Category Archives: Software

Polar Scope Align v4.7 released for iOS!

February 28, 2019 // by ecuador

WHAT’S NEW v4.7: – Landscape mode on iPad for all screens (daytime tool and bubble level will not rotate while you are using them). (Pro) – Dawes/Rayleigh limit calculator. (Pro) – World Magnetic Model calculator. (Pro) – Switched to WMM2015 v2 for the compass magnetic declination. (Pro) – Covington Grid Method for Polaris circle reticles. […]

Polar Scope Align v4.0: new Watch extension

June 18, 2018 // by ecuador

Major release, especially for Apple Watch users, featuring a new Watch extension taking advantage of . A quick preview: New Watch Features: – Moon Phase view added to the first screen, moon/sun rise/set times on second screen. – New (third) screen with the Xasteria weather report. – Reticle zoom slider. – Ability to switch mode […]

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Originally made for myself to compensate my ZEQ25’s polar scope reticle centering error, I made it available through the Apple app store in a free ad-supported version and a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 […]