OptiCalculatorŠ by Sunshine Design Engineering Services
Optical Calculator for Windows
This windows calculator is for Optical and Imaging calculations. It has a wide range of functions to support Astrophotography for film and CCD/CMOS imagers and the means to project the image onto the imaging device whether telescope or various camera configurations including lens extensions for cameras.
To better understand many of the functions I highly recommend this book. Many of the film and optics formulas are out it. I emailed him and discussed the calculator with him. He has been a great sport. I just sent Michael a copy for evaluation. See the reference section for all other reference material used for this effort.
Astrophotography for the Amateur
by Michael Covington
Purchase Agreement and Software Use License
All copies are licensed for use by purchasing and registering. Licensed per user; not per machine. You have rights to use on multiple owned computers. One copy running per user. To date we have updated the product to registered users for free by email and cost & S/H for CD postal. So don't wait to purchase for the latest copy, we'll see that you get it when it's done.
US and International Sales: $15.95 and $1.00 S&H
email send for lower cost
I endorse this astronomical software enthusiastically as it has been a
very useful addition to our program library. What makes it particularly
useful is the user driven modification to the program enabling other
parameters to be calculated specific to one's needs.
Thanks for a good product.
Dr Al Brockman
Australian Solar Observatory Manager
Learmonth Solar Observatory
IPS Radio and Space Services
Bureau of Meteorology
PO Box 200
Exmouth, WA, 6707
Also see the AstroCalculator v1.42
This windows calculator is a full-featured astronomical computation, conversion and ephemeris tool. It allows the operator to have all time conversions and calculations, coordinate conversions, coordinate corrections, rising-setting of sun, moon and planets or any intra/interstellar object, a planetary ephemeris and so much more.
Also see the Sundial Calculator v1.32
This is the Time, Sundials, Planar Sundial and Planets tab stripped down version of the AstroCalculator. Same great calculations just the right ones for the dialists.