Planetary Imager



Source code

GIT source repository: GitHub page

Binary packages

How to install binary packages:

Download the correct package for your architecture ( run uname -m to check if you're not sure). Double click the package, or use a command line package manager (dpkg -i <file> for ubuntu or debian, yum install <file> for fedora, etc).

If on an Ubuntu or Debian system the package manager complains about missing dependencies, you can fix it by running apt-get -f install, and then trying again the installation process. You might also encounter a conflict with libqhy if you also installed indi packages. This will be addressed properly in a future release, for now you can force the installation of PlanetaryImager:

sudo dpkg --force overwrite -i PlanetaryImager-<package-version>.deb

Building OSX bundles

An osx bundle is usually released together with binary snapshots and stable releases.

If you want to build a bundle from sources, however, you can either use the scripts in the support directory, or even better use this scripts provided by Eric Vickery.

Stable Release:

Version 0.7.0 is now available:

  • feature: adding channel selection to histogram
  • feature: display histogram statistics for clipping detection
  • feature: adding camera controls presets
  • feature: import camera controls from previous recordings
  • feature: daemon mode: adding daemon and frontend executables for remote control.
  • feature: adding timelapse mode
  • feature: night mode
  • feature: adding new formats for saving: FITS images, and PNG
  • feature: statusbar indicator of time elapsed/left for long exposures
  • feature: Windows and OSX versions (see README)
  • feature: Add manual selection of ROI
  • feature: allow to pause/resume recordings
  • bugfix: ASI: better handling of exposure timeout
  • bugfix: ASI: ROI fixes for flipped and ROI in ROI
  • bugfix: ASI: fix flashing screen on frames capture timeout
  • bugfix: Windows: fix SER recording
  • bugfix: better error management
  • bugfix: add missing information to TXT recording information
  • bugfix: fix disconnection/closing crashes with ZWO cameras
  • Temporarly disable QHY driver, until we get a stabler SDK
  • ui fixes
  • updated ASI SDK version (Linux/OSX: v0.6.0921, Windows: