SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY AUTOMATION SOFTWARE
A professional solution
The astrophotography isn’t a simple activity... often the amount of equipment and software that lead us to satisfy our passion become a source of considerable trouble. Voyager is the the perfect choice for those who search for a professional and very reliable solution.
The purpose of Voyager's user is to obtain the best quality data from its own instruments, with only the bare essentials. Voyager is a multi core optimized software, resilient, with advanced built-in algorithms and advanced A.I. driven automata.
A.I. driven Automata
Voyager uses AI technology to improve focus, star recognition, equation calculation for VCurve, statistical calculations, and decisions for how to handle exceptions generated by the watchdog timers. Watchdogs are timers that oversee all requests to external hardware / software and recover from soft errors. In conclusion advanced AI technology inside Voyager contributes significantly to Voyager's exceptional reliability.
Made in Italy with Passion
Yes, this is yet another astrophotography software product, but it is written by an astrophotographer for other astrophotographers, including those who travel to enjoy their hobby. Every minute saved is a minute earned for photons capturing. As any experienced astrophotographer knows, things don't always work perfectly - the guide star is lost - a cloud passes by - and again Voyager is designed for maximum recovery and reliability when these things happen.
Astrophotography like a Pro
Everything is Under Control
Voyager is a systems integration software, interfacing third-part software products to make them work together and achieve practical results, using a single management console. Voyager’s goal is to reduce user interaction with the various software components needed for astrophotography, thus freeing up the astrophotographer to concentrate on other things. Voyager can interface and control a wide range of mounts, cameras, focusers, domes, weather inputs and much more.
Voyager can also be configured to send warnings to the user by external message systems – sms, email, etc. – among those included.
Voyager allows you to invoke external scripts. The unique Voyager DragScript system is both easy to use and extremely flexible in application. With Voyager you can plan anything from a simple to a complex single imaging session or multiple imaging sessions. It will provide, exactly as if you were operating yourself, a complete operational approach including equipment connection and shutdown at the end of a session. This level of control allows you to determine what you wish to image and how, many other automated programs don’t do this. Voyager also has the ability to shoot sky flats or flats from a panel. When shooting sky flats Voyager can be programmed to calculate astronomical twilight and dawn.
The FIT Viewer runs in its own window so you can view a full size image without having to share screen space with Voyager itself.
According to Voyager‘s “Reliability is First Priority” philosophy, it runs in its own process space, so you can view your images, change the screen stretch, etc. – without interference to Voyager’s core job – while acquiring images.
VCurve autofocus is done on a single star at the center of the field of view. VCurve works best when your optics are flat – the focal point is the same across the field – or when the region of interest is in the center of the field, in a portion that is flat or close to flat (same focus). For example, this is a good choice for small galaxies and planetary nebulae.
LocalField autofocus optimizes the average focus (HFD: Half Flux Diameter) of multiple stars across the entire field. If your optics are not flat – there is some variation across the field – and your region of interest spans the field, LocalField will give you the best focus across the entire image. For example, this is a good choice for large nebulae or star clusters taking up the entire field.
Ahead, once again
VOYAGER WEB DASHBOARD
ALSO HOSTED LOCALLY ON VOYAGER'S INTERNAL WEB SERVER (FROM VOYAGER 2.2.1).
THIS WILL LET YOU USE THE DASHBOAD WITH AND WITHOUT AN INTERNET CONNECTION, WHEN STARTED FROM LAN.
Voyager Web Dashboard is a Responsive Web Interface that reports session data and let you have control over your running Voyager installation, from your backyard or halfway around the world. Voyager Web Dashboard is where you can find the overview of all your connected equipment and totally manage it, taking a shot, pointing a target (celestial object) or performing an entire night sessioncalling and executing your favourite Sequence or DragScript.
With a glance in the “engine room” you can check in realtime a preview of the last shot, in a zoomable 1:1 fullscreen window, and much more…