Webcam imaging with Linux
If you have an older computer then Linux may give it new life for astronomical imaging.
QCUIAG members Carsten Arnholm and Martin Burry have written a program called wxAstroCapture that runs under Kubuntu, a Debian based Linux that is one of the versions of Ubuntu. wxAstroCapture will also run under Xubuntu a lighter and faster version of Linux suitable for machines with lower specifications. wxAstroCapture works with the Philips ToUcam family of webcams including the SC long exposure modifications. wxAstroCapture also supports the Artemis camera developed from research within QCUIAG. The software is available for download at www.arnholm.org
Screenshot of wxAstroCapture capturing a solar AVI using a ToUCam and a PST H-alpha scope
My imaging setup with a Kubuntu laptop, a ToUcam and a PST H-alpha solar scope on a Merlin mount
A number of Windows programs concerned with imaging will install and run perfectly under WINE in Kubuntu. These include:
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