MaxIm DL/CCD's autoguider capabilities are very popular in professional observatory applications ranging from extrasolar planet hunting to spectroscopy. For an example see: ANU 2.3 meter System Design Study, and Double-beam spectrograph manual
A group of amateur astronomers led by Tom Kaye have used MaxIm DL/CCD to help with detecting an extra-solar planet! See http://www.spectrashift.com for information.
Feedback from our MaxIm DL Users
"... offers complete control of the CCD experience, from image acquisition to final processing, in a single application."
Sky & Telescope magazine, December 1998
"I found MaxIm DL/CCD a delight in all respects"
Rick Fienberg, Editor in Chief,
Sky & Telescope, November 2001
"MaxIm DL is the standard I by which judge all other software (imaging and CCD control),
and Desktop Universe is just unbelievable. What vision and effort it took to put that product out. "
"So I far I have discovered 67 comets, 54 of which were found by using MaxIm DL 2 to process archived SOHO images."
"It's a wonderful camera control package. For the first time in two years I'm beginning to feel that I am in control of the camera, and not vice versa."
"Far and away the best CCD control and image processing program for Windows 95."
"I just finished going over all the callable entry points into MaxIm DL/CCD 3.0
and I want to tell you that what you have done is revolutionary. Between ACP
and MaxIm we can finally code up all the things that need to be done by an automated
observatory, from autofocus to dome control to monitoring the weather computer.
These are tasks that have been reinvented at great expense at many professional installations. The introduction of automated guide star acquisition and auto focus will change the face of automated and educational astronomy. I heartily congratulate you and DC-3 Dreams for taking a most remarkable step towards taking amateur telescopes virtually to professional class."
Michael Schwartz, Director,
Tenagra Observatories, Ltd.
"The user's manual is one of the best written and illustrated that I have seen"
"I'd just like to take a moment to say that your software is
FANTASTIC! Aside from the great image processing routines, camera controls,
and scope controls, one of the main reasons I bought it was because it is
expandable through scripts and plug-ins. The interface design is elegant,
intuitive, and logical too, unlike other astronomy packages.
Thanks for a great product!"
"After many years of using many image processing programs, I find that MaxIm DL is the fastest for
calibrating and processing my images. MaxIm DL has saved me a lot of time."
"MaxIm DL/CCD has been working wonderfully. I find the program intuitive... Imaging sessions are now much more productive"
"I want to thank you for creating such an easy to use and technically superior product"
Sam Bruce, Virginia
"MaxIm DL's ingenious new manual Overlay facility solves my problem of aligning dozens of vague planetary images precisely and quickly. Combined with Maximum Entropy Deconvolution and a flexible Unsharp Masking, I find it beats any package I've tried for critical high-resolution planetary work."
Dr. Tom Richards, Melbourne, Australia
"In the past, I have spent hours to process images; with your software I have obtained the same result or better in 10 minutes! The preview option is fantastic."
Marco Cosmacini, Italy
"I don't know how you do it! This is the most well thought out piece of software I have ever seen ... Congratulations on a great product."
David Gardner, California