Astro Imaging Applications for Linux

What is AstroDMx Capture for Linux?

AstroDMx Capture for Linux is a fully featured astronomical image capture application for the Linux Operating System.

The project was started by Nicola 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.

The software currently supports Imaging Source cameras, ZWO, QHY and many webcams suitable for planetary, solar and lunar imaging. Additional cameras are currently being implemented. The software saves output in SER 8 and 16-bit, TIFF 8 and 16-bit, AVI and Windows Bitmap. FITS is currently implemented and is under test, a new release supporting 8 and 16 bit FITS will be released very soon.

For a full list of supported cameras, please see Supported Cameras

Near term future plans for the software include implementing full support for the Atik 314L, INDI support and a way to save and recall application settings by creating profiles.

For detailed information, please visit the AstroDMx Capture page, or jump straight to the download section.

AstroDMx Capture - Astro Imaging under Linux Screenshot 1

A screenshot of AstroDMx Capture for Linux with a green reticle selected

Sample images captured using AstroDMx Capture for Linux

The following are a few images which have been captured using AstroDMx Capture for Linux and fully processed using native Linux applications or Windows applications running under Wine. The images were captured using either an Imaging Source DMK with LRGB filters or a ZWO ASI120MC USB2 Camera.

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Jupiter, captured with AstroDMx Capture and the ZWO ASI120-MC

M57 - The Ring Nebula captured with AstroDMx Capture and the DMK21AU04.AS with the ZWO motorised filer wheel.

M27 with AstroDMx Capture and the ZWO ASI120-MM with the ZWO motorised filter wheel.

M17 with AstroDMx Capture and the ZWO ASI120-MC

M13 with AstroDMx Capture and the ZWO ASI120-MC