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.