Camera Module

The optional TheSkyX Professional Edition Camera Module extends TheSkyX’s standard feature set to include integrated camera, focuser, filter wheel, rotator and legacy SBIG adaptive-optics control, extensive autoguiding capabilities and more.



  • When you purchase TheSky Imaging Edition, the Camera module is included and automatically activated, so there’s no need to purchase this module separately!
  • When you purchase TheSky Professional Edition, purchasing the Camera Module provides the following features:

Standard Camera Module Features

Control any two supported cameras simultaneously; one for imaging and one for autoguiding.
Autoguide and acquire FITS photos.
Perform automated focus (using @Focus2 or @Focus3).
Graph autoguiding metrics, including a 3D graph of the guide star, HFD, guider errors and more.
Acquire an unlimited number of series of photos, each with different exposure times, filter wheel settings, calibration and more to automate LRGB or any other filter sequence.
Automatically save photos (with highly flexible and configurable names and folders).
Built-in dithering using the Take Series command.
Create and apply master calibration frames.
Reduce photos (apply dark frame, bias and flat frames) using multiple CPUs when available.
Allows TheSkyX to provide, native, standalone, automated pointing calibration runs (the optional TPoint Add On required) for telescope modeling and accurate polar alignment.
Allows TheSkyX to automatically determine your image scale with a single button click.
Scripted device control and image acquisition (using Java Script on macOS, Linux, and Windows or via COM automation on Windows).
The telescope’s position (RA/Dec coordinates) are automatically added to the FITS header
Adjust photos’ white and black points using a graphical histogram control.
Natively control many commercial cameras, focusers, filter wheels, and rotators, on macOS, Linux and Windows.
Control all ASCOM-compliant hardware (Windows only).
Perform astrometric solutions using Image Link.

Important Camera Module Notes:

  • TheSkyX Professional Edition includes a 90-day free trial for all software modules (including the Camera, Dome, and TPoint modules).
  • The optional Camera Module is not included with TheSkyX Professional Edition and must be purchased separately.
  • You must activate Camera Module from TheSkyX Pro as described here.

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Camera Module Documentation

See the “Camera Control” section of the TheSkyX Professional Edition User Guide for details about device control and how to autoguide.

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