SkyTools 4 will change the way you do imaging

SkyTools Imaging replaces guesswork with accurate calculations. It can accurately estimate the signal to noise ratio under any conditions, allowing for much higher quality planning. Currently, imagers use experience, rules of thumb and generalizations to decide what to image, when to image, how long to expose in total, and what sub exposure times to use. In the end it is all guesswork. 

How much time is wasted on targets that are beyond the capabilities of the imaging system? Or wasted by imaging the same objects that have already been imaged a million times? Imagine a tool that could search every known object for the ones that are suitable for your imaging system.

Unique Things SkyTools 4 Imaging Can Do For You

  • Find interesting and unusual objects that are within reach of your telescope & camera 

  • Optimize your images with the optimum filter order and sub exposure times for your current conditions

  • Make the most efficient use of your imaging time

  • Organize your projects, track your goals, and archive your observations

Smart Planning

Imagers have no real way to know how long they need to expose to reach the result that they want, and they basically guess at the conditions needed to obtain the best results for a given filter. SkyTools 4 replaces that guesswork with accurate calculations. 

  • Any filter, any camera, any telescope

  • The most advanced imaging scheduler available, even including professional observatories

  • Advanced Target Selection Tool - only objects that will make good images

  • Interactive composition and mosaic tool 

  • Automatically generates ACP Plans

  • Submits projects directly to ACP Scheduler and calculates the optimum constraints to use

  • Creates plans for

  • Make observations in Real Time via direct telescope control

  • Automatically keeps track of your progress for each mosaic tile and filter in your project

  • Graphically plan mosaics for large objects

  • Image preview, exposure calculator, plot your images in the chart background

  • Custom obstructed horizon used in all calculations

  • Full-function charts, extensive highly-corrected databases



SkyTools Imaging connects a new and highly accurate imaging model to the most highly-corrected and complete astronomical databases available, via an innovative user interface. It can be used to pick suitable target objects, predict how many exposures will be required to obtain the desired result, keep track of each projectís progress, and guide observations so that SNR is always maximized.

SkyTools 4 Imaging and make for a powerful combination. Click to find out more.