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:
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 http://www.rspec-astro.com/.
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.