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Included with every SPIDER radio telescope, our RadioUniversePRO software allows you to control the antenna position and acquisition parameters of the receiver. This way you cannot only record data coming from the sky (deleting eventual artificial signal interferences) but also transits or radio-images of radio sources in the sky you want to study.
- Control software for SPIDER radio telescopes
- Intuitive and easy-to-use: in single a screen it shows all the controls of the radio telescope
- Mount control: it allows you to remotely control all WP-100 alt-az computerized mount and German computerized equatorial mounts equipped with an ASCOM driver (it requires the installation of ASCOM platform)
- Receiver control: it allows you to connect and control H142One receivers
- Data save in graphic format (PNG) and raw (FITS) compatible with NASA FITS Viewer.
- IF Monitor: it shows in real time the received band with FFT.
- BBC Tools: it allows you to identify artificial interferences and cancel them from recorded data.
- Offset alignment: automatic mount alignment on radio sources.
- Source visibilities: list of radio sources visible in the sky and that can be pointed to by the radio telescope.
- Gain calibration: it calculates the radiotelescope gain curve to calibrate measurements using the optional SPIDER noise calibrator.
- OnOff: it automatically performs On-Off measurements on the selected source radio.
- Spectrometer: it displays the on-off spectrum of the observed radio source.
- Total Power Plots: it displays the radiometric data as a function of time and performs transits with the Cros Scan technique.
- Mapping: it allows you to set recording parameters of a radio image, view the result and save it.
- Planetarium: it shows the whole sky with stars, constellations, position of the planets and the main sources of natural radio waves of the Universe (feature to be activated with one of the next releases of RadioUniversePRO).
RadioUniversePRO lets you save recorded data in graphical format (PNG) as visualized on the user interface but you can also save raw data in FITS format compatible with NASA FITS Viewer, the same software often used by professional radio telescopes. This way users can quickly open and view their data and export them to process with other softwares. The example below shows part of the spectrum recorded on Cassiopea A with SPIDER 300A radio telescope with the detail of the Hydrogen line.
- Computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10 operative system
- Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
- RAM memory: 4 GB
|Compatible operating systems||Windows|
|Images recording format||BMP, FITS|
|Transits recording format||BMP, FITS|
|Memory used on hard disk||5 Mb|
|Required RAM memory||4 GB|
|Supported equatorial mounts||ASCOM compatible models|