The Computer and Software

The Computer

The software to run the ST7 camera comes in either DOS or Windows format. Most imagers prefer the DOS format. The software will run on a 286 or higher machine. The speed of image acquisition and download is determined by the camera. Having a fast machine will, however, speed up image display and image processing functions.

Make a new directory such as "Imaging" and install the CCDOPS software according to the instructions.

The Software.

The ST7 CCDOPS operating manual is straight forward and is too detailed to list all of its functions in this section. Refer to the manual for topics not discussed on this web page.

After the software is installed then it's time to

set up

the LX200 and the ST7