Nicola has made a new Feature Release for AstroDMx Capture for Windows, macOS, Linux (including Raspberry Pi OS) and ChromeOS: Version 126.96.36.199
Release notes for 188.8.131.52
27 JUNE 2022 AstroDMx releases
This version implements full support for Player One cameras as well as adding new Region of Interest functionality (more information below). In addition to this, the SVBONY SDK has been updated to the latest version.
Version 184.108.40.206 implements full support for Player One cameras (https://player-one-astronomy.com). The hardware used for the implementation was the Player One Mars C camera but any camera from this manufacturer should work. Full cooling functions have been implemented for this class of camera but are untested because the hardware used for implementation does not support any cooling features.
The cooling functions implemented are:
- Set-point Cooler
- Dew heater controls
- Fan controls
- Cooler power
As mentioned above, this version implements a new ROI (Region Of Interest) function. It is now possible to use the mouse to draw a rectangle or a square on the preview screen by clicking the left mouse button and then drawing the shape and size required.
If the connected camera supports ROI, then a message will appear asking if you want to use the region of interest. Clicking YES will reconfigure AstroDMx Capture with the new resolution and will automatically set the X and Y coordinates of the region. It is still possible to use the ROI sliders and ROI nudge functions to optimise the positioning and to track manually any movement in the object within the ROI that may arise from poor tracking by the mount.
This functionality makes it easier to select a precise region of interest. Once the ROI has been set, it is then possible to use a reticle if desired. An ROI selected this way makes it possible to better frame an elongated object such as a sunspot group, Saturn or Jupiter plus moons for example.
The SVBONY SDK has been updated to 1.7.3 in this release. There are no other SDK or dependence updates.
The AstroDMx Capture project has now exceeded 77 KLOCs and is growing. More exciting functionality is being implemented so expect another release very soon.
AstroDMx Capture can be downloaded HERE
AstroDMx Capture is available for Windows, macOS, Linux including Raspberry Pi OS and ChromeOS.