QHY CCD and Filter Wheel driver
All QHY cameras and filter wheels plugged in to the camera.
This driver supports hot-plug (multiple devices).
This driver depends on 3rd party library and is supported on Linux (Intel 32/64 bit and ARM v6+) and MacOS.
INDIGO Astronomy open-source license (3rd party library is closed source).
Driver is developed and tested with:
- QHY 5
- QHY 5L-II
- QHY 6
- QHY 8 Pro
- QHY 5III 178
- QHY 9M & CFW
THIS DRIVER IS MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE WITH indigo_ccd_qhy2!!!
Firmware path (MacOS only)
On MacOS the firmware of the cameras is expected to be in "/usr/local/lib/qhy/firmware". If it is on other location INDIGO_FIRMWARE_BASE environment variable should be set to point to that location (without "firmware"). For example: if the firmware location is "/usr/local/firmware/" one should set INDIGO_FIRMWARE_BASE="/usr/local/"
Underlaying SDK is not stable
Due to instability in the vendor provided SDK problems on all platforms should be expected. Therefore it is advised to use this driver with -i option like this:
indigo_server -i indigo_ccd_qhy
This will execute the driver in a separate process and in case of a driver crash the server will not be affected. This will come at the cost of somewhat reduced performance.