Astro-Imaging Applications for Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows


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New Release (0.88.2) Linux, Raspberry PI, macOS and Windows

There are three new features in this release. The most notable of these features is the ability to configure capture profiles which allow the user to save camera settings and reuse them for future imaging sessions. All camera parameters are saved with the exception of cooling and histogram functions.

Please see the changelog for more information

Version 0.84.7 and above

AstroDMx Capture is no longer distributed with separate installers for specific CPU Microarchitectures. In this version, the distributions install builds for the Haswell and Core2 Microarchitectures a well as a generic build that should run on any 64-bit CPU regardless of age. There is a special loader program which interrogates the CPU and then runs the build that is most appropriate for your CPU. This functionality is not implemented for macOS, macOS is currently only distributed for CPUs with at least the Core2 microarchitecture (SSE, SSE2, SSE3 and SSSE3).

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.

  • 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 and the SV305PRO
  • 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.