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TheSkyX Pro X2 Filter Wheel PlugIns

These PlugIns are multi platform : OSX (macOS), Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and Raspberry PI.

As it's hard to get access to the real hardware, I'll give priority to whichever vendor is willing to help. If you own a filter wheel and want OS X or Linux support for TheSkyX Pro, let me know which one. If I can get the protocol documentation, I will try to write a X2 PlugIn for it.

Current PlugIns :

If you want to support the development, you can donate or lend hardware, or donate via PayPal so that I can acquire the hardware myself:

Contact info :

How to access the settings dialog in TheSkyX :

This applies to all my PlugIns

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XAGYL X2 Filter Wheels PlugIn :

The XAGYL filter wheels can be found on their online shop.

You need to install the latest FTDI drivers for your OS : http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm.

Usage :

In the settings dialog box, when you chose a slot to set the position offset, the wheel will move to the selected filter slot. The filter position that was previously selected in TheSkyX Pro will be restored when you exit the setings dialog.

When calibrating, all controls are disabled. After calibration, the wheel is set to slot 1.

Downloads :

The PlugIns and the sources are available bellow. For the macOS (OS X) package, remember to set your "Allow apps downloaded from:" settings in the "Security & Privacy" system preferences to "Mac App Store and identified developers".
The macOS package is signed and notarized. All macOS PlugIns are now 64 bit only, so you need the 64 bit version of TheSkyX Pro.

Current version : 1.0

This zip file contains the macOS installable pkg : XAGYL Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for OS X / macOS

The Windows installer file : XAGYL Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for Windows.

The ARM 32-bit tgz (Raspberry-Pi and other ARM 32-bit sbc) tgz file contains the needed files to install it : XAGYL Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for ARM 32.

The ARM 64-bit tgz for TheSky Fusion file contains the needed files to install it : XAGYL Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for ARM 64 / TheSky Fusion.

The Linux Ubuntu tgz file contains the needed files to install it : XAGYL Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for Ubuntu.

The PlugIn source code is available on GitHub : XAGYL Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn sources. To compile the PlugIn yourself, you'll need the X2 Example code from Software Bisque. This is not required if you only want to install the PlugIn.

Optec IFW Filter Wheels :

The Optec IFW filter wheels could be found on their website.

Usage :

As the filter wheel can store the filter names, you can edit and save them in the settings dialog. TheSkyX also keep tracks of its own filter names so they might not match. This feature is mostly if you use the filter wheel with other sofiware and want to make sure the filter names are set.

Downloads :

The PlugIns and the sources are available bellow. For the macOS (OS X) package, remember to set your "Allow apps downloaded from:" settings in the "Security & Privacy" system preferences to "Mac App Store and identified developers".
The macOS package is signed and notarized. All macOS PlugIns are now 64 bit only, so you need the 64 bit version of TheSkyX Pro.

Current version : 1.0

This zip file contains the macOS installable pkg : Optec IFW Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for OS X / macOS

The Windows installer file : Optec IFW Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for Windows.

The ARM 32-bit tgz (Raspberry-Pi and other ARM 32-bit sbc) tgz file contains the needed files to install it : Optec IFW Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for ARM 32.

The ARM 64-bit tgz for TheSky Fusion file contains the needed files to install it : Optec IFW Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for ARM 64 / TheSky Fusion.

The Linux Ubuntu tgz file contains the needed files to install it : Optec IFW Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for Ubuntu.

The PlugIn source code is available on GitHub : Optec IFW Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn sources. To compile the PlugIn yourself, you'll need the X2 Example code from Software Bisque. This is not required if you only want to install the PlugIn.

RDC remote dust cover controller :

The RDC remote dust cover controller can be found on Chuck Faranda's Arduino Project Hub.

Make sure you use the rdc_fw_1_1servo_z6y6V9QJ5R.ino firmware as I modified it to add a few methods to help with the X2 PlugIn.

Downloads :

The PlugIns and the sources are available bellow. For the macOS (OS X) package, remember to set your "Allow apps downloaded from:" settings in the "Security & Privacy" system preferences to "Mac App Store and identified developers".
The macOS package is signed and notarized. All macOS PlugIns are now 64 bit only, so you need the 64 bit version of TheSkyX Pro.

Current version : 1.0

This zip file contains the macOS installable pkg : RDC Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for OS X / macOS

The Windows installer file : RDC Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for Windows.

The ARM 32-bit tgz (Raspberry-Pi and other ARM 32-bit sbc) tgz file contains the needed files to install it : RDC Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for ARM 32.

The ARM 64-bit tgz for TheSky Fusion file contains the needed files to install it : RDC Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for ARM 64 / TheSky Fusion.

The Linux Ubuntu tgz file contains the needed files to install it : RDC Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn for Ubuntu.

The PlugIn source code is available on GitHub : RDC Filter Wheel X2 PlugIn sources. To compile the PlugIn yourself, you'll need the X2 Example code from Software Bisque. This is not required if you only want to install the PlugIn.

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