Astro-Imaging Applications for Linux and macOS


New Release (0.78.5) macOS

The initial release of macOS is now available. The minimal operating system version is 10.10 (Yosemite) and it requires a CPU with SSE2 support. Most Mac computers manufactored since 2009 should be supported.

New Release (0.78.5) LINUX

This version fixes a few minor bugs and the x86-64 distribution introduces specific binaries for modern and old CPUs.

For modern CPUs, AstroDMx Capture can now take advantage of the AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions), SSE1, SSE2, SSSE3 and SSE4 instruction sets. These instruction sets should be available on any CPU manufactured in 2012 and later.

There's a specific release for CPUs manufactured before 2012.

Previous Release (0.78.3)

AstroDMx Capture for Linux version 0.78.3 is now available. This version provides full support for the SVBONY SV305 camera on 32 and 64bit Raspberry Pi and implements the new SVBONY SV305PRO camera.

See the changelog for more information.

What is AstroDMx Capture for Linux and macOS?

AstroDMx Capture is a fully featured astronomical image capture application for 64-bit Linux, the Raspberry Pi3 and Pi4, macOS and soon to be released for 64-bit Windows. It is a deep sky and solar system imager.

The project was started by Nicola Amanda Mackin FRAS in order to produce a stable astronomical imaging application for use with the Imaging Source DMK, DFK and DBK range of cameras. Since then, the project has grown into a fully featured capture application written specifically for the Linux platform.

AstroDMx Capture for Linux - Version 0.50.1

This screenshot is of AstroDMx Capture displaying a live preview from the ASI178MC running in 16-bit mode. AstroDMx is mapping the 16-bit stream onto the preview screen by using one of the new 16-bit to 8-bit transforms available in 0.50.1. The dark theme has been inherited from the operating system's base theme.

Summary of Supported Hardware

The following is a summary of the hardware supported by AstroDMx Capture. In a future release, the application will support the INDI framework which will expand the range of supported hardware.

  • Imaging Source Cameras
  • ZWO Cameras
  • QHY Cameras
  • Atik 16-bit range of cameras
  • DSLR Cameras
  • SVBONY SV105, SV205 (may require a firmware upgrade, see the technical help page), SV305 and the SV305PRO
  • Various UVC compliant Webcams and Capture Cards
  • ZWO Filter Wheels
  • Click for comprehensive list

For more detailed information about AstroDMx, visit the main information and download pages. If you have any questions or problems with the software please feel free to contact Nicola Mackin.

Other Software

AstroCrop is an application written many years ago which automatically registers and precisely crops a series of images based on a single reference frame.

Aspect Ratio Corrector is a very simple application to correct the aspect ratio of images obtained via frame-integrating video cameras.