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  Features

Fast focus
with realtime zoom and sharpness indicators.
 
Scripts
for automatic research, with filter wheel and telescope control.
 
Auto center
Fully automated thanks to plate solving.
 
Autoguide/selfguide
all relay boxes supported.
 
Filter wheels
with automatic sequences.
 
Two cameras
Two CCD cameras can be controlled at a time. 

 

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.

CCD Panel
Script panel

 

Driver SDK
Let Astroart control your custom CCD camera writing a simple driver with the SDK. A demo driver 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. Apogee™
  4. SBIG™
  5. Meade™
  6. Webcams and video
  7. FLI™
  8. XIMEA™
  9. Yankee robotics™
  10. SAC™
  11. Moravian Instruments™
  12. Lumenera™
  13. Starlight Xpress™ SXV - Trius
  14. Starlight Xpress™ Lodestar
  15. Starlight Xpress™ USB 1
  16. HISIS™
  17. Audine
  18. Artemis
  19. Atik
  20. Opticstar
  21. QSI™
  22. Orion
  CCD and telescope control

Camera control is available for Astroart as plug-in ("CCD drivers"). This feature allows us to support new CCD cameras very quickly. You may also update the Camera Interface.
 

Camera Interface - Version 6.01
 
The current release for Astroart 6. See: release notes.
  Download

Camera Interface - Version 5.43
 
The final release for Astroart 5.
  Download

Camera Interface - Version 4.61
 
The final release for Astroart 4.
  Download
 

ASCOM generic (Atik, QHY, Orion, ASI, etc.) - Version 1.50
 
A generic driver which supports all cameras compatible with the ASCOM interface.
  Download

Canon™ DSLR cameras - Version 1.00 / 2.80
 
Native driver (recommended), focusing requires the Camera Interface version 6.01.
  Download (native - 1.00)
Managed driver, requires the Canon Utilities software bundled with your camera.
  Download (managed - 2.80)

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

Apogee™ old models: AP, KX, SPH, Lisaa
 
For old models not supported by the latest Apogee SDK.
  Download

SBIG™ All cameras - Version 5.10
 
USB, Ethernet and parallel port interface. Guide CCD and adaptive optics supported.
  Download

SBIG™ ST-6 - Version 2.00
 
Automatic color sequences with the CFW6/8, autoguide with internal relays.
  Download

SBIG™ ST-5 - Version 2.00
 
Serial port version. Supports imaging and autoguide with the internal relays.
  Download

SBIG™ ST-4 - Version 2.10
 
Imaging and autoguide with the internal relays.
  Download

Celestron™ PixCel 255, 237 - Version 4.00
 
Internal filter wheel supported.
  Download

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

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

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

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

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.
  Download

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.
  Download

FLI™ All cameras 1.50
 
All cameras and filter wheels are supported. New cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM driver available at the bottom of this page.
  Download  (native driver)

XIMEA™ All cameras - Versione 1.00
 
XIMEA CCD cameras.
  Link

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

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

Moravian Instruments - Version 1.00
 
Driver available at the web page of Moravian Instruments.
  Link

Lumenera™ - Version 1.20
 
All cameras are supported. Binning 1x1 and 2x2.
  Download

Imperx™ VCE - Version 1.00
 
VCE video grabber card, Windows XP/2000 compatible.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress SXV-M5/M7/M7C/M8C/M9 (MX916/716/516 USB2) - Version 2.50
 
For SXV-M cameras and USB2 parallel interfaces. Guider camera supported.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress Lodestar, LodestarX2 - Version 1.00
 
Imaging and autoguide. USB2 connection.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress SXV/SXVR M25/C, Trius 25C - Version 2.00
 
Binning 1x1, 2x2, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8. SXV guider supported.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress SXV/SXVR/Trius "H"5/9/9C/16/18/35/36/674/694/814/825/C - Version 2.91
 
Binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, SXV guider supported.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress HX916 USB - Version 2.20
 
USB connection, binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress MX916/716/7C USB - Version 1.50
 
USB connection for fast downloads.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress MX516, MX512, MX5C USB - Version 1.10
 
USB connection for fast downloads.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress HX516 USB - Version 1.00
 
USB connection for fast downloads.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress MX916/716 parallel port - Version 2.60
 
STAR 2000 selfguide, fast focus, (more than 4 frames/sec. with FastInterface). High resolution 752 x 580, "venetian blind" total correction using different methods.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress MX7C parallel port - Version 2.60
 
STAR 2000 selfguide in high resolution (752x580), fast focus (4 frames/sec).
  Download

Starlight-Xpress MX516, MX512, MX5C parallel port - Version 2.51
 
STAR 2000 selfguide, fast focus, (more than 4 frames/sec. with FastInterface). High resolution (500 x 580 pixels) with selfguide and "venetian blind" correction.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress HX516, HX512 parallel port - Version 2.50
 
Very fast focus, more than 2 frames per second (more than 4 with FastInterface). True binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 6x6.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress SXL8-P - Version 2.50
 
Fast download and fast focus, up to 3 frames per second. True binning 2x2 and 3x3.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress SX/SXR - Version 2.50
 
Fast download and fast focus, up to 3 frames per second. True binning 2x2 and 3x3.
  Download

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.
  Download

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

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

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

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.
  Download

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

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

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

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.
  Download

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

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