iAstroPhoto v. 1.2.1

User's Guide

IAstroPhoto is a program to assist an astrophotographer in the field.  It controls Canon DSLRs directly, and can focus using images from other cameras via the folder watching feature.

iAstroPhoto contains two modules:

Focus Module

Quick Start



Focus Metrics

Camera Control Module

Remote Shutter Control in Bulb Mode

Errors and Troubleshooting

Requirements: iAstroPhoto requires Mac OS X 10.2 or above

iAstroPhoto can control the following cameras

iAstroPhoto can operate with jpeg and tiff images taken with any camera via the folder watching feature.

iAstroPhoto has been tested on a Canon EOS Digital Rebel (300D/Kiss) on Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.2, and the EOS D20 on Mac OS X 10.3.9, communicating via USB. The features of iAstroPhoto are tuned to the EOS Digital Rebel.  iAstrophoto should work in OS X 10.2, but I'm not sure.  I welcome feedback from users of other operating systems and Canon cameras. 

- Steve Bryson

Feedback and comments should be sent to stevepur@mac.com.