Cameras+

This module is included with TheSky Imaging bundle and can be activated from TheSky Professional to extend its feature set.

The optional Cameras & Devices module extends TheSky Professional to control your cameras, autoguiders, motorized focusers, color filter wheels, astronomical rotators, and more.

Supports many legacy SBIG devices, including cameras, filter wheels and the legacy SBIG AO-7.


The total cost at checkout will be $150 USD plus applicable tax. Click the Buy Now graphic below to add this product to your cart.

Click My account > My Serial Numbers to view the serial number that is required to activate the Camera & Devices module from TheSky.

$150.00

Q. How do I activate the Camera & Devices module?

A. See Activating the Camera 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 & Devices module is activated from TheSky.

Description

  • When you purchase TheSky Imaging edition, the Cameras & Devices module is automatically activated, so there’s no need to purchase it separately.
  • The Cameras & Devices module can be purchased for TheSky Professional edition.

Standard Camera & Devices 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 TheSky to provide, native, standalone, automated pointing calibration runs (the optional TPoint Add On required) for telescope modeling and accurate polar alignment.
Allows TheSky 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 instrument rotators, on macOS, Linux and Windows.
Control ASCOM-compliant hardware (Windows only).
Perform astrometric solutions using Image Link.

Important Cameras & Devices Notes:

  • TheSky Professional includes a 90-day free trial for all software modules (including the Cameras & Devices, Dome, and TPoint modules).
  • The optional Cameras & Devices module is not included with TheSky Professional and must be purchased separately.
  • You must activate the Cameras & Devices module from TheSky Professional as described here.
  • The Cameras & Devices module is included with TheSky Imaging and need not be purchased separately.

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Cameras & Devices Module Documentation

See the Camera Control section of the TheSky Professional User Guide device control details.

Please note that while TheSkyX Professional was renamed to TheSky Professional, you may occasionally run into the old name as some of our documentation still utilizes the older name. However, it’s still perfectly serviceable and still gets updated.

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