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 @ The Astronomical Hobbyist 2016

Like most amateur astronomers these days, I use computer software to help with planning an evening’s viewing, producing finder charts, driving telescopes and cameras, then processing observations during the cloudy evenings that usually follow a spell of good viewing skies. This list of software are packages that I use for most of my endeavours. I mention these software programs not because I have any commercial benefit, but because I regard them as excellent programs that might be of use if  any are unknown to you.


Planning software: -  

Astroplanner from http://www.astroplanner.net/ by Paul Rodman.

Occult 4 from http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/occult4.htm by David Herald (Freeware)

Lunar Occultation Workbench from http://www.doa-site.nl/ by Eric Limburg (Freeware)


Charting software: -

SkyMap Pro 11 from http://www.skymap.com/ by Chris Marriott.

Ursa Minor Pro 3 from http://www.ursaminor.hu/ by Tamas Butuza

Guide 9.0 from http://www.projectpluto.com  by Project Pluto

Lunar Phase Pro from http://www.lunarphasepro.com/ by Gary Nugent

Lunar Map Pro from http://www.riti.com

Virual Moon Atlas 5 from http://www.ap-i.net/avl/en/start by Patrick Chevalley (Freeware)


Imaging Software:-

PHD Autoguiding from http://www.stark-labs.com/phdguiding.html by Stark Labs (Freeware)

Backyard EOS from https://www.otelescope.com/index.php?/home/ by Guylain Rochon

HandyAVI 4.3 from http://www.azcendant.com/ by Howard C. Anderson

SharpCap from http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/ (Freeware)


Processing Software: -

Registax 6 from http://www.astronomie.be/registax/ by Cor Berrevoets (Freeware)

AIP4WIN 2 from www.willbell.com by Richard Berry and James Burnell

VirtualDub from http://www.virtualdub.org/ by Avery Lee (Freeware)

Astroart 6 from www.msb-astroart.com

Reduc V5 friom http://www.astrosurf.com/hfosaf/ by Florent Losse (Mailware)

Computer Software that I Use