Introducing the new 64-bit Mira Pro Software

Mira® Pro™ is now a native 64-bit application that continues to provide research caliber image calibration, data reduction, visualization, and measurement tools in a highly integrated, easy to use environment.

Application areas: Astronomy and space science research, education.

Note: Mira Pro is a 64-bit application, although this is not reflected in its name. The "x64" product name was adopted 5 years ago for our flagship astronomy software, Mira Pro x64:

Mira Pro showing images, plots, 3-D, measurements, and analysis


Introducing Mira Pro

Mira Pro™ offers the professional researcher or educator class-leading tools to do it easier, faster, and better in a 64-bit native software application. Mira Pro includes an extensive collection of richly integrated, easy to use tools for image visualization, precision measurement, and data reduction. For more advanced tools, including a powerful programming extension language for scripting and other uses, see Mira Pro x64.

One year of maintenance is included; after one year, discounted annual maintenance is available to provide tech support and keep your software current.

New Features in the 64-bit Edition of Mira Pro

These new features for Mira Pro are also available in Mira Pro x64:

  • Improved and enhanced Express Calibration tool, a powerful yet slightly simplified version of that provided in Mira Pro x64.
  • New chart package for creating presentation graphics (in addition to the standard Plotting package).
  • New command to modify keywords (add, change value, and rename) in image headers.
  • New command for specifying the type of region statistics to be measured (useful, for example, to compare alpha-clipped mean and standard deviation with those for ordinary mean, median, sigma-clipped, or several other estimators).
  • New single-keystroke commands work with the image cursor to make measurements and plots (shortcuts).

Software Applications

  • Mira Pro makes it easy to make research quality photometric measurements of any number of stars with any number of standards on any number of images. Doing ensemble photometry, plotting light curves, importing objects from target lists, and reporting results are a snap!
  • Use Mira Pro as a powerful, general-use tool for astronomical research, including areas like variable star research, exo-planet search, milli-mag level photometry, supernova patrol, minor planet detection and rotation, and data mining.
  • Provides powerful tools for astronomical data reduction and visualization.
  • Mira Pro is also great for analyzing 2-D and 3-D numerical models and simulations.
  • Excellent for synoptic studies involving measurement or analysis of photometry, coordinates, distances, angles, brightness, and other parameters.

Key Features

  • Mira's outstanding GUI puts advanced tools where you expect them, freeing you to think about science, not using software.
  • Utilize Mira's superior visualization and analysis tools to get more from image data and numerical simulations.
  • Realize complex data reduction strategies using simplified, intuitive commands and procedures.
  • Measure science-grade coordinates, distance, angles, FWHM, statistics, magnitudes, and more, in image units and FITS World Coordinates.
  • Work with FITS and other standard image formats using 8 to 64-bit numeric data (integer and real pixel types) plus 24-bit and 48-bit color.

Hot Topics

Note to IRAF users: Why Mira ?

Photometry example

Image registration

1-D data visualization

3-D image visualization

How good is your FWHM?

Maximum entropy processing

Detecting the 0.003 mag eclipse of an Exoplanet

Removing cosmic rays and transients from image sets

Related Products:
  • Mira Pro x64 (native 64-bit application; also adds the source extraction module, file event scripting, and a powerful programming extension language for scripting and other computational needs)
  • Mira AL x64 (feature rich 64-bit "light" version of Mira)
  • Educator Bundles: Bundles a Mira AL x64 site license with Mira Pro, ideal for teaching and curriculum development! Also available for Mira Pro x64 + Mira AL x64.
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  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit), or 100% compatible Windows environment on Linux or Mac.
  • Hard Drive Space: 100 MB.
  • Memory: 4GB

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