AstroImager

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

The built-in drivers support the following hardware:

  • ATIK Titan Mono & Colour,
  • ATIK 3xx/4xx family CCDs,
  • ATIK One 6 & 9 (and its internal filter wheel),
  • ATIK Large Frame (11000/4000),
  • ATIK VS and Infinity,
  • ATIK GP Mono (1280x960 and 640x480 8-bit modes only),
  • Starlight Xpress CCDs (all USB 2.0 cameras),
  • Starlight Xpress filter wheel,
  • ZWO ASI USB 3.0 CCDs,
  • ZWO ASI EFW filter wheel,
  • QSI 5xx/6xx CCDs,
  • FLI CCDs,
  • FLI filter wheels,
  • Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB focuser controller,
but it can be used as a client to any remote or local INDI or INDIGO server with any supported CCD, filter wheel or focuser as well.

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 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 using CFITSIO library with user defined keywords and can be debayered automatically during preview with custom offsets. Two separate filter name sets can be used for easier change of carousels.

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

To run AstroImager you need Apple Mac running OS X 10.9 or later.

You can read Getting Started (Premiers pas) 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 »