Selected articles and scripts from the new Astroart forum.
Download here the latest translations. Please contact us to support a new language.
German, French, Spanish and Italian are already included in Astroart 8.
The downloads for Astroart 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 are available at the support page.
Demo version - Version 8.0 SP4
For Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7. Also compatible with WINE for image processing.
The demo version cannot save, but it does not expire and lets you evaluate Astroart without hurry.
The following camera plugins are included: ASCOM, Canon™ DSLR, Starlight-Xpress™ Trius "H"/SXVH and Lodestar. For other cameras please download the correct plugin. Camera control works for 60 minutes then Astroart must be restarted. The star atlas is not included.
The 64 bit versions (LAA and 64) can be found in the Start menu of Windows.
Download New features of Astroart 8
Service Pack 4 - Version 8.0 SP4
Upgrade for Astroart 8 (requires a previous full installation). This upgrade includes several new features and corrections, see "Release notes" below.
StarNet plugin - Version 2.0
For Astroart 8/7/6. StarNet 2.0 is a software for removing stars using artificial intelligence. For more information see the StarNet github page and web site.
Software Development Kit - Version 8.0
This SDK allows to write your own image filters, camera and telescope drivers, and to control Astroart from other software.
Includes complete documentation and several examples written with: Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic, CodeBlocks GCC, C++ Builder, Delphi, Lazarus.
Image processing Camera driver Telescope driver Remote controlSample plugins - (Astroart 5/6/7/8)
Extra palettes - Version 1.0
15 color palettes by Mauro Facchini of Cavezzo Observatory. These palettes can also be used in the demo version of Astroart and in the Avis FITS Viewer.
Historical CometEls - Years 2005-2023
CometEls.txt are text files from the Minor Planet Center which contains orbital parameters for comets. Unfortunetely they are valid only for a limited time, because comet orbits are heavily perturbed.
ASCOM (Atik, QHY, ZWO ASI, Orion, etc.) - Version 2.72
A generic plugin which supports all cameras compatible with the ASCOM interface.
Canon™ DSLR cameras - Version 2.20
Supports cameras since DIGIC III hardware (450D, 40D, 1000D) and newer (500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 850D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 250D) , higher models (50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 5D MII, 5DMIII, 5DMIV, 6D, 6DMII, 7D, 1D MIII, 1D MIV, 1Ds MIII, 1DC, 1DX, 100D, 200D, 200DII, 90D) and mirrorless (R, RP, M200, M6II, R5, R6, M50 MII).
A plugin for older cameras is available here, requires Canon Utilities.
Nikon™ DSLR cameras - Version 1.50
For Nikon cameras with Bulb control via USB or DSUSB, (since 2012-2013, so: D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7100, D7200, D600, D610, D750, DF, D4S, D500, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850, D5, 1V3) and (D5100, D7000, D300, D300S, D700 using the Shoestring DSUSB bulb cable) and mirrorless (Z6, Z7, Z50).
SBIG™ cameras - Version 5.40
Legacy USB, Ethernet and parallel port interface. Guider CCD and adaptive optics supported. Please note that modern SBIG cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM plugin.
Legacy cameras with serial or parallel port connection, may work only on Windows XP:
ST-6 ST-5 ST-4
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 cameras.
A plugin for modified web cams (Steve Chambers, etc.) and SAC7, which supports long exposure thanks to the external control of the electronic shutter is available here. For more info see: PMDO Observatory.
Moravian™ - Version 2.2
The native plugin is available at the Moravian Instruments web site, section "Download" then "Camera drivers for 3rd party software". Newer cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM plugin above.
FLI™ - Version 1.50
Native plugin for FLI cameras and filter wheels. Newer cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM plugin above.
QSI™ - Version 7.2
The driver is available at QSI web site or it's included with the camera. Recent models are also compatible with the ASCOM standard.
Starlight-Xpress Lodestar, Lodestar X2, Lodestar PRO - Version 2.10
For imaging and autoguide. USB2 connection.
Starlight-Xpress Trius SX, Ultrastar, Superstar, SX, SXV, "H" (5,9,16,18,35,36,674,694,814,825,834) - Version 3.60
Both monochrome and "C" models supported. Binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, SXV guider supported.
Starlight-Xpress Trius SX (SX-56, SX-46, SX-18) - Version 1.0
RBI correction, binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, SXV guider supported.
Starlight-Xpress Trius, SXV "M" (M25, M25C, M26C) - Version 2.10 / 1.20
Several binning modes, SXV guider supported.
Download M25/M25C Download M26C
Starlight-Xpress SXV "M", "MX" USB2 (M5, M7, M7C, M8C, M9, MX916,716,516) - Version 2.51
Both monochrome and "C" models supported. Native USB2 connector 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
Fast interface supported. For Windows XP.
MX716/916 MX7C MX516/512/5C HX516/512 SXL8-P SX/SXR
Several binning modes, focus, subframes, etc.
DSI 1/1Pro DSI 2/2Pro 208/216XT 416XT
Lumenera™ - Version 1.30
Most cameras supported. Binning 1x1 and 2x2.
XIMEA CCD cameras.
Apogee™ - Version 2.40
USB and Ethernet. Filter wheels supported.
The plugin for older cameras (AP, KX, SPH, Lisaa) is available here.
Audine / Genesis - Version 1.0
Audine and Genesis cameras with USB or parallel port connection.
Artemis and Atik (without ASCOM) - Version 2.0
By Steve Chambers and associates. For old cameras not compatible with ASCOM. Drivers available at the Artemis and Atik web site.
Orion first autoguider (without ASCOM) - Version 1.0
By Tom Van den Eede. For the first model of the Orion Starshoot which came without ASCOM. Read carefully the documentation, 32 bits only. All new Orion cameras can be controlled by the ASCOM driver above.
These older plugins may work only on Windows XP.
OES Alpha Mini
Opticstar DS-335C/ICE Imperx™ VCE Cookbook 245