of time the target is available. This allows you to concentrate on objects that "fit" your system and to plan automated all-night imaging runs. Details about the session are displayed and graphed including Sunrise and Sunset, start and end of darkness, plus information about the Moon’s dark cycle and possible interference.
Visually select targets from 28,000 objects in 28 catalogs.
Create single or multi-target imaging plans for export into popular automation programs such as CCDAP.
Advanced scheduler optimizes technical results. • Fully automatic guide star selection and exposure calculations
Interactive Preview positioning for perfect compositions.
Graphs show rise, transit and set times of targets and interference by the moon.
The next “Dark Cycle” of the moon is shown and 12 months of dark cycles can be viewed and exported to a calendar program.
A session graph shows the real-time allocation of each target selected for imaging and allows the user to adjust the allocations.
View DSS plates and SIMBAD data for any target based on your cameras field of view auto-guider positioning.
Local horizon lets you know when obstructions will interfere with a target.