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Qastrocam is a capture program that can work with any video4linux device (see the home page for a complete list). 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. Images can be saved in a variety of formats including, BMP, PNG, and JPEG.


Download version 4.0beta4 (stable)
released on 24 May 2005

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey28 January 2003

Leaders and contributors

Franck Sicard Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use A camera supported by the video4linux API
Required to build Qt 3.0
Weak prerequisite Philips webcam with nemosoft driver

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 May 2005.


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