TheSkyX Pro Camera Module (Mac or Windows)

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.



Camera Module Features

The optional TheSkyX Pro Camera Module includes the following 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, AO devices, and rotators, on macOS, Linux and Windows.
Control all ASCOM-compliant hardware (Windows only).
Perform astrometric solutions using Image Link.

Important Add On Notes:

  • TheSkyX Professional Edition includes a 90-day free trial for all software modules (including the Camera, Dome, and TPoint modules).
  • The optional Camera Add On is sold separately and is not included with TheSkyX Professional Edition.
  • After purchasing and installing TheSkyX Professional Edition, and purchasing this optional Add On, there is no need to download or install the Add On separately. You must activate the optional Add Ons from within TheSkyX using the serial number that is automatically registered to your account when you purchase the Add On.

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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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