Recent News

December 15, 2017

A major update version 8.020 for Mira Pro x64 and Mira Pro will be released before the holidays. This is currently in beta testing.

Mira version 8.020 will be available initially for the 64-bit platforms Mira Pro x64 and Mira Pro. This significant update includes many improvements and new features. This Mira Pro x64 Screenshot shows some of the new features.

  • Enhancements to the 6 pipelined image calibration commands, including Create Master Bias, Create Master Dark, Create Master Flat, Create Illumination Flat, Create Pixel Flat, and Express Image Calibration. The master correction creation tools and Express Calibration include options for 3 different bias methods and several submethods, 3 dark methods, 3 flat field types, 3 cosmetic corrections, filtered flat libraries, and application of multiple illumination flats.

  • Official release of the Chart package for presentation graphics. Data are taken from measurements and other data in table windows. Charts may also be printed and copied as a bitmap to the Windows clipboard for insertion into other documents. Initially supported features include a variety of plot marker types and properties, data grouping, legends, etc. The previous Plot Window type continues to be available.

  • The new Create Image Keyword List command generates a table of images with specified keywords. From the data table, image sets may be created and column data may be plotted for analytical purposes.

  • Speed improvements of tabulating photometry measurements for large data sets.

  • Fixes to numerous small bugs present in minor versions prior to this major release.

Changes from version 8.020 back through version 8.003 are listed in the README document included in the installation.

November 17, 2017

Mira Version 8.017 Released.

Version 8.017 was released for the 64-bit platforms Mira Pro x64 and Mira Pro. The most significant changes include improvements to the 6 "pipelined" image calibration commands, including Create Master Bias, Create Master Dark, Create Master Flat, Create Illumination Flat, Create Pixel Flat, and Express Image Calibration. These are the first 6 commands in the Process > Calibration menu and shown in the top-level Calibration toolbar as the buttons X, B, D, F, IF, and PF. In addition to significantly expanding capabilities, several bugs have been fixed and the calibration logging messages have been expanded to provide far greater detail. These changes for version 8.017 and others going back through version 8.003 are listed in the README document included in the installation.

Note: Press releases for previous updates are obsolete and have been removed from this list.

September 4, 2017

Release of 64-bit editions for Mira Pro and Mira AL.

A native 64-bit version is now available for Mira Pro and Mira AL, in addition to continuation of the 32-bit versions for both. The 64-bit editions provide increased speed and virtually unlimited 64-bit memory space for working with huge images, huge image sets, and huge image sets of huge images. The 64-bit editions require 64-bit Windows. The 32-bit editions remain available for users who don't need 64-bit capability or must install on 32-bit Windows. Otherwise, the 64-bit and 32-bit editions have mostly similar features; see the detailed feature comparison.

January 16, 2017

New Mirametrics Store goes live.

The new online store provides an enhanced shopping experience with a more intuitive layout, easy product comparisons, keyword searches, and a better checkout. You can view the secure Mirametrics Store here.

 
 
 
 
 

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