INDIGO Server

INDIGO is a system of standards and frameworks for multiplatform and distributed astronomy software development released under user and vendor friendly license. Source code and binary packages for many Linux distributions and also some ASCOM client drivers are available from INDIGO Initiative page.

INDIGO Server is a server part of INDIGO framework wrapped into macOS GUI. It is INDIGO based replacement for INDI Server.

Even if it can be used separately, it is meant to work together and with other astronomy and astrophotography tools for macOS or iOS provided by CloudMakers and other vendors, like AstroImager, AstroGuider, AstroDSLR, AstroTelescope, INDIGO Control Panel, FITS Preview, iINDI or NightSky Toolbox, etc.

It contains all INDIGO drivers available for macOS:

  • 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,
  • QSI CCD and wheel driver (Intel only),
  • FLI CCD, wheel and focuser driver,
  • Apogee CCD driver,
  • Moravian Instruments CCD and wheel driver (Intel only),
  • ToupTek CCD driver (Intel only),
  • AltairAstro 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,
  • Lunatico Limpet/Armadillo/Platypus Focuser/Rotator/Powerbox drivers,
  • 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,
  • Artesky flatbox driver,
  • Lacerta Flat Box Controller driver,
  • Optec Flip-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),
  • Interactive Astronomy SkyRoof and SkyAlert drivers,
  • Modernised 2-m Class Zeiss Telescope Systems (ASCOL).

To run INDIGO Server you need Apple Mac running 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 or users group forum.



INDIGO Server is a free software but if you find it useful you can make a donation at your own discretion to support its further development. Thank you...