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CCDciel is a free image capture software intended for the amateur astronomer.

CCDciel has all functionality required for advanced imaging of celestial objects including sequences for fully automated unattended operation. But it is also easy to use to make simple capture in a manual way.

For devices connection it uses the INDI, Alpaca and ASCOM standards drivers. It can control the CCD/CMOS camera, focuser, filter wheel, rotator and telescope mount and uses image resolving software such ASTAP for accurate positioning. It can serve both the beginner astro photographer as the advanced who can take a nap while the equipment is imaging.

You can use CCDciel on Windows, macOS or Linux.
To install the program, look a the installation instruction for your computer and download from SourceForge for the platform you need, always get the latest version as it is frequently improved!
The program is still in beta version but it is now stable and run smoothly on every platform.
If you need to test the very latest code you can also install the nightly build.

The main window

A copy of the program documentation in pdf format is included with the program.

You can ask the user group for any question about the software usage.

In any case I will appreciate your help for testing this software and reporting any bug or other problem you may encounter.

The source code is available from GitHub


en/start.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/19 19:05 by pch