Software and Drivers

Everything what  you will need for ASI camera control, imaging, guiding and processing at one place! Windows, MAC and Linux USB drivers, ASCOM drivers, latest firmware and camera control and processing software for all ZWO devices. If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us. We will try to answer your query as soon as possible!

Windows

From ZWO

Native Drivers
ASI Cameras This driver MUST be installed for Windows users to use ASI cameras.

v3.16

Change Log

Released 12/31/2020

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EFW These products are USB HID devices so do not need native drive.
USBST4
EAF
Software
ASIStudio ZWO ASI Official astronomy software,specialized in planetary imaging, DSO imaging, live stack and other useful imageing processing gadget.
Support: WIN7 / WIN8 / WIN10

v1.3.2

Released 12/25/2020

x64 Download

x86 Download

ASCOM Drivers (optional)
ASCOM Platform
After installing the ASCOM Platform, please install below ASCOM drivers, then you can use many 3rd party astro software through ASCOM.
Note: This software is not from ZWO, we just provide another download node. Official Site

v6.5

Released 11/20/2020

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ASCOM
ASCOM driver to support ASI Cameras, EAF, EFW and USBST4.

v6.5.1.5

Change Log

Released 3/18/2021


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Other Drivers (optional)
DirectShow
This driver is optional, only needed for these software which control the camera through DirectShow.

v3.17

Change Log

Released 03/24/2021

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TWAIN
Implemented with our camera, regulates communication between software and digital imaging devices.

v1.0.0

Released 12/10/2018

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3rd Party Capture and Processing Software

* Through ASCOM Need to install ASCOM driver at first.
* Native support Software support our cameras directly, no ASCOM needed.
* Plugin Install the plugin to get support by the software.

  • FireCapture V2.6 and Up [32bit/64bit] ( Native Support, FREE )
  • SharpCap    V3.0 and Up ( Native Support, FREE )
  • Genika ( Native Support)
  • PRISM  ( Native Support)

  • SharpCap V2.8 and Up ( Native Support, FREE )
  • PHD2 ( Native Support and ASCOM, FREE )
  • MetaGuide( Through DirectShow )



 

Mac

Note

– There is no Native driver needed.
– Our ASI120MM/MC camera is not compatible very well with Mac OSX.
– USB3.0 cameras is recommended for Mac users and fully compatible with USB2.0 host.
This THREAD may help you if you want to try our ASI120MM/MC cameras on Mac OSX.


From ZWO

Software
ASIStudio We recommend customer to install this video capture software to test and get familiar with your camera.
Support: Mac OS 10.12 or later
Issue: ASIStudio Can’t Be Installed?

v1.3.2

Released 12/25/2020


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Plugins for 3rd Party Software

The SkyX
The SkyX Through ASCOM and Plugin Download The SkyX Download Plugins


Camera

Filter Wheel

EAF



Linux

Note

– There is no Native driver needed.
– Our ASI120MM/MC camera is not compatible very well with Linux.
– USB3.0 cameras is recommended for Linux users and fully compatible with USB2.0 host.
This THREAD may help you if you want to try our ASI120MM/MC cameras on Linux.


From ZWO

Software
ASIStudio We recommend customer to install this video capture software to test and get familiar with your camera.
Support: Ubuntu 16.04 or later

v1.3.2

Released 12/25/2020


x64 Download

Plugins for 3rd Party Software

The SkyX
The SkyX Through ASCOM and Plugin Download The SkyX Download Plugins


Camera

Filter Wheel

EAF

Mobile App

ASIAIR – astrophotography has never been easier


Try download from App Store.

Version    1.5.3
Updated   Feb. 2,2021
Require    USB3.0 Cameras
Support   iOS 10.0.1 and later

ASIAIR – astrophotography has never been easier


Try download from Google Play or Directly Download
.

Version    1.5.3
Updated   Feb. 2, 2021
Require    USB3.0 Cameras
Support   Android 6.0 and up

ASICAP – video capture App for Android

Version    2.0.5
Updated   Aug. 07, 2020
Require    USB3.0 Cameras
Support   Android 4.4 and up
Releases  Change Log

Try download from Google Play.


ASICAP Quick Guide – On Android Phone or Pad

Step 1. OTG required
Please make sure your phone or pad supports OTG, you can GOOGLE with keyword – “your phone model” + OTG.

Step 2. App Download
Download the app.

Step 3. Turn on OTG
Find the menu and turn on OTG, the video below shows how to turn on OTG.

Step 4. Run the ASICap
Attach ASI camera or EFW to the OTG cable and run the app.

Note
* Some phones cannot provide enough power to power up the camera, then you need to use one hub with an external power supply.

* Official Introduce ASICAP( Android ) video

Developers

Note

These SDKs and Tools are only used by developers, end users don’t need to install it.


SDK
SDK Windows

v1.17

Change Log

Released 03/24/2021

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Linux & Mac

v1.17

Change Log

Released 03/24/2021

Download

Android

v1.1

Change Log

Released 5/19/2020

Download

LabVIEW Demo.

2012

Released 11/20/2019

Download


EFW

 

SDK & Test Tool
SDK Windows

v1.6

Change Log

Released 3/12/2021

Download

Linux & Mac

v1.6

Change Log

Released 3/12/2021

Download

Android Released 12/10/2018

Download

LabVIEW Demo.

2012

Released 12/10/2018

Download


EAF

SDK
SDK Windows

v1.3

Change Log

Released 3/12/2021

Download

Linux & Mac

v1.3

Change Log

Released 3/12/2021

Download


USBST4

SDK
SDK Windows v1.0.0.0 Released 6/30/2019

Download

Linux & Mac v1.0.0.0 Released 12/10/2018

Download

FW Update

NoteIt is not recommended to update the firmware if your camera and EAF works with no problems

USB Camera Firmware
USB Camera For ASI120MC-S/120MM-S/120MM Mini:
Fixed the frame breaking issue when guiding on ASIAIRFor old USB2.0 cameras
Fixed the compitable issue on some computers

Requierd Windows:
VS2008 SP1 redistributable package Download

v1.0

Released 1/28/2021 Windows
Mac
Linux(x64)

Accessories Firmware
EAF Requierd: Windows
VS2008 SP1 redistributable package Download

v3.1.9

Change Log

Released 12/4/2019
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