INIDGO D1 (All-in-One for DSLRs)

INDIGO D1 is a front end for imaging, guiding, mount and auxiliary devices INDIGO agents. Its purpose is to control main imaging camera, filter wheel and focuser, to allow proper framing, focusing and capturing from a single batch of images to quite complicated series of images with different parameters and settings, to control the guiding camera, its guider port and/or the connected mount and it is a simple planetarium and telescope control application.

It is actually AstroDSLR, AstroGuider and AstroTelescope bundled together to a single process together with utilities like AUX Panel, INDIGO Control Panel and INDIGO Script Editor, so everything what you can read about these applications applies to INDIGO D1 as well.

INDIGO D1 is intended for astrophotography with DSLRs. For making photos with astro cameras, check INDIGO A1 instead.

It can control many devices supported by built-in INDIGO drivers or it can use any 3rd party remote INDIGO or INDI driver. Out-of-the-box it contains INDIGO drivers for the following devices:

  • CCD, focuser, wheel, rotator, mount, gps and dome simulator drivers,
  • Atik CCD and wheel drivers (Intel only),
  • ZWO ASI CCD, wheel, focuser and guider drivers (doesn't work with non-S ASI120MM/MC, Intel only),
  • IIDC CCD driver (both USB and FireWire cameras),
  • QHY CCD and filter wheel drivers (Intel only),
  • SBIG CCD and filter wheel driver (Intel only),
  • Meade DSI CCD driver,
  • Orion SSAG/QHY5 CCD driver,
  • StarlightXpress CCD, wheel and AO drivers,
  • Moravian Instruments CCD and wheel driver,
  • ToupTek CCD driver (Intel only),
  • AltairAstro CCD driver (Intel only),
  • SVBONY CCD driver (Intel only),
  • UVC (USB Video Class, e.g. SVBONY SV205) CCD driver,
  • PTP-over-USB CCD driver for Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha cameras,
  • Trutek (TruTech) wheel driver (untested),
  • Brightstar Quantum wheel driver (untested),
  • Xagyl wheel driver (untested),
  • Optec wheel driver (untested),
  • QHY CFW wheel driver added,
  • Manual filter wheel driver,
  • EQMac guider driver (obsoleted on macOS Mojave),
  • CG-USB-ST4 driver,
  • Shoestring GPUSB, FCUSB and DSUSB drivers,
  • Focuser USB v3 driver,
  • WeMacro Rail USB driver,
  • MJKZZ macro rail USB driver,
  • PegasusAstro DMFC, UPB, PPB and FlatMaster drivers,
  • RigelSys nSTEP and nFOCUS drives,
  • MoonLite focuser driver,
  • Optec focuser driver (untested),
  • LakesideAstro focuser driver (untested),
  • Deep Sky Dad AF1, AF2 and AF3 focuser driver,
  • Baader Planetarium SteelDrive II focuser and Classic dome drivers,
  • AstroGadget FocusDreamPro focuser driver,
  • RoboFocus focuser driver,
  • MyPro2 focuser driver,
  • ASTROMECHANICS ASCOM Canon EF Lens Controller focuser driver,
  • Lunatico Limpet/Armadillo/Platypus Focuser/Rotator/Powerbox drivers,
  • Optec Pyxis Rotator driver,
  • PlaneWave/Celestron focuser driver,
  • LX200 mount driver (supports Meade, AvalonGo, Losmandy Gemini, 10micron, EQMac, Astro-Physics GTO and OnStep dialects),
  • NexStar mount driver (supports Celestron and Skywatcher dialects),
  • Takahashi Temma mount driver,
  • iOptron Mount driver,
  • SynScan/EQDir mount driver,
  • ExploreScientific PCM8 mount controller driver,
  • RainbowAstro mount driver,
  • NexStarAUX mount driver (WiFi only),
  • Generic NMEA 0183 GPS driver,
  • GPS Service Daemon (GPSD) client driver,
  • HID Joystick driver,
  • RTS-on-COM shutter driver,
  • Unihedron SQM sky quality meter driver,
  • ASTROMECHANICS PLM aux driver,
  • Artesky flatbox driver,
  • Lacerta Flat Box Controller driver,
  • Optec Flip-Flat driver,
  • Geoptik flat driver,
  • USB_Dewpoint V1 and V2 driver,
  • Lunatico AAG CloudWatcher driver,
  • Lunatico Astronomia Dragonfly Dome and Relay controller drivers,
  • Astromi.ch MGBox v1/v2, MBox, MGPBox and PBox driver,
  • NexDome Dome driver (based on G.Rozema's firmware),
  • NexDome Dome driver (requires firmware v.3.0.0 or newer),
  • Beaver dome driver,
  • Interactive Astronomy SkyRoof and SkyAlert drivers,
  • Modernised 2-m Class Zeiss Telescope Systems (ASCOL).

INDIGO D1 is developed and tested with many of the mounts, 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 you buy it! If it will not work, let us know, maybe we can still help you and fix it.

To run INDIGO D1 you need Apple Mac running macOS Sierra or later.

You can read Getting Started or watch video tutorials 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 or users group forum.