Visual Limiting Magnitude

VisualLimitingMagnitude is a small application that implements Bradley Schaefer's visual limiting magnitude algorithm with a visual interface. This is based on the article in Sky & Telescope, May 1998, p 57 - 60.

Current Release Version: 1.0         

Please report any bugs, anomalies or feature requests to Paul Rodman.

VisualLimitingMagnitude is Freeware. Use it at your own risk. If you would like to support my astronomy obsess..., er hobby, and feel this application has some value to you, I always gratefully accept donations. Creating software like this requires lots of time and expensive software and equipment.


Note: Although VisualLimitingMagnitude is freeware, please do not post the files anywhere else without permission. Feel free to point anybody at this page or publish the URL publicly.



 Mac OS X 10.3 or MacOS 9 (Classic)

 Linux x86

 Win 95,98,ME,NT,2K


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Release Notes

Version 1.0