The Camera type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  NameDescription
Public methodCamera
Creates an instance of the camera class.

Methods

  NameDescription
Public methodAbortExposure
Aborts the current exposure, if any, and returns the camera to Idle state.
Public methodAction
Invokes the specified device-specific action.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public methodStatic memberChoose
The Choose() method returns the DriverID of the selected driver. Choose() allows you to optionally pass the DriverID of a "current" driver, and the corresponding camera type is pre-selected in the Chooser///s list. In this case, the OK button starts out enabled (lit-up); the assumption is that the pre-selected driver has already been configured.
Public methodCommandBlind
Transmits an arbitrary string to the device and does not wait for a response. Optionally, protocol framing characters may be added to the string before transmission.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public methodCommandBool
Transmits an arbitrary string to the device and waits for a boolean response. Optionally, protocol framing characters may be added to the string before transmission.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public methodCommandString
Transmits an arbitrary string to the device and waits for a string response. Optionally, protocol framing characters may be added to the string before transmission.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public methodDispose
Releases the unmanaged late bound COM object
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public methodPulseGuide
Activates the Camera's mount control sytem to instruct the mount to move in a particular direction for a given period of time
Public methodSetupDialog
Launches a configuration dialog box for the driver. The call will not return until the user clicks OK or cancel manually.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public methodStartExposure
Starts an exposure. Use ImageReady to check when the exposure is complete.
Public methodStopExposure
Stops the current exposure, if any.

Properties

  NameDescription
Public propertyBayerOffsetX
Bayer X offset index, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyBayerOffsetY
Returns the Y offset of the Bayer matrix, as defined in SensorType, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyBinX
Sets the binning factor for the X axis, also returns the current value.
Public propertyBinY
Sets the binning factor for the Y axis, also returns the current value.
Public propertyCameraState
Returns the current camera operational state
Public propertyCameraXSize
Returns the width of the CCD camera chip in unbinned pixels.
Public propertyCameraYSize
Returns the height of the CCD camera chip in unbinned pixels.
Public propertyCanAbortExposure
Returns True if the camera can abort exposures; False if not.
Public propertyCanAsymmetricBin
Returns a flag showing whether this camera supports asymmetric binning
Public propertyCanFastReadout
Camera has a fast readout mode, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyCanGetCoolerPower
If True, the camera's cooler power setting can be read.
Public propertyCanPulseGuide
Returns a flag indicating whether this camera supports pulse guiding
Public propertyCanSetCCDTemperature
Returns a flag indicatig whether this camera supports setting the CCD temperature
Public propertyCanStopExposure
Returns a flag indicating whether this camera can stop an exposure that is in progress
Public propertyCCDTemperature
Returns the current CCD temperature in degrees Celsius.
Public propertyConnected
Set True to connect to the device. Set False to disconnect from the device. You can also read the property to check whether it is connected.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyCoolerOn
Turns on and off the camera cooler, and returns the current on/off state.
Public propertyCoolerPower
Returns the present cooler power level, in percent.
Public propertyDescription
Returns a description of the device, such as manufacturer and modelnumber. Any ASCII characters may be used.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyDriverInfo
Descriptive and version information about this ASCOM driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyDriverVersion
A string containing only the major and minor version of the driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyElectronsPerADU
Returns the gain of the camera in photoelectrons per A/D unit.
Public propertyExposureMax
Returns the maximum exposure time supported by StartExposure, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyExposureMin
Minimium exposure time, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyExposureResolution
Exposure resolution, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyFastReadout
Fast readout mode, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyFullWellCapacity
Reports the full well capacity of the camera in electrons, at the current camera settings (binning, SetupDialog settings, etc.)
Public propertyGain
Index into the Gains array for the selected camera gain, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyGainMax
Maximum value of Gain, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyGainMin
Minimum value of Gain, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyGains
Gains supported by the camera, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyHasShutter
Returns a flag indicating whether this camera has a mechanical shutter
Public propertyHeatSinkTemperature
Returns the current heat sink temperature (called "ambient temperature" by some manufacturers) in degrees Celsius.
Public propertyImageArray
Returns a safearray of int of size NumX * NumY containing the pixel values from the last exposure.
Public propertyImageArrayVariant
Returns a safearray of Variant of size NumX * NumY containing the pixel values from the last exposure.
Public propertyImageReady
Returns a flag indicating whether the image is ready to be downloaded fom the camera
Public propertyInterfaceVersion
The interface version number that this device supports.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyIsPulseGuiding
Returns a flag indicating whether the camera is currrently in a PulseGuide operation.
Public propertyLastExposureDuration
Reports the actual exposure duration in seconds (i.e. shutter open time).
Public propertyLastExposureStartTime
Reports the actual exposure start in the FITS-standard CCYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[.sss...] format.
Public propertyMaxADU
Reports the maximum ADU value the camera can produce.
Public propertyMaxBinX
Returns the maximum allowed binning for the X camera axis
Public propertyMaxBinY
Returns the maximum allowed binning for the Y camera axis
Public propertyName
The short name of the driver, for display purposes
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyNumX
Sets the subframe width. Also returns the current value.
Public propertyNumY
Sets the subframe height. Also returns the current value.
Public propertyPercentCompleted
Percent conpleted, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyPixelSizeX
Returns the width of the CCD chip pixels in microns.
Public propertyPixelSizeY
Returns the height of the CCD chip pixels in microns.
Public propertyReadoutMode
Readout mode, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertyReadoutModes
List of available readout modes, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertySensorName
Sensor name, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertySensorType
Type of colour information returned by the the camera sensor, Interface Version 2 only
Public propertySetCCDTemperature
Sets the camera cooler setpoint in degrees Celsius, and returns the current setpoint.
Public propertyStartX
Sets the subframe start position for the X axis (0 based) and returns the current value.
Public propertyStartY
Sets the subframe start position for the Y axis (0 based). Also returns the current value.
Public propertySupportedActions
Returns the list of action names supported by this driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)

See Also