Software for PC

This info was updated back in 2012

ALL INFO BELOW FROM ASTROPIX
http://www.astropix.com/HTML/I_ASTROP/SOFTWARE.HTM

DSLR Camera Control

  • IRIS $Free - DSLR control, image acquisition automation
  • PalmDSLR $Free - DSLR control with a Palm computer
  • APT (Astro Photography Tool) - 12.70 Euros - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation
  • BackyardEOS $24 - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation, drift alignment assist
  • Nebulosity $60 - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation, image calibration, image processing
  • Images Plus Camera Control $70 - DSLR control, focusing, image acquisition automation
  • AstroArt $185 - DSLR and CCD control and image processing.
  • Maxim DL $399 - DSLR control and image processing.

Software-Assisted Focusing

  • Focus Max $Free - Focusing software that automates focusing if you have a motorized focuser that works with Maxim DL or CCD Soft.
  • APT (Astro Photography Tool) - 12.70 Euros - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation
  • BackyardEOS $24 - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation, drift alignment assist
  • Nebulosity $60 - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation, image calibration, image processing
  • Images Plus Camera Control $60 - DSLR control, focusing, image acquisition automation
  • AstroArt $185 - DSLR and CCD control and image processing.
  • Maxim DSLR $399 - DSLR control and image processing.

Image Acquisition Automation

  • DSLR Shutter $Free - image acquisition automation
  • APT (Astro Photography Tool) - 12.70 Euros - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation
  • BackyardEOS $24 - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation, drift alignment assist
  • Nebulosity $60 - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation, image calibration, image processing
  • Images Plus Camera Control $50 - DSLR control, focusing, image acquisition automation
  • AstroArt $179 - DSLR and CCD control and image processing.
  • Maxim DSLR $399 - DSLR control and image processing.

Image Calibration, Aligning and Stacking

  • Deepsky Stacker $Free - Image calibration, alignment, stacking
  • Regim $Free - Image calibration, alignment, stacking
  • IRIS $Free - DSLR control, image acquisition automation
  • RegiStax $Free - for stacking planetary images shot with webcams
  • Nebulosity $60 - Camera control, focus, image acquisition automation, image calibration, image processing
  • AIP (Astronomical Image Processing) $99 Image calibration, correction, enhancement
  • Images Plus $180 - Image calibration, correction, enhancement
  • AstroArt $185 - DSLR and CCD control and image processing.
  • PixInsight 171 Euros - Image calibration, correction, enhancement
  • Maxim DSLR $399 - DSLR control and image processing.

Image Correction and Enhancement

  • IRIS $Free
  • GIMPshop $Free
  • Nebulosity $60
  • Paint Shop Pro $80
  • Picture Window Pro $90
  • Photoshop Elements $98
  • AIP (Astronomical Image Processing) $100
  • Images Plus $180
  • AstroArt $185
  • PixInsight 171 Euros
  • Maxim DSLR $399
  • Photoshop CS5 Upgrade $189
  • Photoshop CS5 Retail $660

Autoguiding Software

  • GuideDog $Free
  • PHD (Push Here Dummy) $Free
  • Metaguide $Free
  • Guidemaster $Free
  • AstroArt $179
  • Maxim DSLR $399

Photo Utilities

  • Dark Library$Free - Sort Dark frames by EXIF temperature data
  • EXIF Reader $Free - Reads EXIF data, such as shutter speed, ISO, aperture, date and time of photo that is stored in the image file. Also a thumbnail and image viewer.
  • FITS Liberator $Free - FITS file format image handling software.
  • Noiseware Community Edition $Free - Noise Reduction software
  • Background Subtraction Toolkit $Free - Remove gradients and vignetting
  • IrfanView $Free - Image viewer.
  • Picassa $Free - Thumbnail and Image Viewer and database
  • ThumbsPlus $90 - Thumbnail viewer and database.
  • StarTrails - $Free - Stack individual frames into a single star trail image, or movie.

Photoshop Filters and Actions

  • Astronomy Tools $20 - Noel Carboni's Photoshop actions for various astrophoto techniques.
  • Annie's Astro Actions $10 - Astrophotography specific Photoshop actions.
  • Noise Ninja $35 - $80 - Noise Reduction filter.
  • GradientXTerminator $50 - Removes vignetting and gradients.

Tutorials on Image Processing of Astrophotos

  • PixInsight Tutorials $Free
  • Photoshop for Astrophotographers $25 (Download version)
  • A Guide to Astrophotography with Digital SLR Cameras $40 (Book on CD-ROM)
  • Astronomical Image Processing $100
  • IP4AP $80 Warren Keller
  • EZ-CCD-DVD $95 - Tony Hallas Video Tutorials on DVD
  • Adam Block Video Tutorials on DVD $155
  • Images Plus Online and Video Tutorials $180

Planetarium Programs and Atlases

  • Stellarium $Free
  • Cartes du Ciel $Free
  • Virtual Moon Atlas $Free
  • MegaStar $130
  • SkyMap Pro $110
  • The SkyX $79 - $349
  • Starry Night Pro 6 $102