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Complete set of data-reduction functions for CCD photometry

'GCX' provides a complete set of data-reduction functions for CCD photometry, with frame WCS fitting, automatic target identification, aperture photometry of target and standard stars, single-frame ensemble photometry data reduction, multi-frame color coefficient fitting, extinction coefficient fitting, and all-sky photometry. 'gcx' also controls CCD cameras and telescopes and implements automatic observation scripting. It controls cameras through a hardware-specific server that it connects to through a TCP socket. It controls telescopes which use the LX200 protocol, and refines pointing by matching images to the GSC catalog position of stars. It also generates FITS files with comprehensive header information.


User intro available in HTML format from http://astro.corlan.net/gcx/html/node2.html; User manual available in HTML format from http://astro.corlan.net/gcx/html/index.html; User manual available in PDF format from http://astro.corlan.net/gcx/gcx.pdf


Download version 0.7.6 (beta)
released on 10 December 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey19 November 2004

Leaders and contributors

Radu Corlan Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportHomepagehttp://dan.corlan.net/

Software prerequisites

Required to useGTK+ 1.2 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 March 2017.


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