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

Camera Interface - Version 6.01*
 
The last 6.0X version for Astroart 6. *The new version 6.2 is included in Service Pack 3.
  Download 6.01 and release notes.

Camera Interface - Version 5.43
 
The final version for Astroart 5.
  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 1.10 / 2.80
 
Native driver (recommended), focusing requires the Camera Interface version 6.01.
  Download (native - 1.10)
Old managed driver, 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, D7200 using the Shoestring DSUSB bulb cable). Focusing requires the Camera Interface version 6.01.
  Download

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

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

SBIG™ All cameras - Version 5.20
 
USB, Ethernet and parallel port interface. Guide CCD and adaptive optics supported.
  Download

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.
  Download

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

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.
  Download

FLI™ Legacy cameras 1.50
 
Older cameras and filter wheels. New cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM driver above.
  Download  (native driver)

Yankee Robotics™ - 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

Starlight-Xpress Lodestar, LodestarX2 - Version 1.01
 
Imaging and autoguide. USB2 connection.
  Download

Starlight-Xpress Trius SX and SXV/R "H" 5/9/9C/16/18/35/36/674/694/814/825/C - Ver. 2.93
 
Binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, SXV guider supported.
  Download

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

Starlight-Xpress Trius, SXV/R "M" 26C - 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".
  Download

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.
  Download

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.
  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

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

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

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

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

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

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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