Author - Doug George

CCD Imaging 101

Raw CCD images are exceptional but not perfect.  Due to the digital nature of the data many of the imperfections can be compensated for or calibrated out of the final image through digital image processing.  This page contains some basic definitions used in CCD imaging that you will encounter from time to time: Composition of...

MaxIm DL Extras

Extras from Diffraction Limited Camera and Filter Wheel Plug-in API for MaxIm DL Pro. This is our proprietary plug-in interface for writing camera and filter wheel drivers.  Source code for a simple simulator is included. Additional features are available under NDA. ASCOM Drivers are supported for most external equipment, including cameras, filter wheels, focusers, telescopes, domes,...

SBIG FITS Extensions (SBIGFITSEXT 1.0)

This is an extension to the FITS Standard, which was originally written by Matt Longmire with input from the vendors of popular CCD imaging software packages. It provides definitions for keywords commonly used for CCD imaging software packages, with a goal of improving compatibility when transferring FITS documents between the packages. The standard document (PDF...