Plate Solving

Turning images into coordinates

This table shows how the imaging software manages plate solving. Self-contained means the imaging software only needs a connection to a camera to perform plate solving

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ProductBuilt-in Plate Solver
(Self-Contained)
Built-in Blind Solver (Self-Contained)All Sky Plate SolverANSVRnova.astrometry.net
(Internet connection)
PinPointPlateSolve 2TheSkyX
ACP [1]YYNYYYNN
CCD Commander [3][4]NNNNNYNY
CCD AutoPilot [4]NNNNNYNY
Maxim DL [2]YYNNYYNN
PrismYYNNYNNN
Sequence Generator Pro [5]NNNYYYYN
TheSkyXYYNNNNNY
VoyagerNNYNYYYY

  1. ACP includes the PinPoint plate solving engine (full version)
  2. Maxim DL Pro Suite includes PinPoint LE, a “light” version of PinPoint, for plate solving
  3. CCD Commander can use PinPoint LE via Maxim DL.
  4. CCD Commander and CCD AutoPilot can use CCDSoft for plate solving. CCDSoft is no longer sold, updated or supported
  5. Sequence Generator Pro also supports Elbrus