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AstroDMx Capture

Deep Sky Astronomy Image Capture Application

Linux • RPi • macOS • Windows • ChromeOS

What is AstroDMx Capture?

AstroDMx Capture is a cross-platform astronomical image capture application developed on Fedora Linux and now ported to the Raspberry Pi OS (32 and 64-bit), macOS, Windows 10/11 and ChromeOS running under the Crostini virtual environment.

Nicola Amanda Mackin started the AstroDMx Capture project in 2017 to produce a stable astronomical imaging application for use with the Imaging Source DMK, DFK and DBK range of cameras. Since then, the project has grown into a fully featured astrophotography application, which now supports many specialist imaging devices.

The software supports some of the most popular astronomy cameras, together with ZWO motorised filter wheels and also UVC devices. It also supports various capture cards, which, for example, allows the use of frame integrating analogue video cameras.

AstroDMx Capture is an on-going project and additional functionality will be added as it evolves.

Screenshot of AstroDMx Capture
This screenshot is of AstroDMx Capture displaying a live preview from the ASI178MC running in 16-bit mode. AstroDMx is mapping the 16-bit stream onto the preview screen by using one of the new 16-bit to 8-bit transforms available in 0.50.1. The dark theme has been inherited from the operating system’s base theme.

Summary of Supported Hardware

The following is a summary of the hardware supported by AstroDMx Capture. In the future, the application will support the INDI / INDIGO framework which will significantly expand the range of supported hardware.

  • Player One
  • Altair
  • Omegon
  • Touptek
  • Bresser
  • Imaging Source
  • ZWO
  • QHY
  • Atik 16-bit
  • DSLR
  • SVBONY (All cameras)
  • Lumenera USB2 and USB3 (Windows)
  • Lumenera USB3 (Linux)
  • Many UVC compliant Webcams and Capture Cards
  • ZWO Filter Wheels
  • Full List of Tested Cameras

For more detailed information about AstroDMx Capture, please visit the AstroDMx Overview and Download pages.

If you have any questions or problems with the software please feel free to contact Nicola Mackin.