Category Archives: Software

Polar Scope Align for iPhone and iPad v3.1 released!

April 4, 2017 // by ecuador

WHAT’S NEW v3.1: -Astro calculators: Over 15 calculators useful for observing and astrophotography, from eyepiece magnification and field of view, to imaging resolution and reducers. (Pro) -Xasteria uses the 7Timer! service which will be, unfortunately, unavailable for technical reasons for quite a while. Thus, a link to an alternative weather report is provided, and my […]

Xasteria 1.9 released! World Astro Weather Report for iOS

March 27, 2017 // by ecuador

What’s New v1.9 -The 7Timer! service that Xasteria uses will be down for technical reasons. The 7Timer! people are sending their apologies, it is unfortunately an issue beyond their direct control. An alternative weather report link is added for the meantime, and Xasteria will connect to its own server on app launch and notify users […]

Processing a (noisy) DSLR image stack with StarTools

November 20, 2016 // by ecuador

Using a DSLR camera for astrophotography has you dealing with quite noisy data, and the issue is compounded if you are shooting from the city under light-polluted skies. Noisy data gives you a hard time when processing, so it would initially take me quite some time and effort to get to pleasing results, even with dedicated […]

EOS Camera Movie Record Tablet Tweak

May 8, 2015 // by ecuador

Update July 6 2015: Canon SDK update with support for EOS 5DS/760D/750D. There is a nice little free program called EOS Camera Movie Record that allows you to capture 5x live-view video from your camera, which is the best way to do planetary photography for most Canon DSLRs (with the exception of 550D and 60D which have the […]

Polar Scope Align 1.0 for iPhone and iPad released.

March 3, 2015 // by ecuador

Originally made for myself to compensate my ZEQ25’s polar scope reticle centering error, I made it available through the Apple app store in a free ad-supported version and a paid Pro version with a few extra features (such as manually setting the date, time, location if you don’t want to use the current time/gps location […]