Welcome to optical quantitative telescope alignment !
SkyWave (SKW) Collimator* version for quantitative optical telescope collimation using AI based wavefront sensing technology.
Free permanent license for one machine (PC running Microsoft Windows OS) and one user.
SKW-Collimator analyzes FIT files using our patent pending AI based wavefront sensing technology. It features a user friendly collimator tool and displays the telescope PSF as well as the expected in-focus star image under seeing limited conditions. SKW provides optical quantitative collimation information which is based to wavefront sensing.
SKW requires a mathematical model of your telescope. Models are requested withing SKW (see documentation). You can ask for one trial model by license. Trial models are valid for 30 days and limited to coarse collimation (collimation scores below 6). Permanent models are for sale, they come in two type, unlimited (UNL) and Pay-Per-Use (PPU).
SKW-Collimator is a collimation driven version of SKW-Professional with a simplify GUI for telescope alignment by the numbers. It uses the same power full AI based wavefront sensing engine than SKW-Professional.
SKW Professional version is on a beta phase. It provides compressive optical data including the wavefront (2D and 3D), the Zernike coefficients, the Seidel’s aberrations, the MTF and much more. It also features the collimator tool available in SKW-Collimator.
* SKW requires purchasing a mathematical model for your telescope, see our online store for available models.
Key and useful documentation and information links to visit:
Full SkyGuide, SkyGuard and SkyWave-Collimator versions interactive help and documentation
SkyWave collimator tool proper setup for telescope alignment (PDF)
SkyWave: Dealing with seeing (PDF)
Alignment of Cassegrain type of telescopes having at least one spherical mirror (such as SCT, CDK, iDK) with SKW (PDF)
Alignment of Ritchey–Chrétien Telescopes (RCT) with SKW (PDF)
All SKG/SKW products can also be downloaded from our SKG/SKW download page, including updates with the same license key (upgrades maybe for sale), at any time. Only one version of our SKG/SKW product needs and can be installed in a given machine, your SKW license key is only valid the purchased product.
Please read all the information below download
Download and Installation Information:
SKW comes as a installation package (ZIP format) with a Microsoft Windows installer (MSI file format).
The first time that you run SKW, after its initial installation, you will be prompted to either, request a license or register a license using the key you received from us, see below.
Although we continue to work such SKW runs under MS Windows 7 seamless we strongly recommend considering to migrate under Windows 10 or higher versions since some components and software libraries will eventually not work under Windows 7 in the future.
Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7 on January 2020. For any further information please refer to our SKG/SKW interactive help and documentation.
SKW is available on 32 and 64 bit version for Windows. If you run a Windows 32 bit OS you need to download the corresponding SKW 32 bit package, otherwise we strongly recommend the SKW 64 bit version.
For SKW software installation detailed procedure please follow this link.
Permanent license key request and registration:
After download and during the SKW Collimator installation the license manager’s window appears.
Please select the permanent license type, fill the name and email fields, and use 00000 for the IF! order #, then click on the request button (see SKG/SKW documentation).
After having received your permanent license request we will process it and issue your permanent license key, usually within 48 hours. SKG/SKW does not require any Internet connection to be fully operational, this allows its use at remote locations with no, or limited, network access. Therefore all relevant product information and license data are local.
Using the provided license key that we sent to you by email following your email request run SKW again, wait for the license manager window to appear, click the “Register license” and follow the instructions.
For further license management information please refer to our SKG/SKW interactive help and documentation
This license is only valid for the SkyWave-Collimator version.
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