RSpec - the Real-time Spectroscopy Application

Blogged by Xiao Sun on February 14, 2011 and tagged with Software for Windows.

Tom Field sent us an e-mail last week to introduce his real-time spectroscopy program - RSpec. The application reads in image data from live videos, AVI files, or still images, and analyzes the spectrum of the images instantly.

This application could become a practical tool for astrophotography community, as it enables amateur astronomers to reveal the composition, temperature, and movement of stars with their spectrum.

Other major features of RSpec include:

  • Image Averaging
  • Background Subtraction
  • Calibration
  • Focusing Tool
  • Multi-Core Processor Support

The author, Tom Field, used The Imaging Source astronomy cameras and SDK for the development. Find out more about this application at its official site

Thank you Tom for the good work!

Note: Tom will host a technical seminar and have a booth at the NEAF astronomy show, on 16th and 17th of April. He will also demonstrate his software together with a DFK 21AU04.AS camera in real-time. A good opportunity to talk with him in person if you are around.