SharpCap Alternatives

    SharpCap is described as 'easy-to-use and powerful astronomy camera capture tool. It can be used with dedicated astronomy cameras, webcams and USB frame grabbers' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SharpCap for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Raspberry Pi. The best alternative is AllSkEye, which is free. Other great apps like SharpCap are FireCapture (Free), Nebulosity (Paid), AstroImager (Paid) and N.I.N.A. (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 20, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The AllSkEye application is a free, dedicated Windows ‘All-Sky’ imaging app for use with astronomical all-sky cameras.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Raspberry Pi
      FireCapture has evolved into one of the leading planetary capturing tools.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      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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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      AstroImager is a powerful, but easy to use image capture application for the astrophotography.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      NINA is a night time imaging and astronomy software.
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      • Windows
      A low cost alternative control program for your SBIG astronomic camera.
    1. Image capture suite for astronomy photography.
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    2. APT stands for "AstroPhotography Tool" and it is like Swiss army knife for your astro imaging sessions.
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      • Windows
      BackyardEOS is software tailor made to control your Canon DSLR camera. It is purposely built with astro-photography in mind.
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    3. 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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