UNSOLVED Use of VEYE-MIPI-IMX462 for astronomy applications under INDI
salamander last edited by
This camera sensor is very useful for astronomy with good sensitivity and low read noise.
Now to make that work, there are few important controls missing from the V4L2 driver.
For start, the single most important feature is to be able to take one single frame with defined exposure time as opposed to continuous video stream operation.
Gain setting and other options will be nice to have. But at least can be controlled via I2C script for now.
I have to admit I do not have much linux experience, and node driver development experience, but there are already few examples like the integration of the rpi HQ camera in the INDI library.
Its entirely possible that using of the V4L2 is not even the right way and using of the raspicam or other approach will be more suitable. I have to dig into it.
I will report my progress here and if anyone has something to contribute please let me know
Here for the same doubt: are theese camera module capable of longer exposure times via third-party astronomy application (like Ekos/kstars)?
Particulary interested in IMX462 and IMX178M that are used in commercial astro-cameras like qhyccd or Asi Zwo, could be fun build an astronomy camera with theese modules.
radiohound last edited by
I'd be interested if you find anything out about this. Arducam has their own imx462 camera, but I notice it has a lot less ic chips on the back of it. So not sure their driver is going to help, or if they even have the ability to take a long exposure.