Welcome to the AzCam documentation site. This site is for version 6.0 and higher.

AzCam is a software image data acquisition system developed at the University of Arizona Imaging Technology Laboratory (ITL).

It is currently used for Astronomical Research Cameras, Inc. Gen3, Gen2, and Gen1 CCD controllers, the Magellan Guider controllers, and the Archon controllers from STA.

Click the links at left to browse through the documents.

User Information

See AzCamTool for a description of the standard GUI used by most telescope observers.

See AzCamServer and AzCamConsole for detailed (and advanced) information about how AzCam functions, especially for command-line usage and programming.

See Scripts for details of python scripts often used at Steward Observatory telescopes.

Advanced Topics

See Installation to learn how to set up a new AzCam site.

See Internals for details on the internal workings of AzCam.

See Files for AzCam and Python installers and support files


  • New web site This new web site (hosted by Google) replaces the previous version (hosted on campus).  All content has been transfered from the old site.
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:43 PM by Michael Lesser
  • Old announcements These are old announcements from the previous web site which still may be of interest....AzCamServer -The AzCamServer window now opens on all systems when AzCam is started. The window ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:45 PM by Michael Lesser
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