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A number of applications have been written for processing images by enthusiastic and public spirited programmers (most are free). A list of some of the more useful and popular ones is given below. The links to the respective sites all worked last time I checked them, but you know what the 'Net is like.          

Imaging & Enhancement                         

Astro-snap

- by Axel Canicio Download HERE

An image acquisition program for web-cams with support for dark frames, video integration, the Vesta-SC camera modification etc.

Astrovideo

- by COAA Download a trial version HERE

Real-time stacking and video-integration of AVI frames.

Iris

 - by Christian Buil Download HERE

Astro - image manipulation and enhancement.

K3ccd Tools

 - by Peter Katreniak  Download HERE

Video capture, selection, alignment and export of groups of frames. Can convert groups of BMPs to AVIs and viceversa.

Imaging

Desire

-by Steve Chambers Download HERE

Simple image capture program specifically produced to work with Steve's Vesta-SC long exposure modification (works with other webcams too).

Enhancement

Astrostack

 - by R.J.Stekelburg Download HERE.

A program to stack a series of images taken in either AVI or bmp format , enhance them and save as a  Fits or bmp file. Includes auto-alignment of the images.

Aviedit

 - Same author Download HERE

Allows viewing and editing of AVI files to bmp, make AVI movies from bmps and more.

Fits2bmp

 - by Patrick Chevalley Download HERE

Inputs Fits and bmp files, has astro - image enhancement facilities and outputs as Fits or bmp. (in French)

Registax

 - by Cor Berrevoets  Download HERE

Registration, stacking and processing of lunar and planetary images in AVI and BMP formats.

These programs were available when last checked in January 2012

 

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