Audine, astronomical CCD imaging
Audine is a CCD camera that you can build yourself. It has been developed by
AUDE (Association des Utilisateurs de Détecteurs Electroniques).
about Audine, how to build and how to get the material is available on
There is a CCD camera available with a slightly different design.
For more informations about this Genesis CCD camera see
Some time when my Audine is finished, I hope I can show some astro images here.
Currently the camera is under construction.
Waiting for the power supply and first electric tests.
Audine Linux kernel module V 1.01
Here is a Linux kernel module and a corresponding testprogram
to run the Audine camera under Linux kernels 2.0.x and 2.2.x.
- amplifier control
- shutter control
- various KAF-chips
- creates FITS files
- windowing (new)
- automatic threshhold (new)
The module is just for control of the camera. The testprogram just for
aquiring images and saving as a FITS-file. Image processing is not
build in these programs. This should be done by separate software.
Hopefully Linux will have some easy usable image software that can
handle 16 bit grayscale images soon.
Download 21KB source and documentation
Audine Linux kernel module V 2.12
The kernel module V 1.01 has been modified by Fausto Manenti.
New features are:
Note: The test program that comes with the module uses different
options than the one for module V 1.01. You can't use it with Skip Rye's
- more stable interface between kernel module and application
- API to communicate with the driver
- runs on Linux kernels 2.2.x and 2.4.x
Changes for Audine module V 2.11 to V 2.12:
- Allocates port only when used (module needs not to be unloaded
before printing to the same port)
28KB source, documentation.
If you want to run the module in a simulation mode (reads an image
from file), download
320KB testfile image.raw.tar.gz
Now you can use the Audine camera with GCCD.
See Dave Schmenk's homepage
for details about GCCD. It is a tool to control different CCD cameras
for astronomical use.
Solar eclipses |
Astro CCD |