Some of the most accomplished astrophotographers
have found CCDStack to a very valuable tool for image processing. Here are a
few things some of them have to say...
"CCDStack is an awesome piece of software. It gives you all the
right tools in all the right places. Signal to noise ratio is the
number one concern of every imager. CCDStack makes that goal the
core of its design philosophy. What would otherwise be complex and
troublesome is straightforward with CCDStack."
"Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO) was conceived as an
attempt to create an environment to do advanced imaging using only
world-class equipment and software under the pristine skies of New
Mexico. It is a true testiment to the quality of CCDWare software
that we use it exclusively for image acquisition and processing.
John Smith's CCDAP is a standby for SSRO image acquisition, and the
exquisitely developed and tested features of Stan Moore's CCDStack
have been used for virtually every image posted on our website. I
would conservatively estimate that CCDStack saves several hours per
image posted vs. older techniques using the "standard" software
packages. These days, we use CCDStack and Photoshop for 100% of our
image processing with complete satisfaction."
"I have been using CCDstack since it's early beta days an I was
hooked the first time I used it. The work flow is very logical and
the program is fast and easy to use. This program has eliminated
several programs that I used to use and now my data 90% completed in
CCDstack with just a few tweaks in Photoshop to finish up. One of my
Favorite functions is the ability to do an on-the-fly DDP stretch
that you can tweak to your hearts content.
I would not think of processing my data without CCDstack..."
"CCDStack is the processing package I have dreamed about since I
started processing images 10 years ago. It is logical, really easy
to use and it does a great job with every single process, from
creating calibration frames to color combining. The intuitive user
interface and the great variety of easy-to-use tools make this a
no-brainer. I only use this program now for processing and the
results are terrific. I'm hooked!"
Since I've been using CCDStack the quality of my images has
improved considerably. If you want to make the most of your
images, I'd give CCDStack a serious consideration. The program
is easy to use and it has some really unique features you soon
don't want to miss anymore. I now rarely use any other software
for data reduction and basic processing.
"As for me, going back to the Sequencer days, I have rarely
taken an image that was not automated with CCDAutoPilot.
Furthermore, I have almost exclusively processed the data
acquired from CCDAutoPilot with CCDStack . Both programs are
very powerful, but most important to me, they are easy and
intuitive to use. Our hobby is difficult enough and vendors
become successful if they can SIMPLIFY our complex tasks. I
tried to do that with Astrodon filters being the first to design
filters that even out the flux among the red, green and blue
filters for general classess of cameras. One exposure time. One
dark time. Simpler approach. CCDWare has done that with all of
its offerings, including PEMPro."