CCD Software

AIP For Windows
PO Box 35025
Richmond, VA 23235

Order phone: (800) 825 7827
Information: (804) 320 7016
Fax: (804) 272 5920
An awesome, Windows-based, extremely full-featured image processing and analysis package. Written by James Burnell and richard Berry, this is by far the best value for the money of any Astronomical Image Processing program on the market. The software is only available with the purchase of the excellent Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing. HIGHLY recommended.

CB245, Multi245, AIP245 & QColor
22614 N Santiam Hwy
Lyons, OR 97358
Phone and fax:
An excellent set of fast and powerful DOS-based applications to make life easier for Cookbook Camera users. Written by Richard Berry, these are not the prettiest applications in town, but they are some of the most useful tools you'll ever find if you are a CB245 user.

Software Bisque
912 12th Street, Suite A
Golden, Colorado 80401
Link to Software Bisque
FAX: 303-278-0045 
Camera control for SBIG cameras combined with a suite of basic image processing operations and links to other Software Bisque software.

Mira AL, Mira A/P, and Mira Pro
Axiom Research Link to Axiom Research
Phone: 520-323-8600
Fax: 520-323-1513
Excellent, powerful, and full featured DOS-based image processing software with a proprietary GUI. A Windows version is expected in mid-1998.

MaxIm DL
Cyanogen Productions
25 Conover, Street
Ottawa, ON K2G 4C3
Link to Cyanogen
A true Windows application, MaxIm DL is a full featured image processing program with camera control for some models (Apogee, Starlight XPress, SBIG). A demo version is available on Cyanogen's web site.

QMips & WinMips
Christian Buil
10, domaine de la Cheneraie
31520 Ramonvile Saint Agne

Link to Adirondack Video Astronomy
Available from:
Adirondack Video Astronomy
35 Stephanie Lane
Queensbury, NY 12804

ORDER LINE: 888-799-0107
INFO: 518-761-0390
FAX: 518-761-0390
Originally intended as control software for Hi-SYS cameras, QMips has grown into an extremely powerful DOS-based image processing program. It is powerful, but somewhat quirky. A freeware subset of QMips is available as a Windows application called WinMips. You can download a version of WinMips here.

Superfix & Megafix
Bruce Johnston Computing
7124 Cook Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Link to Bruce Johnston Computing

Phone: 810-635-9191
Fax: 810-750-1761


A very powerful DOS-based set of applications to do a wide range of image processing tasks including excellent registration and combination of multiple images. Megfix combines the separate applications into one program and adds some new features. This is definitely a "best buy."

Image Scientist
D&M Electronics
2867 Rebor Ct.
Cincinnati, OH 45239
Link to D & M Electronics
Phone: 513-741-1426 Formerly known as Deep Sky, Image Scientist 1.2 is a particularly good choice if you are interested in Maximum Entropy and Richardson- Lucy Deconvolution. This is a full-featured and quite econimical Windows-based program.

PiXCL Tools 4.2

VYSOR Integration Inc.
91 rue Bocage, Suite B,
Gatineau, Quebec,

Phone: 819-246-7792
Fax: 819-568-6859
If you want to roll your own image processing program, check this out. PiXCL Tools is a complete object-based, interpreted language and program development toolkit for Windows 95 / 98 and NT 4.0 containing over 460 graphics, image display, image processing, general purpose and multimedia functions you use to create 32 bit Windows EXE programs.