Using N.I.N.A. with Astro-Physics mounts

Introduction This document is to serve as an explainer/FAQ for using N.I.N.A. with an Astro-Physics mount. While there is nothing specific to N.I.N.A. that one must set in the Astro-Physics ASCOM driver, APCC, or the mount’s Control Panel settings, there are a number of helpful configuration tips and capabilities within Read More …

Ground Station: Notifications for NINA

Alerts and remote notifications are undeniably useful and can bring peace of mind when running unattended astrophotography sequences. NINA has lacked this feature, however. Not because it was seen as unwanted, but NINA’s rapid internal evolution and the myriad of ways that people prefer to do alerts made the prospect Read More …

QHY294C Pro conversion

I bought a QHYCCD QHY294C in 2017 and have been using it on top of my main imaging rig as a secondary camera, as well as a test subject for the development of the native QHY driver in N.I.N.A. Its normal astrophotography configuration has it attached to a Canon EF Read More …

Introducing NINA: An astrophotography sequencing suite

I have been involved in a new opensource project over the past several months called Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy (“NINA”). NINA is ground-breaking both in the hobby of amateur astrophotography and personally. An artifact of several historical reasons, the world of computer-controlled astrophotography is dominated by Windows applications. As such, Read More …