A free and open-source practical and helpful utility specially designed to help beginner astronomer plan their observation and view CCD images
Astronomy CCD Calculator is a straightforward OS X application that enables you to grab images from the NASA/SkyView survey resource.
By using Astronomy CCD Calculator, you can easily organize your observation and create multiple "Fields Of View" that can help you preview what your camera would capture.
Astronomy CCD Calculator comes with a user friendly interface form which you can enter your target coordinates and choose the desired telescope along with the camera.
Astronomy CCD Calculator also offers quick and easy access to a comprehensive astronomical catalog that features a long list of celestial bodies.
In addition, the Setup Manager tab helps you organize and manage, edit, add and delete CCDs and Telescopes.
Here are some key features of "Astronomy CCD Calculator":