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NickK

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ATIK OSX Beta 2 drivers & standalone app
« on: July 07, 2013, 07:22:46 pm »
As usual:

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/189834-atik-beta-2-release-candidate-drivers-example-app-release/

These include several fixes and additions such ST4, Titan black levelling.
ATIK 383L+, Titan, 16IC, EFW2, OAG | Pentax 105SDP | NEQ6
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NickK

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Re: ATIK OSX Beta 2 drivers & standalone app
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 10:47:07 am »
I'm also currently setting up the required environment for building and testing OS X 10.6 32bit.

The core is fine - it's C++, however the edges have a few changes required to make the example app backward compatible.
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Arthur68

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Re: ATIK OSX Beta 2 drivers & standalone app
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 10:38:28 pm »
Hello,

Where can I download the OS X driver to use the Atik camera on my Mac Book Pro?

Clear skies,

Arthur. 

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Re: ATIK OSX Beta 2 drivers & standalone app
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 08:38:27 am »
Hi Arthur,
Nice to hear your interest in using ATIK on OSX!

All capture applications need to be developed to use drivers - either directly or using a layer such as ASCOM that allows ASCOM drivers to simply "work" with any ASCOM capture application. Unfortunately the Mac does not have an ASCOM layer - I have been working with other mac developers (such as David Hulse , author of EQMac) to create AOSX however this work and personal things (getting married etc) have all slowed the progress.

Although I don't work for ATIK, I have worked in my own time, to make an OSX driver for capture applications on OSX to use. I have also been talking with capture application developers about adding the support to their capture application - progress on this is good with the likes of Craig Stark (Nebulosity and PHD) ready and working with me.

Obviously I can't comment on ATIK in this area; but I have a large scale testing for the B3 release planned shortly (testing Titan, 383L, 4000, 11000 etc all on the back of my Pentax!) - this will then be released to Craig and the capture application developers to freely use.

As an astronomer too - I also want to be able to use my ATIK hardware on a Mac!
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ATIK 383L+, Titan, 16IC, EFW2, OAG | Pentax 105SDP | NEQ6
Author of the ATIK OSX Drivers and AOSX - Astronomy on OSX