Projects / Qastrocam


Qastrocam is a capture program that can work with any video4linux device. Its main purpose is to do astrophotography. It can control a telescope to do guiding with the images received from the video device. It can also control the extended features of a webcam modified to do long exposure (several seconds) captures.

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Recent releases

  •  21 Oct 2009 14:02

    Release Notes: Support for V4l2 devices was added. All image formats should be supported by using the v4lconvert library. Not all camera settings are supported.

    •  30 Sep 2009 18:03

      Release Notes: yuyv and rgb24 Webcam formats are now supported. Properties are now with the right value when saving a sequence of images. Support has been added for compressed FITS. There is a rewrite of FITS handling (using libcfitsio). Building on non-IA-32 architectures has been fixed (tested only on AMD-64). Preliminary work has been done for JPEG-only ov519 cameras (not working). There is a new build system for QT detection.

      •  24 May 2005 13:53

        Release Notes: The GUI for the tracking module was improved. A new telescope mount model (MTS) was added. The build system and some other minor things were improved. This should be last beta release before 4.0.

        •  15 Feb 2005 17:11

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  04 Feb 2005 12:20

            Release Notes: In this release, the ppdev module is used to control the parallel port, and there is telescope guiding support for the MCU update kit.


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