uniMap → features
(version 0.003 pre-alpha)


    • automatic detection of stars using several catalogs: SAO, HIPPARCOS, TYCHO-2, USNO B1.0, NOMAD, 2MASS, GSC
    • automatic image mapping of DSO by Messier, NGC/IC, HYPERLEDA, UGC, MGC
    • automatic mapping of radio sources, xray/gamma sources, supernovas, extra-solar planets, asteroids, comets and artificial earth satellites
    • on click details (catalog info, measurements, spectrum, note and citations) for detected stars and galaxies. Data is mostly fetched from online source like Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station , Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia, NASA Orbital Information, NED - NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database .. etc.
    • access to imaging from various surveys(DSS, etc)
    • draw constellations lines+artwork for several cultures( Western, Chinese, Norse, Navajo, etc)
    • in image object/source search tool
    • Astronomical Distances Measurement Tool - measure distances in the sky between stars and galaxies
    • equatorial grid overlay
    • 2D image distortion grid (test)
    • 3D image distortion
    • 3D image color graph
    • image processing(color/filters)
    • Image tagging with automatic EXIF data extraction(if available), position, target details, equipment used, weather conditions and text/record audio notes
    • Can open/save images in any of the formats: FITS, JPEG, TGA, BMP, GIF, TGA, TIFF, PSD, and a number of raw formats from digital cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, FujiFilm, Minolta, Olympus.
    • can print images with or without annotations
    • can upload/download/browse images and analysis data associated to an online collaboration site
    • customize the appearance (objects marks/units/lines/paths/etc)

    • works with multiple cameras simultaneous
    • most digital and web cameras are supported however only Canon Eos is fully implemented as per their SDK.
    • telescope and focus control. Does goto to any of the available catalog targets, tracking, and guiding. It works with ascom as well as a full implementation of the communication specification for meade and Celestron
    • realtime graphs: image histogram, weather conditions and focus

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Created by: Larry Lart