SkippyFoV is written by Andrew Cool of Adelaide, South Australia. It is a modern facelift of Ron Wodaski's 2001 CCD Calc program, and uses slider to change the various parameters that determine the Field of View. As the sliders are moved, the selected image is scaled to represent the changing FoV. Any reasonably modern computer should be able to achive a smooth animation.

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SkippyFoV v1.01 March 27th, 2016

SkippyFoV v1.02 March 28th, 2016

SkippyFoV v1.03 March 29th, 2016 Added use of customised hires images in Hires subfolder.

SkippyFoV v1.04 March 30th, 2016 More robust method of drawing and scaling images.

SkippyFoV v1.05 Sept 17th, 2016 Added buttons to FIX static parameters whilst other two can vary..

SkippyFoV v1.06 Dec 1st, 2018 Fixed behavious of FIX parameters

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SkippyFov comes with some 460 images from Neil Flemming's set of extension images for CCD Calc. However, if you're an Ace imager, and would like to donate images of an object that's not represented, then the images need to be 360x360 pixels and cover an area of one degree by one degree. Colour JPEGs are nice. Contact me at andrew_@_cool.id.au

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Note that since version 1.03, hires images can be used, as long as they're square, and the filename is thusly formatted : M42_arcmin0234.jpg

Note the four numerical digits, zero padded on the left.

Store your hires images in the subfolder anmed "Hires"!!

Utterly huge images may be fatal however. I suggest a maximum of 300arcmin x 300arcmin, although that will depend on RAM installed.

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Actual images are not essential - you could also use clips from a Star Atlas, e.g. :- Star Atlas Demo Screen

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Here's the download link for the whole SkippyFoV zip file (~95MB) SkippyFov.zip

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