Saturday, 7 July 2018

First Light for the Atik 314L implementation in AstroDMx Capture for Linux

An Atik 314L camera was placed at the Newtonian focus of a Skywatcher 130PDS, 130mm, f/5 Newtonian, mounted on a Celestron AVX, EQ, GOTO mount. 16 bit Fits images were captured of  M16 (40s), M17 (40s) and M13 (35s) using AstroDMx Capture for Linux. For each object, the best 26 frames were stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, running in Wine. The images were post-processed in Fitswork (running in Wine), The Gimp 2.10, RawTherapee and Neat Image.

M16 the Eagle nebula and cluster

The Pillars of Creation

M17, the Swan or Omega nebula


 Nicola hasn't quite finished the Atik 314L implementation. When it is finished, it will be present in the next release; which has been delayed by problems with the latest QHY SDK. QHY have been made aware of the problem and are currently working on it. In the meantime, the Atik 314L implementation goes ahead.