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Flat Fields and Stray Light in Amateur Telescopes

(The Ugly Truth - Its more Complicated than you ever thought!) A lot of users struggle with flat fields that don’t work well, and leave gradients in their images, or hot spots, or other hard-to-process-out artifacts. As a result they have resorted to twilight flats and other techniques to get better results. In this paper...

MaxIm DL Extras

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)

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...