The value of SkyTools Imaging is that it 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 have you 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? Just imagine if you had a tool that could search every
known object for the ones that are suitable for your imaging
When it comes down to it, 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.
filter, any camera, any telescope
most advanced imaging scheduler available, even including
Target Selection Tool
generates ACP Plans
projects directly to ACP Scheduler and calculates the optimum
constraints to use
observations in Real Time via direct telescope control
keeps track of your progress for each mosaic tile and filter
in your project
plan mosaics for large objects
preview, exposure calculator, plot your images in
the chart background
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.