All numerical data and results in Astroart can be easily accessed and verified, using an intuitive
From a single pixel to a list of objects, everything is under control for reliable astrometry and photometry.
Annotations are figures and labels placed over the image, on an separated layer.
They are saved as Comments in the FITS Header, so they are not lost even if you process the image with other software. They can be shared and edited with the free AvisFV FITS viewer.
Several filters (MCM, RW, rotational gradient) can be used to study faint structures and jets
These filters are performed with realtime preview, to easily find the best parameters.
The astrometric and photometric calibration is a key feature of Astroart since its first release. It
can be assisted by a star atlas which supports all major catalogs.
Photometry on sequences can be quickly setup, and custom reports with graphs can be easily generated.
After measuring the coordinates or magnitude of a celestial object, a formatted report can be quickly displayed:
The example above shows a MPC report. Other reports (AAVSO for example) can be created with the command Batch Photometry or with scripts.
Optimized for millions of stars and minor planets, it can explore the fields
in realtime (all stars, up to 21° magnitude and one million minor planets).
All major star catalogs are supported. Planning your observations becomes easy and intuitive.