Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Direct FITS overlay on the sky map

In upcoming KStars 2.4.0, due to be released in KDE Application 15.12, astrophotographers will enjoy a new feature that would help them further in framing and visualizing their images: Direct FITS overlay!

Before you use Ekos Align module, make sure to enable both World-Coordinate-System (WCS) and Overlay checkboxes. WCS appends parameters to the captured FITS image to include information on the celestial coordinates, rotation, and scale..etc. Once you perform your first successful alignment, and subsequent images will be scaled and drawn directly on the sky map.