oaCapture is a planetary imaging application intended mainly for Linux.

It currently supports cameras through the kernel V4L2 interface (in particular the SPC900, though any camera that works natively on Linux should be fine) and the ZWO ASI series cameras and writes captured data to lossless avi files.

The application is based on the Qt (version 4) toolkit and written in C++.  It also uses the ASI SDK binaries and a recent bespoke build of the ffmpeg libraries (which should coexist quite happily with another version if you have one installed).

Whilst far from complete the application as been used for capturing data from an ASI120MC in one of the rare clear spells during the current Jovian apparition:

Jupiter, 25th November 2013

The next release will add extend the functionality available with the ASI cameras and add support for Imaging Source cameras and the now discontinued.

As well as the additional camera support it will include support for non-demosaicked frame capture, saving to SER files, runtime demosaicking, automated sequences of captures, limits on capture run lengths by frames or time, capture profiles and many other smaller new features.

Here’s an image of the current state of the application, running with a DFK21.AU618 using a CCTV lens on my desk for testing:

oaCapture 0.0.3 beta

oaCapture 0.0.3 beta