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Fast focus
with realtime zoom and sharpness indicators.
for automatic research, with filter wheel and telescope control.
Auto center
Fully automated thanks to plate solving.
all relay boxes supported.
Filter wheels
with automatic sequences.


Script language
Write your own scripts in Basic to automate your tasks: supernova and asteroid search, surveys, mosaics, controlling your filter wheel, telescope and camera. Several supernovas was discovered this way by Astroart users.

Script panel
Script panel 6.2


Driver SDK
Let Astroart control your custom hardware just writing a simple driver with the SDK. Many demo drivers and complete documentation is available at the Plugin page.


Realtime focus and center
Just select a rectangle (of any size) over a full image and click the Focus button. During the focusing process the CCD subframe can be moved and zoomed in realtime.


Quick links 

  1. ASCOM
  2. Canon™
  3. Nikon™
  4. Apogee™
  5. SBIG™
  6. Webcams and video
  7. Moravian Instruments™
  8. FLI™
  9. Starlight Xpress™ SXV - Trius
  10. Starlight Xpress™ Lodestar
  11. Starlight Xpress™ USB 1
  12. Meade™
  13. XIMEA™
  14. Lumenera™
  15. Audine
  16. HISIS™
  17. Artemis
  18. Atik without ASCOM
  19. Opticstar
  20. QSI™
  21. SAC™
  22. Orion
  23. Yankee robotics™
  Camera and telescope control

Camera control is available for Astroart as plug-ins. This feature allows us to support new cameras very quickly.
To install a plugin just unzip it into the Astroart installation folder.

ASCOM generic (Atik, QHY, ZWO ASI, Orion, etc.) - Version 2.10
A generic plugin which supports all cameras compatible with the ASCOM interface.
  Download (Astroart 7/6/5) version 2.10.
The previous version for Astroart 4 is available at the Support page.

Canon™ DSLR cameras - Version 1.20 / 2.80
Native plugin (recommended), focusing requires the Camera Interface version 6.01.
  Download (native - 1.20)
Old managed plugin, requires the Canon Utilities software bundled with your camera.
  Download (managed - 2.80)

Nikon™ DSLR cameras - Version 1.10
For Nikon cameras with Bulb control via USB, (since 2012-2013, so: D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7100, D7200, D600, D610, D750, DF, D4S, D500, D810, D810A, D5, 1V3) and (D5100, D7000 using the Shoestring DSUSB bulb cable). Focusing requires the Camera Interface version 6.01.

Apogee™ - Version 2.40
USB and Ethernet. Filter wheels supported.

Apogee™ Legacy cameras: AP, KX, SPH, Lisaa
Older models not supported by the latest Apogee SDK.

SBIG™ All cameras - Version 5.40
USB, Ethernet and parallel port interface. Guide CCD and adaptive optics supported.

SBIG™ Legacy cameras - Version 2.00
Older cameras with serial/parallel connection.
  ST-6      ST-5      ST-4

Celestron™ PixCel 255, 237 - Version 5.20
Internal filter wheel supported.

Web cams, video cameras (ASI, DMK, Meade LPI, Celestron NexImage,etc.) - Version 3.60
Long exposures (automatic sum of video frames), autoguide, fast focus, sequences, binning, subframes both on B/W and color devices.

SC Modified web cams - Version 2.50
Steve Chambers' modified web cams and SAC7, which supports long exposure thanks to the external control of the electronic shutter. For more info: click here. Other web cams supported.

Moravian Instruments - Version 2.2
Plugin available at the Moravian Instruments web site, section "Download" then "Camera drivers for 3rd party software".

FLI™ cameras - Version 1.50
FLI cameras and filter wheels. Please note: newer cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM plugin above.
  Download  (native plugin)

Starlight-Xpress Lodestar, LodestarX2 - Version 2.00
Imaging and autoguide. USB2 connection.

Starlight-Xpress Trius SX , SXV/R "H" 5/9/9C/16/18/35/36/674/694/814/825/C/Ultrastar - 3.00
Binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, SXV guider supported.

Starlight-Xpress Trius SX-56 , SX-46, SX-18 - 1.00
RBI correction, binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, SXV guider supported.

Starlight-Xpress Trius, SXV/R "M" 25 / 25C - Version 2.00
Binning 1x1, 2x2, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8. SXV guider supported.

Starlight-Xpress Trius, SXV/R M26C, SX26C - Version 1.20
Binning 1x1, 2x2. SXV guider supported. The Camera Interface 6.2 is recommended to display the image horizontally, option: "Rotate 90 degrees".

Starlight-Xpress SXV-M5/M7/M7C/M8C/M9 (MX916/716/516 USB2) - Version 2.51
For SXV-M cameras and parallel-USB2 interfaces. Guider camera supported.

Starlight-Xpress USB1 cameras
Older cameras with USB 1.0 connection:
  HX916      MX916/716/7C      MX516/512/5C      HX516    

Starlight-Xpress parallel port
FastInterface supported, fast focus. For Windows 2000/XP.
  MX716/916      MX7C      MX516/512/5C      HX516/512      SXL8-P      SX/SXR

Meade™ DSI I, I PRO, II, II PRO - Version 3.50
Binning 1x1 and 2x2, focus, subframing, etc.

Meade™ 208 / 216 XT - Version 3.00
All features supported (imaging, focus, subframing, telescope control, etc..)

Meade™ 416 XT/XTE - Version 1.00
Serial port connection up to 115200 baud, all features supported (imaging, focus, subframing, telescope control, etc..)

Meade™ 416 XT/XTE SCSI - Version 1.00
SCSI connection for fast downloads. Driver available at the Steve Hill's web site.

Lumenera™ - Version 1.20
Most cameras supported. Binning 1x1 and 2x2.

XIMEA™ All cameras - Versione 1.00
XIMEA CCD cameras.

Audine/Genesis KAF40X - KAF160X - Version 2.70
Shutter and amplifier control. Binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8; focus up to 5 frames/sec.

Audine/Genesis USB - Version 1.00
Shutter, download speed and amplifier control. Binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4.

Imperx™ VCE - Version 1.00
VCE video grabber card for Windows XP/2000.

Artemis and Atik (without ASCOM) - Version 2.00
By Steve Chambers and associates. For old cameras not compatible with ASCOM. Drivers available at the Artemis and Atik web sites.
  Link 1 and Link 2

HISIS™ 2216, 23, 24, 33, 38, 44 - Version 2.60
Fast focus, up to 2 frames per second, binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, software control of buzzer, defrost, temperature.

Cookbook™ 245 - Version 2.60
LDC and shutter control. Four binning modes: 756x242, 378x242, 252x242 and 252x121; very fast focus up to 5 frames/sec.

OES Alpha Mini - Version 2.51
Many binning modes from 768x580 to 192x145, focus up to 2 frames/sec.

Opticstar DS-335C/ICE - Version 1.0
Many binning modes and fast focus.

QSI - 1.0
All cameras are supported. Driver available at QSI web site.

SAC10™ - Version 1.00
By SAC IMAGING, both color and b/w modes are supported.

Orion first autoguider, without ASCOM. - 1.0
By Tom Van den Eede. This special driver is required for the very first model of the Orion Starshoot which did not came with an ASCOM driver. Read carefully the documentation. All new Orion cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM driver above.

QGuider, QHYx, CPx-x, ALccd-x, CCDLuna-x, MagZero, without ASCOM - 1.0
QHY drivers are also available at the QHY web site. Some older drivers were developed By Tom Van den Eede.
  www.qhyccd.com  AstroSoftBe

Yankee Robotics™ - Version 1.00
Trifid CCD cameras, USB connection.

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