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    BackyardEOS Alternatives

    BackyardEOS is described as 'is software tailor made to control your Canon DSLR camera. It is purposely built with astro-photography in mind' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BackyardEOS for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Raspberry Pi. The best alternative is Nebulosity. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FireCapture or Qastrocam. Other great apps like BackyardEOS are SbigControl (Paid), Voyager Astrophotography (Paid), AstroImager (Paid) and N.I.N.A. (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2022
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    BackyardEOS is software tailor made to control your Canon DSLR camera. It is purposely built with astro-photography in mind.
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      Nebulosity is designed to be a powerful, but simple to use capture and processing application for Windows (7/8/10 32/64 bit) and OS X (10.7-14).
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      FireCapture has evolved into one of the leading planetary capturing tools.


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      A low cost alternative control program for your SBIG astronomic camera.
    1. Voyager is a multi core optimized software, resilient, with advanced built-in algorithms and advanced A.I. driven automatation for astro photography.
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      AstroImager is a powerful, but easy to use image capture application for the astrophotography.


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      Qastrocam is a capture program to do astrophotography. It can control a telescope to do guiding with the images received from a V4L device. It can also control the extended features of a webcam modified to do long exposure (several seconds) captures.
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      NINA is a night time imaging and astronomy software.
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      SharpCap is an easy-to-use and powerful astronomy camera capture tool. It can be used with dedicated astronomy cameras, webcams and USB frame grabbers.
    2. APT stands for "AstroPhotography Tool" and it is like Swiss army knife for your astro imaging sessions.
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      Image capture suite for astronomy photography.
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