Stefan Berg

is creating Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy

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A big thank you from me! 

Access to the patron only content feed, where I will summarize ongoing development efforts

Your name will be put into the upcoming backers.md file inside the N.I.N.A. repository and a special discord role will be assigned to you (required Discord to be linked)
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Get access on the discord patreon channel to vote for priorities on new features and improvements that I will work on as well as discussions with other patrons. (Requires discord to be linked) 


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About Stefan Berg



Hi, my name is Stefan and I'm the creator and maintainor of N.I.N.A.

N.I.N.A. - Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy is a free open source project dedicated to deep sky astrophotography.
It is a software designed for all deep sky object imagers. Whether you're new to the world of DSO imaging or an experienced veteran, this projects goal is to make your image capture easier, faster, and more convenient.
A wide range of cameras, mounts and accessories is supported by N.I.N.A. This is achieved by having a clean architecture, utilizing the powerful ASCOM platform as well as vendor SDKs. The software allows you to connect all of your devices in one place and interconnects them in ways to make your imaging workflow as simple as possible, while still maintaining a high degree of customization.
From control of mounts, cameras, focusers and filter wheels to detailed information about your current image with image recognition to determine HFR of your stars, useful statistics about your exposure, powerful auto stretching of images over support for polar alignment, focus, framing, plate solving and target selection as well as generating powerful reusable sequences – this software has it all.

Working on N.I.N.A. takes a lot of time and the project is gaining a lot of popularity. New features have to be planned, a general roadmap has to be layed out and the existing things have to be maintained by fixing bugs and keeping them aligned with new approaches. Additionally all people interested for contribution have to be guided through their implementation process and their contributions have to be reviewed. There are additionaly tasks like keeping the documentation up to date, venture into prototyping for new technology, planning features, server administration and much more.

I love working on this project with all my heart, but maintaining it is becoming increasingly difficult and without any financial support unsustainable. Therefore I ask for your help to keep up the task.

If N.I.N.A. helps you in your journey for amazing deep sky images, please consider becoming a patron. Each backer will help keeping the project alive and active. 


This hole project is only possible due to volunteer work and direct support by people like you!

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