How to remove green colour with Altair Cameras

You may have noticed that in RAW mode with a Sony IMX sensor, your images have a green colour cast. This is not a defect. It’s normal and desirable, because it shows you are using RAW mode correctly, showing what the camera “sees”. This article explains why it...

Live stacking instructions

Live stacking in AltairCapture is used to enhance your views of deepsky objects or solar system objects but combining several exposures in real-time to form a brighter image with lower noise (less grainy appearance). It can also be used for imaging in near total...

How to focus your Altair Camera on stars

This is about manual focusing using those opposable thumbs and is aimed at the beginner. To focus manually, you need a reasonably fast frame rate so you can see the effect of turning the focuser knob on the screen. The problem is that stars can become quite faint at...

Capture & Resolution menu in AltairCapture

The Capture & Resolution menu appears under the Camera List menu, shown below. This menu allows you to capture video, or a single “still” image just like any digital camera. The “Resolution” field let’s you choose the video or still image resolution...

Howto use ROI (Region Of Interest)

Your Altair camera can generate a very large video file very quickly in video mode. At full resolution you can generate over a Gigabyte in 30 seconds with some cameras. Think of each frame in the video as an individual image. A camera running at 640×480 pixel...