INDI Apogee driver supports all lines of Apogee CCDs. The driver is available for download as a 3rd party driver from INDI's download page. Under Ubuntu, you can install it via:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indi-apogee
The Apogee driver should support all features of the Alta and Aspen cameras including
- USB or Ethernet connection
- Temperature setpoint
- Hardware binning
- Frame sub-selection
- Shutter capture mode; Dark, Bias, Light
- Fan speed
In order to use your Apogee camera in INDI the first step is to configure the CCD setting in a new profile or editing and existing one. Here is a new profile where we are selecting our CCD as an Apogee CCD.
After configuring your profile to use an Apogee camera, connecting to INDI will create new tabs for your camera that contain your camera's detailed specifics. In this case I have connected an Apogee Alta 8300 which uses a Kodak KAF-8300 chip via USB.
The Options tab contains various settings for simulation, default file locations, upload behavior and debugging.
The Image Settings tab contains default settings for binning, sub framing, compression and frame type. Frame type controls the shutter such that you can take dark and bias frames with the shutter closed. All these options are available in the Ekos CCD application, you could change them here to establish different start up defaults.
The Image Info tab contains the read only details of the underlying CCD's dimensions, pixel size and bit depth.
There are no known bugs for this driver. If you found a bug, please report it at INDI's bug tracking system at SourceForge. (You can log in with a variety of existing accounts, including Google, Yahoo and OpenID.)