Astromechanics Aperture Control

The ASCOM Canon Lens Controller from Astromechanics is a popular device for those who wish to combine a Canon EF/RF lens with an astro camera and control the lens focus mechanism like a traditional ASCOM focuser. One of the features of this device and its ASCOM Focuser driver is that Read More …

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 …

Astro-Physics Tools

Astro-Physics Tools is a NINA plugin that implements multiple Advanced Sequencer instructions that are useful for users of Astro-Physics mounts and APCC Pro. Introduction Astro-Physics Tools is a plugin for NINA 2.0. It provides instructions that enable direct interaction with Astro-Physics’ APCC Pro and APPM applications. This interaction is currently 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 …