SpecTrack Autoguiding Software for Spectroscopy

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SpecTrack Autoguiding Software for Spectroscopy

# 2458650

€ 49.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 41.18

  • The Innovation: Autoguidung at a star within the spectrograph's slit
  • Store different configurations of guidecam and mount
  • Online or offline activation
  • Up to three activations on your own systems at the same time possible
  • BACHES Remote Calibration Unit RCU control possible
  • Can be used with any slit spectrograph
  • Even autoguiding at stars possible (stellar astrophotography)

Free SpecTrack Autoguiding Software

Unfortunately, we have to inform you that we are discontinuing the distribution of the SpecTrack Software . After more than a decade of successful cooperation, this decision has not been easy for us. The dynamic developments in the camera market, along with the corresponding requirements for the development of new camera drivers, demand resources that the revenue from software sales cannot offset.

To still enable your continued use, we are offering an unencrypted, copy-protection-free version of the software. This version is fully functional and does not require a license key. You can download this copy-protection-free version for free using the following link. Please be aware that there will be no further support for this version and no future updates will be made.

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i would like to purchase Spectrack but do not have paypal can i pay you an outher way please
Question by: ken ferguson on Mar 12, 2022 5:12:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)

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SpecTrack – The Innovation: Autoguidung at a star within the spectrograph's slit

SpecTrack is a software primarily for direct tracking on stars (autoguiding) on a spectrograph’s slit. In order to obtain a stellar spectrum, most of the starlight must pass through the slit. To hold a star precisely on a slit, which itself may only be 25μm wide, presupposes many things: on the one hand, the mount should have a small periodic error; The advantage here is of mounts which are equipped with encoders and have residual errors in the range of 1 to 2 arcseconds. In addition, the polar alignment must be as accurate as possible, so that the star is positioned at the same point in the slit.

The normal case is that the spectrograph’s slit is equatorially aligned: the width of the slit, which determines the resolution of the spectrograph, should be aligned in the RA direction. This means that the slit height is aligned in the DEC direction. Although SpecTrack can handle arbitrarily oriented slits, equatorial alignment is recommended in regard of smooth guiding.

If the star deviates from the slit in RA/DEC, SpecTrack corrects the position by controlling the drive with the chosen autoguiding speed.

SpecTrack differs from guiding software known from astrophotography: Normally, the position of the maximum of the star intensity is detected, and the star is always held on the sensor at the same point during image recording. SpecTrack can guide on stellar profiles too, however, and goes one step further. SpecTrack can not only track stars, but also stars that “disappear” in a spectrograph’s slit. SpecTrack can be used with any slit spectrograph for tracking stars during astrophotography and stellar spectroscopy.

Please also note our detailed manuals / tutorials on the Tab "Downloads"

Please note: This software has been developed primarily with and for 10Micron mounts, which are equipped with 10Micron absolute encoders and have a very high pointing and tracking accuracy. Other, less precise mounts may not achieve the same accuracy as described in the tutorial.

Technical Requirements:
  • Operation system: Microsoft Windows 7/WIndows 10, 32 or 64-bit.
  • ASCOM 6 Platform
  • TheImagingSource1 video cameras, monochrome or color Celestron Skyris video cameras23 (all video cameras w/o lens)
  • Data connection: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Ethernet LAN (POE cameras supported)
  • For use on 3 computers
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Manufacturer Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2458650

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Kemdo 242/08/2021 31/08/202107:47
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As a newby to this line I found the program easy to install and after a few attempt I it to be easy to use and I think it is a good product

Thank you BAADER

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Vikrant 201/07/2018 21/07/201805:19
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Good software
This software looks fantastic. I hope, it will also support CCD like ZWO/Atik/Starlight Xpress/SBIG/QHY.

Vikrant, India
  • It show virtual slit option and ascom supported
  • It does not support other cameras like ZWO/Atik/Starlight Xpress/SBIG/QHY.
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