Qastrocam is a capture program that can work with any video4linux device. Its main purpose is to do astrophotography. It can control a telescope to do guiding with the images received from the video device. It can also control the extended features of a webcam modified to do long exposure (several seconds) captures.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics Capture Scientific/Engineering Astronomy|
|Implementation||C++ Qt 3|
Release Notes: Support for V4l2 devices was added. All image formats should be supported by using the v4lconvert library. Not all camera settings are supported.
Release Notes: yuyv and rgb24 Webcam formats are now supported. Properties are now with the right value when saving a sequence of images. Support has been added for compressed FITS. There is a rewrite of FITS handling (using libcfitsio). Building on non-IA-32 architectures has been fixed (tested only on AMD-64). Preliminary work has been done for JPEG-only ov519 cameras (not working). There is a new build system for QT detection.
Release Notes: The GUI for the tracking module was improved. A new telescope mount model (MTS) was added. The build system and some other minor things were improved. This should be last beta release before 4.0.
No changes have been submitted for this release.
Release Notes: In this release, the ppdev module is used to control the parallel port, and there is telescope guiding support for the MCU update kit.