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Camera Properties

The Camera type exposes the following members.

Properties
  Name Description
Public property BayerOffsetX
Bayer X offset index, Interface Version 2 only
Public property BayerOffsetY
Returns the Y offset of the Bayer matrix, as defined in SensorType, Interface Version 2 only
Public property BinX
Sets the binning factor for the X axis, also returns the current value.
Public property BinY
Sets the binning factor for the Y axis, also returns the current value.
Public property CameraState
Returns the current camera operational state
Public property CameraXSize
Returns the width of the CCD camera chip in unbinned pixels.
Public property CameraYSize
Returns the height of the CCD camera chip in unbinned pixels.
Public property CanAbortExposure
Returns True if the camera can abort exposures; False if not.
Public property CanAsymmetricBin
Returns a flag showing whether this camera supports asymmetric binning
Public property CanFastReadout
Camera has a fast readout mode, Interface Version 2 only
Public property CanGetCoolerPower
If True, the camera's cooler power setting can be read.
Public property CanPulseGuide
Returns a flag indicating whether this camera supports pulse guiding
Public property CanSetCCDTemperature
Returns a flag indicatig whether this camera supports setting the CCD temperature
Public property CanStopExposure
Returns a flag indicating whether this camera can stop an exposure that is in progress
Public property CCDTemperature
Returns the current CCD temperature in degrees Celsius.
Public property Connected
Set True to connect to the device hardware. Set False to disconnect from the device hardware. You can also read the property to check whether it is connected. This reports the current hardware state.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property CoolerOn
Turns on and off the camera cooler, and returns the current on/off state.
Public property CoolerPower
Returns the present cooler power level, in percent.
Public property Description
Returns a description of the device, such as manufacturer and modelnumber. Any ASCII characters may be used.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property DriverInfo
Descriptive and version information about this ASCOM driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property DriverVersion
A string containing only the major and minor version of the driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property ElectronsPerADU
Returns the gain of the camera in photoelectrons per A/D unit.
Public property ExposureMax
Returns the maximum exposure time supported by StartExposure, Interface Version 2 only
Public property ExposureMin
Minimium exposure time, Interface Version 2 only
Public property ExposureResolution
Exposure resolution, Interface Version 2 only
Public property FastReadout
Fast readout mode, Interface Version 2 only
Public property FullWellCapacity
Reports the full well capacity of the camera in electrons, at the current camera settings (binning, SetupDialog settings, etc.)
Public property Gain
Index into the Gains array for the selected camera gain, Interface Version 2 only
Public property GainMax
Maximum value of Gain, Interface Version 2 only
Public property GainMin
Minimum value of Gain, Interface Version 2 only
Public property Gains
Gains supported by the camera, Interface Version 2 only
Public property HasShutter
Returns a flag indicating whether this camera has a mechanical shutter
Public property HeatSinkTemperature
Returns the current heat sink temperature (called "ambient temperature" by some manufacturers) in degrees Celsius.
Public property ImageArray
Returns a safearray of int of size NumX * NumY containing the pixel values from the last exposure.
Public property ImageArrayVariant
Returns a safearray of Variant of size NumX * NumY containing the pixel values from the last exposure.
Public property ImageReady
Returns a flag indicating whether the image is ready to be downloaded fom the camera
Public property InterfaceVersion
The interface version number that this device supports.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property IsPulseGuiding
Returns a flag indicating whether the camera is currrently in a PulseGuide operation.
Public property LastExposureDuration
Reports the actual exposure duration in seconds (i.e. shutter open time).
Public property LastExposureStartTime
Reports the actual exposure start in the FITS-standard CCYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss...] format. The time must be UTC.
Public property MaxADU
Reports the maximum ADU value the camera can produce.
Public property MaxBinX
Returns the maximum allowed binning for the X camera axis
Public property MaxBinY
Returns the maximum allowed binning for the Y camera axis
Public property Name
The short name of the driver, for display purposes
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property NumX
Sets the subframe width. Also returns the current value.
Public property NumY
Sets the subframe height. Also returns the current value.
Public property PercentCompleted
Percent conpleted, Interface Version 2 only
Public property PixelSizeX
Returns the width of the CCD chip pixels in microns.
Public property PixelSizeY
Returns the height of the CCD chip pixels in microns.
Public property ReadoutMode
Readout mode, Interface Version 2 only
Public property ReadoutModes
List of available readout modes, Interface Version 2 only
Public property SensorName
Sensor name, Interface Version 2 only
Public property SensorType
Type of colour information returned by the the camera sensor, Interface Version 2 only
Public property SetCCDTemperature
Sets the camera cooler setpoint in degrees Celsius, and returns the current setpoint.
Public property StartX
Sets the subframe start position for the X axis (0 based) and returns the current value.
Public property StartY
Sets the subframe start position for the Y axis (0 based). Also returns the current value.
Public property SupportedActions
Returns the list of action names supported by this driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
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