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Video capture program

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.


version 4.0.1pre2007-10-27 (stable)
released on 27 October 2007

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Leaders and contributors

Franck Sicard Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Required to useA camera supported by the video4linux API
Required to buildQt 3.0
Weak prerequisitePhilips webcam with nemosoft driver

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 January 2017.


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