Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy / Beta / Nightly

A super-complex application, an astrophotography imaging suite, with advanced capabilities for framing, researching, and performing statistic calculations on different sky maps and constellations

What’s new in Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy

  • Improvements:
  • The camera temperature setpoint is now displayed only when the cooler is active
  • A secondary HIPS2 server will be attempted if the main HIPS2 image server is not available
  • Canon cameras will now be kept awake to avoid camera auto-shutdown

Read the full changelog

Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy has a bunch of super-advanced traits and it perfectly fits the needs of both professional and beginner researchers, astronomers, and astrophotographers. Anyone can learn to use it and get the most from their efforts.

A free resource for in-depth research and intense study

Whether you are a novice or an experienced researcher, you know that qualitative software and equipment are crucial for conducting and obtaining trustworthy reports and results. It is extremely rare to find applications that are so advanced, complex, and well-equipped as N.I.N.A (Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy) is, for free.

The program can connect to your cameras, telescopes, allows filtering wheels, using image focusers, rotators, and switches, and connecting to weather devices. Besides these, the tool works equally fine with imported data, while online or offline.

Valuable components and options from the fully-packed astrophotography imaging suite

Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy comes packed with a lot of neat features like high-level image recognition, statistics calculator for individual frames, automatic image stretch for perfect visualization, star detection (based on Half Flux Radius calculations), and exposure time suggestions — for how long your images should be exposed to certain light sources.

Furthermore, N.I.N.A is equipped with more advanced options that include using different methodologies such as plate solving (determines where the telescope is pointing in the sky), object browsing (planning of targets to photograph), dithering (image acquisition process), framing assistant (for taking the perfectly-framed shot), automated meridian flip (for preventing equipment flips and eventual damage), focuser backlash compensator (Absolute and Overshoot), and others.

Final thoughts

In conclusion, Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy is an incredibly powerful instrument. At first, it might seem overwhelming to start learning it. However, once you get the ropes, the tool will become even more valuable in the hands of an expert. To start learning more about its amazing capabilities, you can check N.I.N.A.’s documentation here.

Filed under

Astrophotography Imaging Imaging Suite View Constellations Astrophotography Imaging Constellation Sky

Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy was reviewed by
Alexandra Petrache


Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy / Beta / Nightly for Windows

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