Tuesday, 30 April 2019

M3 with AstroDMx Capture for MacOS

A ZWO ASI178MC USB 3.0, 14 bit ADC camera was placed at the Newtonian focus of a Skywatcher Explorer 130 PDS 130mm, f/5 Newtonian, mounted on a Celestron AVX, EQ, GOTO mount.
A MacBook running High Sierra and AstroDMx Capture for MacOS was used to capture 30 x 45s exposures and 10 matching dark-frames as 16 bit Tiff files.
Deep Sky stacker running in Wine was used to stack the best 26 images. The resulting image was post processed in The Gimp 2.10 and Neat Image.

The imaging setup

Screenshot of AstroDMx Capture for MacOS streaming data

Full screen screenshot


Nicola is adding the functionality to the MacOS version of AstroDMx Capture, and a release will be made when it is complete.