INDI Atik Driver currently supports all Atik cameras and filter wheels. There is a dedicated filter wheel driver for standalone filters, but the filter can be used within the camera driver.
Under Ubuntu, you can install the driver via:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indi-atik
The driver supports capture, binning, and setting temperature (if there is cooler). Furthermore, the following is supported:
Simple connect the camera to the PC/SBC (Atikbase, StellarMate..etc) via USB. When connecting to an embedded device, make sure to use a 3A power adapter to minimize any issues that could be related to power.
This provides general information about the currently running driver and driver version. It also lets you set the Observer and Object Information for the FITS Header.
To capture a signle-frame image, simple set the desired exposure time in seconds and click Set. After the capture is complete, it should be downloaded as a FITS image. If the camera is equipped with a cooler, target temperature can be set. To change the gain and offset (if supported), select a different image format in the Controls tab.
The Options tab contains settings for default file locations, upload behavior, and debugging. The polling period for this driver should be kept as is unless you need to reduce it for a specific reason.
In the Image Settings tab, you can configure the framing and binning of the captured image:
Image compression can be turned on in image settings to compress FITS images. This might require more processing but can reduce the size of the image by up to 70%. The uploaded image would have an extenstion of .fits.fz and it can be viewed in multiple clients like KStars.
The Frame Type property is used to mark the frame type in the FITS header which is useful information for some processing applications. If there an electronic or mechanical shutter, the driver closes it automatically when taking dark frames.
To restore the ROI to the default values, click on the Reset button.
The image info tab contains information on the resolution of the CCD (Maximum Width & Height) in addition to the pixel size in microns. If the camera supports Bayer mask, then the bayer filter and offset can be set here. These are usually set automatically by the driver, but can be adjusted manually if needed.
Atik filter wheel driver may crash under some environments due to missing depdencies. Please check INDI Issue #292 for details.