Software - ASCOM Lumenera Camera Driver

An improved version with support for more cameras and more camera features is available for a small cost. This driver adds support for the LW1105x series cameras, allows binning, Iris control for automatic lenses, uses the latest LuCam driver. etc.

The free version of my ASCOM Lumenera Camera driver is still available to download here.

This camera driver is alpha quality, i.e. it probably contains errors. The driver is 32bit only, since it makes use of Lumenera's camera driver "lumenera.api.dll" (dll versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.4 are confirmed to work) to actually talk to the camera.
This installer should do the job: LuCamSoftware-v6.0.1.exe

Support is confirmed for both the LU070M and LW130M (SKYnyx2-1). I also managed to Ebay a cheap LW170C color camera and can confirm support for at least three camera's with this driver now. This ASCOM driver is also checked out on Prism/Nebulosity/MaximDL5/and my Sky Planetarium.

Version 0.64 fixes an issue with Gain adjustments that was causing a problem.

Version 0.62 adds the ability to reverse the byte order returned by the camera for possible compatibility improvement. Also, adds Gain adjustment in the Setup dialog. Additional minor fixes and features added for improved support of unknown cameras and better overall functionality.

Fixes in 0.61 bring compatibility with Nebulosity v3.1 and MaximDL v5.
For better performance, it spins off a seperate thread that calls the Lumenera driver to get the image data.
For color cameras it returns the bayer/mosaic info. and offsets.
16 bit mode is supported (as is 8 bit mode). Most cameras' work in 10 to 14 bit depth and the Lumenera driver shifts to scale the range to 8 or 16 bits. The values returned are not corrected for this re-scaling.
Setting/getting the camera's exposure time/duration IS supported.
Setting the camera's gain IS supported.
Subframing isn't supported, yet.
Binning isn't supported, yet.

Initial testing was done with an LU070M. It works well with this camera, other models should also work since this talks to the same Lumenera camera driver. I have no way of testing the wide variety of cameras though, so if the driver works for your camera email me so I can let others know what works and what doesn't.

Below is a quick image of M71 I took with the above driver, very poor polar alignment in heavily light polluted skies, w/o plate solving I would have never found it: