Control Your Astrophotography Equipment

The Cameras+ module integrates with TheSky™ Professional to control a broad range of astronomical imaging equipment, including cameras, autoguiders, focusers, filter wheels, instrument rotators, remote power switches, and more.

The Cameras+ is built with 64-bit performance on macOS, Linux and Windows operating systems. That’s especially important when imaging with memory hungry large format cameras.

Please Note:

  • This module is included with TheSky™ Imaging bundle.
  • The Cameras+ can also be activated from TheSky™ Professional to extend its feature set.
  • The optional TPoint™ module is similarly included with TheSky™ Imaging bundle and it too can be activated from TheSky™ Professional.

For detailed information, please see the Description below.

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Click My account > My Serial Numbers to view the serial number that is required to activate the Cameras+ module from TheSky.


Q. How do I activate the Cameras+ module?

A. See Activating the Cameras+ Module in TheSky User Guide for details.

Q. Do I need to install additional software to use this module?

A. No additional software needs to be downloaded or installed.  The Camera s+ module is activated from TheSky.

Details how to upgrade to TheSky Imaging from all other editions are here.

TheSky Professional has integrated telescope mount control and can operate these supported telescope mounts out of the box.

Click on the links below for details about additional equipment supported by the Cameras+ and Domes modules.

Note that TheSky Imaging bundle includes the Cameras+ module.

TheSky Professional edition offers optional software and database modules that can be used to extend its functionality.

The following optional modules are available on the Software Bisque Store:


Cameras+ is an optional module that extends TheSky™ Professional edition standard feature set.  It allows you to control an array of astrophotography equipment, including cameras, autoguiders, focusers, filter wheels, instrument rotators, remote power switches, and more.

With the Multi-OS+ option, you can even operate them on macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

When you purchase TheSky™ Imaging bundle, Cameras+ (and TPoint™) are included and automatically activated, so there’s no need to purchase those options separately.

Cameras+ Standard Features
Control any two supported cameras simultaneously; one for imaging and one for autoguiding.
Powerful, flexible and scriptable autoguiding capabilities to 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 TheSky™ Professional to provide, native, standalone, automated pointing calibration runs (the optional TPoint™ module required) for telescope modeling and accurate polar alignment.
Allows TheSky™ 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 cameras, focusers, filter wheels, and instrument rotators, on macOS, Linux and Windows.
Control ASCOM-compliant hardware (Windows only).
Perform astrometric solutions using Image Link and All Sky Image Link.

Important Cameras+ Notes:

  • TheSky™ Professional includes a 90-day free trial for a variety of software modules including the Cameras+, Domes, and TPoint™ modules.
  • Once the trial period has expired, the Cameras+ module must be purchased separately.
  • The Cameras+ module is activated from within from TheSky™ Professional as described here.
  • The Cameras+ module is included with TheSky™ Imaging bundle and need not be purchased separately.

Learn more >

Cameras+ Module Documentation

See the Camera Control section of the TheSky™ Professional User Guide’s device-control details.

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