Chimera - Observatory Automation System
Chimera is a package to control astronomical observatories aiming the creation of remote and even autonomous observatories with just a few clicks. Using Chimera you can easily control telescopes, CCD cameras, focusers and domes in a very integrated way.
Support for most common off-the-shelf components. See supported devices.
Very easy to add support for new instruments (it’s Python code!).
To try out Chimera, follow the installation instructions and make sure that you have at least one supported devices.
The easiest way to install Chimera is to use easy_install:
sudo easy_install chimera-python
… and that’s it! All dependencies are automagically installed.
You can also download the sources at Chimera Development page and try to install it by hands.
You can help Chimera development, we are always looking for contributors. If you don’t write code, no problem! You can write documentation, help with this site, marketing. Everyone can help!
See our Development page for more information, to report a bug or just follow Chimera’s development closely.
Meade based LX-200 (Meade, Losmandy).
Paramount ME using TheSky COM+ interfaces.
If you need support for any device which Chimera’s doesn’t support, call us and we can try to develop it or help you to do it.
Chimera is Free/Open Software licensed by GPL v2 or later (at your choice).
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