In addition to native Windows camera drivers, native Cx and Gx
camera libraries are also available for macOS and Linux operating
systems. For the Linux variant, there is not only a choice of i686
(32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) architecture, but also ARM
architecture, in versions 6, 7 and 8 (AArch64). The macOS library
is universal — it contains code for the
64-bit variant of Intel processors and the ARM64 variant for Apple
These libraries allow you to operate all Cx series CMOS cameras
(models C1 to C4) and Gx series CCD cameras (models G0 to G4)
connected via both USB and Ethernet interfaces. A list of these
functions and their documentation can be found directly in the
gxccd.h header file inside the library archive.
Also included is a source file with a small example of how to use
All libraries can be downloaded from the Download section of this web site.
Drivers for TheSkyX
We have been providing the native camera driver for TheSkyX
software from Software Bisque for Windows since 2013. Now 4 more
variants have been added to this driver, thus covering all
platforms on which TheSkyX runs.
The driver works on macOS 10.12 or higher on Intel 64-bit
processors and macOS 11.0 or higher on Apple Silicon
To install, simply download the
Moravian-Camera-Driver-for-TSX.pkg file and run it.
It will run the classic installer, which will do everything
necessary to install the driver:
Driver Installation Wizard
More information can be found in the documentation here.
TheSkyX running on macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"
Linux and Raspberry Pi version:
After downloading the driver archive, just extract the
contents. Inside the folder with the name of the driver (e.g.
libx2gx-3.2-linux-x86_64), there is an
installation script, the driver files themselves, a rules file
for the udev daemon, and a README file with a description of
the installation and other information.
To install, just run the installation script with the
TheSkyX running on Ubuntu 16.04.
All these drivers can be downloaded from the Download section of this web site.
We have already written about the driver for the INDI library
in the article The Gx CCD camera drivers for INDILIB. Newly,
this driver can also be used with Cx series cameras and also with
macOS operating system.
INDI Server running on macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"
INDIGO is a relatively new standard for the
development of astronomical software. It is backward compatible
with the INDI communication protocol, but it also brings many
improvements. The focus of the INDIGO standard is mainly on
user-friendliness of operation and working with various devices.
In addition, INDIGO is not burdened with the GPL license as the
INDI library, so it can be used, for example, in commercial
You can find the Cx and Gx camera driver for INDIGO under the
name ccd_mi directly on the Github server. You can also download installation
packages for Linux (Intel 32-bit and 64-bit or ARM v7/8) or macOS
from the INDIGO Astronomy site.
This driver currently only supports USB-connected
AstroImager program connected to INDIGO server running
on macOS 10.13 "High Sierra" operating system.