AWOW AK41 - Astronomy

AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Astronomy – Week 9


AWOW AK41 - AstroImageJ
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AstroImageJ (AIJ) is a modified version of ImageJ. It adds customizations to the base code and a packaged set of astronomy specific plugins.

  • Astro-Mode – when selected, this enables the additional functionality offered by AIJ.
  • Data Processing – performs image calibration (bias, dark, flat, linearity correction), and to optionally perform FITs header updates, run Multi-Aperture, and/or Multi-plot after each image has been calibrated.
  • Multi-Aperture – performs differential photometry on a series of (usually already calibrated) images.
  • Multi-Plot – plots multiple curves on a single plot
  • Open Data – opens s a previously saved measurements table (or any generic tab, comma, or space delimited file) from disk for plotting with Multi-Plot.
  • Coordinate Converter – retrieves coordinates from SIMBAD and converts them to other standard astronomical coordinate systems.
  • Single Apterture Photometry – single aperture photometry is performed by left-clicking the mouse at the desired location in an image.

AstroImageJ is a Java based program. From a memory perspective it’s got a reasonably large footprint. With a fits image loaded, memory usage is over 800MB. This might be a problem with a mini PC with 4GB of RAM or less, but the AK41 has an ample 8GB of memory.

AstroImageJ runs well on the AK41.

Next page: Page 6 – Summary

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Celestia
Page 2 – Stellarium
Page 3 – Skychart
Page 4 – KStars
Page 5 – AstroImageJ
Page 6 – Summary

Complete list of articles in this series:

Week 11Video consoles: SNES emulation
Week 10Running TeamViewer with AWOW AK41 as the host
Week 9Astronomy on the AK41 including Celestia, Stellarium, Skychart, and more
Week 8Recording video with OBS Studio
Week 7Home computer emulators: FS-UAE, ZEsaurUX, Hatari, Clock Signal
Week 6Web browsing with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Vivaldi
Week 5Gaming: SuperTuxKart, AwesomeNauts, Retrocycles, Robocraft, DOTA 2, and more
Week 4Run multiple operating systems on the AK41
Week 3Video and audio playback looking at hardware acceleration
Week 2Benchmarking the AK41 with 3 other low power machines
Week 1Introduction to the series including wiping Windows and installing Manjaro

This blog is written on the AWOW AK41 Mini PC.

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  1. Hi Luke,

    I have bought the AWOW AK41 but I cannot find the button to start the BIOS.
    Do you know which button is the right one?

    In addtion I’m looking for the handbook. Do you have an idea where I can get it?

    1. Press the Delete or Escape key to access the BIOS.

      There is the very brief quick guide, there is no ‘handbook’.

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