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How to use ROI (Region Of Interest) feature in AltairCapture

Your Altair camera can generate a very large video file very quickly in video mode. At full resolution you can generate over a Gigabyte in 30 seconds with some cameras. Think of each frame in the video as an individual image. A camera running at 640x480 pixel resolution or "0.3 Mega-Pixels" will produce a rapid succession [...]

By | 2017-09-15T11:26:45+00:00 February 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Altair Planet Killer 685nm IR Pass Filter – test with GPCAM camera

Ever looked through a telescope with a high power eyepiece? You'll notice the air shimmer, kind of like a "heat haze". What's happening? Well, your telescope is magnifying air currents, as well as the distant object you're trying to view. Heat causes convection currents in the air, changing the air density and that causes distortion by bending [...]

By | 2017-07-11T18:18:37+00:00 December 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Using Altair GPCAM as Digital Finder Scope

You can use your Altair GPCAM as a digital finder scope with the latest version of AltairCapture. Here's how. Firstly mount your GPCAM with suitable C-Mount or CS-Mount lens, pointing in the same general direction as your telescope. Enable the reticule feature. Click on the reticule buttons at the top of the screen and choose the one [...]

By | 2018-01-09T11:32:28+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

AltairCapture basic camera controls – Capture, Resolution, Exposure & Gain

Firstly, when you plug in your Altair Camera you'll notice the camera model number appear under the "Camera List" menu header on the top left in white text i.e. "GPCAMMT9M034M". Click on the camera model name, (circled in the image below) and the right-hand preview pane will automatically start the camera running in video mode, displaying [...]

By | 2018-04-05T16:04:55+00:00 September 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Download Software & Drivers for Altair Cameras here

DO NOT CONNECT CAMERA with USB cable until you have completed Step 2 and AltairCapture is installed! Step 1: Read Getting Started with an Altair Camera (printable PDF). Step 2: Download AltairCapture Software: Official software and the best option to get you started with your camera. Capture and save video or still images, with live preview mode. Live stacking feature with auto-alignment [...]

By | 2018-12-13T16:15:21+00:00 September 17th, 2015|0 Comments