AstroImager

AstroImager is a powerful, but easy to use image capture application for the astrophotography.

The built-in INDIGO drivers support the following hardware:

  • ATIK Titan Mono & Colour,
  • ATIK 3xx/4xx family cameras,
  • ATIK One 6 & 9 (and its internal filter wheel),
  • ATIK 16200 cameras,
  • ATIK Large Frame cameras(11000/4000),
  • ATIK VS and Infinity,
  • IIDC cameras (compatible USB 2.0+ or FireWire cameras, including Atik GP),
  • Starlight Xpress USB 2.0 cameras & filter wheels,
  • ZWO ASI USB 3.0 cameras & EFW filter wheels,
  • FLI cameras & filter wheels,
  • SSAG/QHY5 camera driver,
  • SBIG cameras and filter wheels (vendor SDK must be installed),
  • QSI 5xx/6xx cameras (experimenetal code),
  • QHY cameras (experimenetal code),
  • MEADE DSI cameras (experimenetal code),
  • Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB focuser controllers and
  • USB_Focus V3 focuser controllers
but it can be used as a client to any remote or local INDIGO or INDI server with any supported CCD, filter wheel or focuser as well.

AstroImager is developed and tested with many of the cameras, wheels and focusers mentioned above. Nevertheless, even with the best effort we can’t test all models in all situations so please download a trial version and test it with your hardware before buy it! If it will not work, let us know, maybe we can still help you and fix it.

AstroImager also controls the set point cooling and the mechanical shutter of the attached camera (if available). It can preview or capture and save images to selected folder with any file name prefix, count, duration and time lapse, browse captured images and show them in Finder, zoom and stretch them automatically or manually. It can measure FWHM, HFD and the drift of a selected star to help easier and faster focus and align your equatorial telescope mount. Captured images can be plate-solved using public astrometry.net service or local Astrometry for OS X application.

Images are stored in FITS format with user defined keywords and can be debayered during preview. Sequences of images can be saved in various video formats including SER as well.

Even if it can be used separately, it is meant to be used together with AstroTelescope and AstroGuider. Application communicates over INDI/INDIGO protocol and it can be used to integrate with any INDI/INDIGO 3rd party application as well.

To run AstroDSLR you need Apple Mac running OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra or later..

You can read Getting Started to learn more and if you will have any problem with some of our products do not hesitate to contact us on info@cloudmakers.eu, users group forum or INDI forum.

If your hardware is supported by the built-in drivers, you can go ahead. Otherwise you may need to install INDI Server for OS X too. Read more »


Using local or remote INDI server you may find convenient to manage settings of your devices with INDI Control Panel. Read more »