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Last updated: 23 September 2004
This page is for user comments on Astronomy software for the PC, Macintosh, or Palm OS systems. Items that are more "review" oriented will be posted on the Astronomy Software Reviews page. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.


Subject:	Freewhare
Sent:	Wednesday, September 22, 2004 09:49:02
From:	RWIEDERRICH@cs.com (RWIEDERRICH@cs.com)
How on earth do I get a copy of Astrostack or Registax? 
Thanks for all your good work on your site.
Mike here: Visit the appropriate developer's web site. Links are on the Astronomy Links page.
Subject:	Is the ToUcam Pro II compatible with Mac?
Sent:	Saturday, September 18, 2004 16:26:38
From:	GHADJIGEORGE@houston.rr.com (GHADJIGEORGE@houston.rr.com)
I am switching over from PC to Mac and was wondering if my ToUcam can
come over too. If the software isn't compatible, is the camera itself
compatible? Also, are there any good programs like Registax for Mac?

Thanks,
Nick
Mike here: You may need a driver and an app; I don't have the camera but any software that works with a webcam should work. Keith's Image Stacker is (currently) the only stacking app (besides Photoshop) for the Mac.
Subject:	Lunar Mosaics; Software
Sent:	Friday, September 3, 2004 12:51:21
From:	Graham, John L (Graham@udri.udayton.edu)
A while back I was asking about software to help assemble mosaics from
LPI images. The problem was field rotation resulting from using an
altazimuth mount. A lot of simple image processing packages allow you to
rotate images, but getting the rotation right is very difficult;
particularly with you're trying to stitch together several images.
Panorama maker by ArcSoft was described in a recent article in Sky &
Telescope and I've found this software works very well with the LPI. The
attached image of the Moon was assembled from 16 source images taken
with the Meade LPI at the prime focus of a Meade DS-2130 on the evening
of July 28, 2004. The original BMP is a little sharper, but the JPEG
isn't bad. As soon as the weather cooperates I'd like to try this with
stellar images.

-John
Moon
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