MaxIm DL Pro: all features including DSLR and CCD control, mini planetarium, AO, filter wheels, rotator, dome, photometry
* MaxIm DL Pro Suite: Pro with MaxPoint telescope mount modelling and pointing refinement
MaxIm DL IP: all image processing and analysis features, no equipment control, reads DSLR Raw frames
New Equipment Control Features
Built-in Rotator control
Built-in Dome control with slaving, shutter operation
Support for second focuser and filter wheel for autoguider
Built-in mini planetarium with All Sky view and Zoom view
Instantly overlay camera images
Search extensive catalog database by multiple criteria
FOV indicator with Rotator control via mouse
See all equipment status at a glance
Autocenter now accepts PinPoint calibration
Automatic pier flip tracking
Autofocus V-curve display
Improved camera setup
Larger camera control window with most camera settings in one view
Camera control presets let you quickly change between your favorite settings for find, focus, center, and acquisition sequences
Instantly swap cameras
Improved focus information displays with trend graphs
User-configurable camera, guider, and focus status displays
Virtual keyboard for number entry in the dark
Note: MaxIm DL Pro Suite, 890-10582 is the same as 890-10581, with MaxPoint (w/Max DSLR) added.
MaxPointTM : Telescope Mount Modelling Software
A frequent problem with GOTO telescopes is that they retain pointing accuracy only over a small area of the sky where you're working. Various mechanical errors conspire to degrade the accuracy as you travel away from the initial "sync" position. As a result, your intended target is often entirely out of the field of view of your CCD camera. Whole Sky Pointing Accuracy
MaxPointTM is designed to solve this problem through mount modelling. When you first set up MaxPoint, it creates a model of your telescope mount, including any polar axis misalignment, offsets, and mechanical flexure. Once this is done, MaxPoint automatically corrects your telescope position to ensure it is always on-target. With MaxPoint, even very low-cost GOTO mounts can routinely achieve a pointing accuracy of 1-2 arc-minutes over the whole sky!
MaxPoint works with any ASCOM-compliant telescope control program such as MaxIm DL and Starry Night Pro Plus 6.
The telescope model is easily generated using one of two methods. The first is to manually make a series of observations. Simply double-click on a reference star on the sky map. After MaxPoint slews to the star, center it in the telescope and click "+" to add the observation. Repeat this for a number of stars across the sky, and you're done!
If you have MaxIm DL, this process can be completely automated. MaxPoint slews the telescope to a series of points across the sky, takes images using MaxIm DL, and then automatically calculates the pointing offset using the included PinPoint LE measuring engine. Just sit back and watch!
Once a model has been defined, MaxPoint lets you see exactly what the errors in your telescope mount are, including a direct measurement of your polar alignment error.
Like all CyanogenTM imaging products, MaxPoint includes a complete ASCOM-Compliant scripting interface, so you can quickly and easily integrate it with your own programs or scripts.
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