Astro-Imaging Applications for Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows


New Release ( Linux, Raspberry PI, macOS, Windows and ChromeOS

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New Release ( Linux, Raspberry PI, macOS and Windows

  • Implemented support for the upcoming SVBONY SV905C

New Release ( Linux, Raspberry PI, macOS and Windows

This version fully implements the following new cameras:

  • Touptek (Full cooling functions implemented)
  • Omegon (Full cooling functions implemented)
  • Bresser / Touptek Cameras

Since verson 1.x, I had dropped support for older CPUs that don't have SSE3 or SSSE3 instruction-sets on Linux. This support has been reintroduced, however, performance (frame rates) may be limited on such CPUs.

Please see the changelog for more information

What is AstroDMx Capture

AstroDMx Capture is a cross-platform fully featured astronomical image capture application for 64-bit Linux, the Raspberry Pi3 and Pi4, macOS and 64-bit Windows 10. It is a deep sky and solar system imager.

The project was started by Nicola Amanda Mackin FRAS in order 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 capture application written on Linux in C++ and now ported to macOS and Microsoft Windows.

AstroDMx Capture for Linux - Version 0.50.1

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 a future release, the application will support the INDI framework which will expand the range of supported hardware.

  • Altair Cameras
  • Omegon cameras with full thermal controls implemented
  • Touptek cameras with full thermal controls implmented
  • Bresser camneras implemented
  • Imaging Source Cameras
  • ZWO Cameras
  • QHY Cameras
  • Atik 16-bit range of cameras
  • DSLR Cameras
  • SVBONY SV105, SV205 (may require a firmware upgrade, see the technical help page), SV305, SV305PRO-M, SV305PRO-C and the SV905C
  • Lumenera USB2 and USB3 cameras (Windows)
  • Lumenera USB3 cameras (Linux)
  • Various UVC compliant Webcams and Capture Cards
  • ZWO Filter Wheels
  • Click for comprehensive list

For more detailed information about AstroDMx, visit the main information and download pages. If you have any questions or problems with the software please feel free to contact Nicola Mackin.

Other Software

AstroCrop is an application written many years ago which automatically registers and precisely crops a series of images based on a single reference frame.

Aspect Ratio Corrector is a very simple application to correct the aspect ratio of images obtained via frame-integrating video cameras.