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Select Camera Type

 
This dialog box allows selecting the camera type you want to use. To open it use Shift+Click on Connect button in Camera Tab
 
In rare cases there is need to start APT using the "Run As Administrator" option in order to resolve camera connection problems. When APT is started this way, you have to use the same option for PHD, Planetarium and the other applications that APT can communicates with.
 
Select Camera Type
 
1

Canon EOS Camera

1. Canon EOS Camera
 
Switches APT in Canon EOS DSLR mode.
 
 
2

Camera Number

2. Camera Number
 
If you use only one camera leave this to "Auto". If you use more than one camera at the same time select the number of the EOS camera that you want to use into this instance of APT. The number is defined by the order of EOS camera connected to the computer. The first camera is #1, the second #2 and etc.
 
See Multi-Camera Operation for more information on how to use in such configuration.
 
3

Digic Generation

3. Digic Generation
 
APT uses different type of communications with the camera depending on the Digic generation. Select the generation of the Digic processor of the current camera.
 
Information about the EOS models including the built-in processor can be found in the EOS Matrix page on the APT site.
 
Note: For EOS 1300D (T6, X80) select the option Digic 6, 4+!
 
4

Nikon Camera

4. Nikon Camera
 
Switches APT in Nikon DSLR mode
 
5

Camera Number

5. Camera Number
 
If you use only one camera leave this to "Auto". If you use more than one camera at the same time select the number of the camera that you want to use into this instance of APT. The number is defined by the order of Nikon camera connected to the computer. The first camera is #1, the second #2 and etc.
 
See Multi-Camera Operation for more information on how to use in such configuration.
 
6

Camera model

6. Camera model
 
APT uses different type of communications with the camera depending on the Nikon model. Select the model of the current camera.
 
Information about the EOS models including the built-in processor can be found in the Nikon Matrix page on the APT site.
 
7

CCD Camera

 
Switches APT in CCD/CMOS mode. Depending on the CCD/CMOS type there are different parameters.
 
See Multi-Camera Operation for more information if you want to use more than one camera at the same time.
 
7. CCD Camera
Select "ASCOM Camera" if you have ASCOM compatible CCD/CMOS camera. When you click on OK button you will see the standard ASCOM dialog box for selecting the camera driver. APT will remember your selection, so if you want to change the driver use again Shift+Connect.
 
Note: Both, the ASCOM platform and the camera ASCOM diver, have to be installed!
 
Select "QSI Camera" if you have QSI camera. Leave the "Serial #" blank unless you want to use more than one QSI camera at the same time. If you use more than one QSI camera at the same time enter the serial number of the camera you want to use into this instance of APT. If your camera has built-in filter wheel it will be connected when the camera connection is made.
 
Select "SBIG Camera" if you have SBIG camera. From the "Port" list box select the port where your camera is connected. If you use SBIG filter wheel then select the model form the "Wheel" list box. Click on OK. APT will remember your selections, so if you want to change the any of the parameters use again Shift+Connect.
 
If you have a filter wheel, make sure to describe the used filters in Filter Wheel settings tab.
 
Select "Altair Astro Camera" if you have Altair Astro camera. If you use only one camera leave the Camera #  to "1". If you use more than one Altair Astro camera at the same time (i.e. one for imaging other for guiding) select the number of the camera that you want to use into this instance of APT. Try the different numbers till you find the corresponding number of your imaging camera. Connect all Altair Astro cameras before starting APT in order to preserve the numbering.
 
 
Select "INDIGO / INDI Camera" if you have CCD/CMOS camera connected to INDIGO / INDI server (make sure that you have active connection to the server). When you click on OK button you will see a dialog box for selecting the camera driver.
 
Click on OK. APT will remember your selections, so if you want to change the any of the parameters use again Shift+Connect.
 
8

Color Preview

8. Color Preview
 
Enables / disables the color FITS preview in the "LiveView / Image Preview" panel. There is need to select the corresponding Bayer matrix configuration from the list Bayer Filter.
 
Note - this affects only the image preview and is not altering the saved images.
 
This feature can be also controlled from CCD Settings tab.
 
9

Bayer Filter

9. Bayer Filter
 
Defines the Bayer matrix configuration to be used by the de-bayering algorithm.
 
This feature can be also controlled from CCD Settings tab.