基本信息

更新日期:
版本:
最新版
大小:
5.04 MB
类型:
教育
平台:
Windows
评分:
11
发布日期:
2016-02-24
价格:
免费
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应用更新

Updated to simplify setting scope parameters.

应用截图

【图】ExploreStars(截图 0)【图】ExploreStars(截图 1)【图】ExploreStars(截图 2)

应用简介

ExploreStars connects you and your Explore Scientific PMC-Eight equipped telescope to the universe with any Windows® device. This platform is designed to simplify your stargazing experience through it’s extremely simple and intuitive interface while improving your skills as an astronomer.

ExploreStars has the same basic functions found in other GOTO systems, with an important exception, the app and the command language driving the PMC-Eight is open source – meaning anyone can modify our software or create their own software through our Software Developers Kit (SDK) – and you can download your modified software onto our electronics. Create a Messier challenge. Create a selectable list of objects you want to photograph and program that information into the software. Share it with the community of astronomers that are using this software. We plan to offer a prize with a contest periodically for the best written software code.

For stellar objects, we are using the Hipparcos/Tycho II database. Where possible, we have cross-referenced the Bayer, Flamstead, SAO, HD/Harvard, DM, BD/CD/CPD, and GSC catalogs. The user can search by any of these designations to find a given star. When the system first starts, it loads the 2,000+ stars of magnitude 5.5 and brighter. The user can load the additional 72,000+ star catalog as needed.

For non-stellar objects, we use the RNGC/IC catalog. The system is designed so the user can update the provided catalogs and create your own catalog using tables and scripts in Microsoft Access. Also, each object has a unique ID number, so users can report errors and omissions.

To start using ExploreStars, download the free app and download the celestial data set that contains the astronomical catalogs, reference images, and reference text. This dataset can be found at http://www.explorestars.com/downloads.html
Simply by unzipping the ExploreStars folder containing the expanded celestial data set into your Pictures directory, you will expand the native database from a thousand objects to over seventy thousand objects.

Upon startup of the ExploreStars app, a message that says “Please Wait” is displayed as it links wirelessly to the PMC-Eight, this can take several a few seconds. After it connects, the home screen with a touch sensitive telescope control keypad is on the right, pointing information is displayed in the center, and a touch sensitive finger-drag controller for slewing the telescope in any direction is on the left, that you move your finger across to slew the telescope. You are now ready to start the alignment process and explore the stars.

The source code for ExploreStars is also available for programmers on the OpenGOTO Community to serve as a demonstration platform for those who wish to create their own Astronomy GOTO or Motion Control software for the Explore Scientific PMC-Eight™. The PMC-Eight is a powerful wireless 8 CPU micro-controller designed for precision motion control for telescope mounts available through Explore Scientific.

中文翻译

ExploreStars将您和您的探索科学PMC-Eight配备的望远镜连接到宇宙与任何窗户®设备。这个平台旨在简化你的观星体验,通过它非常简单和直观的界面,同时提高你作为天文学家的技能。

ExploreStars具有与其他GOTO系统相同的基本功能,有一个重要的例外,驱动PMC-Eight的应用程序和命令语言是开源的-这意味着任何人都可以修改我们的软件或通过我们的软件开发人员工具包 (SDK) 创建自己的软件-您可以将您修改后的软件下载到我们的电子产品上。创造一个梅西尔挑战。创建您想要拍摄的对象的可选列表,并将该信息编程到软件中。分享它与正在使用这个软件的天文学家的社区。我们计划提供一个奖励,定期举办一场比赛,以获得最好的书面软件代码。

对于恒星物体,我们使用的是希帕科斯/第谷II数据库。在可能的情况下,我们交叉参考了拜耳、弗拉芒、SAO、HD/哈佛、DM、BD/CD/CPD和GSC目录。用户可以通过这些指定中的任何一个来搜索以找到给定的星星。当系统第一次启动时,它加载2,000星等5.5和更亮的恒星。用户可以根据需要加载附加的72,000星表。

对于非恒星物体,我们使用RNGC/IC目录。该系统的设计使用户可以更新提供的目录,并使用Microsoft Access中的表和脚本创建自己的目录。而且,每个对象都有一个唯一的ID号,因此用户可以报告错误和遗漏。

要开始使用ExploreStars,请下载免费的应用程序并下载包含天文目录、参考图像和参考文本的天体数据集。此数据集可以在http://www.explorestars.com/downloads.html找到
只需将包含扩展的天体数据集的ExploreStars文件夹解压缩到您的图片目录中,您将将本机数据库从一千个对象扩展到超过70,000个对象。

在启动ExploreStars应用程序时,当它无线链接到PMC-Eight时,会显示一条 “请等待” 的消息,这可能需要几秒钟。连接后,带有触摸感应望远镜控制键盘的主屏幕在右侧,指向信息显示在中央,一个触摸敏感的手指拖动控制器,用于在任何方向旋转望远镜在左侧,你的手指移动以旋转望远镜。您现在已经准备好开始对齐过程并探索恒星。

ExploreStars的源代码也可供OpenGOTO社区上的程序员使用,作为那些希望为探索科学PMC-Eight创建自己的天文GOTO或运动控制软件的演示平台™。PMC-八是一个强大的无线8 CPU微控制器设计的精密运动控制望远镜支架可通过探索科学。

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