The core software installer installs all the software you need to operate an Atik camera using our control program, Capture, or a third-party program, including ASCOM drivers.

Download core software


Dusk is our amazing new user friendly core software with improved auto guiding and auto focus. Dusk is an update of ArtemisCapture, which is also still available from our site.  Now all we need are some clear skies to try it out!

You can download the latest core installer which contains dusk here: (Version – 22nd May 2019). Dusk for Mac available below.

Core Software – With Dusk

Once downloaded, simply unzip and double click the installer and tick the ‘Dusk’ checkbox on the components page.

The software manual is included in the download and can be found in the AtikCamera\Documention folder in your start menu. Or can be downloaded here:

Dusk Software Manual

As well as the addition of dusk, you may notice several changes with this latest installer. First off, we’ve improved our ASCOM drivers! You will need to select your camera using the ‘Atik Cameras’ options in the ASCOM Camera Chooser and your guide camera using the ‘Atik Cameras 2’ option. Also, you can set your Filter wheel using the ‘Atik FilterWheel’ and ‘Atik FilterWheel 2’ options. This includes an internal filterwheel, such as the AtikOne. We’ve also removed the ArtemisHscService which previously controlled the cameras and returned to a dll based model. Lastly, we’ve also updated all the applications to use this new model.

You can download the Mac version from here:

Dusk Mac

Core Software

The latest version of the core software (Version was updated on the 21st of Aug 2018.

Change Log

ASCOM Filter Wheel Users: The EFW2 Filter wheel driver has been renamed. To use your EFW1 or EFW2 filterwheel via ASCOM, you will need to change the driver to ‘Atik EFW Driver’ in the ASCOM menu.
This version does not contain dusk.

Windows XP: We no longer support Windows XP.

We’ve updated the Installer:
We’ve made some changes to help improve the installer. Part of these changes involved moving all the programs into the same folder. So, if you can’t find your program in the start menu, it’s because it has moved to ‘Atik Cameras’ instead.
Atik Air Update:
We’ve removed the Atik Air app from the start menu and it will now be found in the Windows Tray. We’ve also improved it so that it now works properly on networks which do not have fixed IP addresses.
Atik 16-Series Cameras:
The latest version of the software is now compatible with Atik 16-series cameras. See USB 1 Drivers below for more information. However, please note that it is not compatible with Windows XP.
EFW1 Filter Wheels:
The EFW1 Filter Wheel driver has been removed from the installer. You can download the installer separately below.
MaxIm Plugin:
The MaxIm plugin has been removed from the installer. It is recommended that you use ASCOM instead. However, you can download the plugin below.
AstroArt Plugin:
The AstroArt plugin has been removed from the installer. It is recommended that you use ASCOM instead. However, you can download the plugin below.
Alternative Download:
If the main link doesn’t work, you can also download the installer from here:

Core Software

Installation Instructions

If downloading the core software for the first time since this update, you must:

  • Unplug the camera before installing the core software
  • Install the ‘Drivers’ by selecting the Drivers option in the Select Additional Components window
  • If using Infinity, you must reinstall this too
  • Reinstall any ASCOM components you’d like to use

If you have any problems with the new version, please see Troubleshooting at the end of this page.

Atik Air

Atik Air and the Atik Air Guide are available within the Core Software download. You will also need to download the Atik Air Image below.

Download Atik Air Image

USB 1/ USB 2 Drivers

If you’re still having trouble with an Atik 16-series camera or older models of the filter wheel with this software, downloading and installing the following USB 1 driver should solve the problem:

USB1/USB2 Drivers

Please note that the latest software is not compatible with Windows XP.

EFW1 Filter Wheel

The drivers for the EFW1 Filter Wheel have been removed from the core software installer. You can still download them from here though:

EFW1 Filter Wheel Drivers

MaxIm Plugin

The MaxIm plugin has been removed from the installer. It is recommended that you use ASCOM instead. However, you can download the plugin below. You will need to copy the files into the MaxIm directory in program files (Usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Diffraction Limited\MaxIm DL Vx)

MaxIm Plugin

AstroArt Plugin

The AstroArt plugin has been removed from the installer. It is recommended that you use ASCOM instead. However, you can download the plugin below. You will need to copy the files into the AstroArt directory in program files (Usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Astroart)

AstroArt Plugin

Mac Driver

The following installer contains the drivers needed to use your Atik Cameras with certain third party Mac Applications.
Please note: The installer does not contain any imaging software and you will be unable to use your camera with the drivers alone.
Please check with your Mac software supplier for compatibility with these drivers.

Mac Atik Drivers


Manuals and other instructions are installed by the core software installer and can be found in the ArtemisCCD->Documentation folder.  They can also be downloaded from the individual product pages.

iOS Field of View Calculator App

Atik Cameras is pleased to provide our customers with a nice little app to help planning your imaging session. With it, you can pair any of our cameras with a huge range of telescopes to see your field of view for any given deep sky object, along with full transit times based on your location. And best of all, it’s free! Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Windows SDK

Compatible with all versions of Windows, including Windows 10. Documentation on using the SDK is included as part of the download.

Download Windows SDK


1)      Camera not connecting after installing new version:

The most likely reason for this is that windows is holding onto the old drivers. To check that you have the correct driver, open up device manager and then find your camera in the list (It is usually in ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers’, but might be in ‘Universal Serial Bus devices’ or ‘libusb (WinUSB) devices’). Then, ‘right click’ your camera and select ‘properties’. You should see ‘libusb’ listed as the manufacturer. If not, then you have the wrong driver. To correct this, go back to device manager, and ‘left click’ your camera. A button will appear in the top bar with a red ‘x’ on it. If you hover over it, it will say ‘uninstall’. Click that button, then tick the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ checkbox. Then press OK. This will delete the old driver. Then, if you unplug and reconnect the camera, the camera will find the correct driver.