The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. The IMO was created in response to an ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. The collection of meteor observations by several methods from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust.
N.I.N.A. is designed for automated DSO imaging using the sequencing model. Whether you are new to the world of DSO imaging or are a seasoned veteran, the goal of N.I.N.A. is to make your imaging sessions easier, faster, and comfortable. N.I.N.A. attempts to make complex concepts and operations easy to understand and effect so that more time is spent on imaging rather than minding equipment.
ASTAP is a free stacking and astrometric solver (plate solver) program for deep sky images. In works with astronomical images in the FITS format, but can import RAW DSLR images or XISF, PGM, PPM, TIF, PNG and JPG images. It has a powerful FITS viewer and the native astrometric solver can be used by CCDCiel, NINA, APT or SGP imaging programs to synchronise the mount based on an image taken.
The ASCOM Initiative is a loosely-knit group of developers and astronomical instrument makers that work together to bring vendor-independent and language-independent plug-and play compatibility between astronomy software and astronomical instruments on Windows, and now Linux and MacOS computers.
PHD2 is telescope guiding software that simplifies the process of tracking a guide star, letting you concentrate on other aspects of deep-sky imaging or spectroscopy.