Monthly Archives: December 2017

oacapture 1.3.0 released

Just in time for Christmas, oacapture 1.3.0 is now available to download.

Major changes for this release include:

  • The latest ZWO SDK for ASI cameras and updates so the application has more knowledge of newer cameras.
  • Support for the QHY IMG132E. Mostly just to see if I could do it
  • Improved handling for the QHY5-II and QHY5L-II
  • Support for turning camera controls on and off where available

If you have a Touptek, Altair or Mallincam camera on Linux and the vendor-supplied application is installed in the default location then oacapture should be able to use that to support the same cameras, which is a bit neater than previous attempts to handle these cameras. For Altair I’d recommend using the most recent beta release of their software. I’m still working on finding a neat way to do this on OSX.

There are also numerous other small enhancements and bugfixes.

Binary downloads (DMG files for OSX, .deb and .rpm files for Linux) from the downloads page. Source is available from github.