Astrometry for OS X

Astrometry for OS X is a native port of astrometry.net system, web service server and GUI wrapper. It is tightly coupled with AstroImager and its image solving feature, but you can use it as a standalone application as well.

Compared to full astrometry.net package this port is slightly simplified. It doesn't use any python scripts and 3rd party image conversion programs, so it accepts only FITS files and doesn't produce any plots.

To make it running

  • download the disc image to any convenient location and mount it,
  • drag & drop the Astrometry icon to the Applications folder to install the engine and GUI to your machine, open the Applications folder, find and execute the Astrometry application to start the GUI and embedded web service server,
  • when executed for the first time, Index Manager window is shown, select index files you want to install and click Download/Remove button,
  • click Solve button on Solver window to process any local FITS file,
  • or select Use local service in matching build of AstroImager anywhere in your local network,
  • open Index Manager and download or remove another index files anytime later, read this README to use proper index files for your imaging setup.

The astrometry engine is based on astrometry.net 0.65 and cfitsio 3.39. The source code of the wrapper and embedded server is available on GitHub.

To run Astrometry you need Apple Mac running OS X 10.9 or later.

If you will have any problem with some of our products do not hesitate to contact us on info@cloudmakers.eu, users group forum or INDI forum.

Astrometry for OS X is a free software but if you find it useful you can make a donation at your own discretion to support its further development. Thank you...