Latest SX camera drivers:

Current version with improved stability Signed drivers for 32 and 64 bit Windows 7, 8 and 10 (version N.B. Do not use with Windows XP!

Previous version ( Signed drivers for 32 and 64 bit Windows 7, 8 and 10


64bits USB2.0 Windows camera drivers (XP compatible)

32bits USB2.0 Windows camera drivers (XP compatible)

64bits USB1.1 camera drivers (for USB1.1 interface box only)

32bits USB1.1 camera drivers (for USB1.1 interface box only)

ASCOM compliant SX camera driver for most of our range (including the CoStar) Many thanks to Bret McKee!        NB If using a new unlisted camera, please select any SX camera and then 'Enable Debugging Options' and 'Enable Untested Cameras'. Also select 'Enable Advanced USB Parameters' and 'Any Model' in the 'SX camera menu'.


Latest SX plugin for MaximDL 6.1x


New! - 'Starlight Vision' control software for use with most SX cameras 


 'Starlight Live' software for use with SX mono and colour cameras. Also works with the Lodestar and Lodestar X2. Version 3.4 now available with bug fixes and more advanced support for all SX cameras and the SX filter wheel (released 16/3/19).

Starlight Live for Windows

Starlight Live for Mac OSX


Low cost Mac software by Simon Taylor


Trius, SXVR and SXVF camera software:

SXVR-H9/H16/H18/H35/H36/H674/H694/H814 mono software

SXVR-H9/H16/H18/H35/H36/H674/H694/H814 colour software

SXVR-M25C software

SXVR-M26C software

Lodestar software

LodestarC software

CoStar software

Oculus software (version 1.5b)

Necessary dll files for SX software (put in the software folder, as required)


Older SXV and SXVF camera software:

SXV-H9 software

SXV-H9C software

SXV-M5 software

SXV-M5C software

SXV-M7 software

SXV-M7C software

SXV-M9 software

SXV-H5 software

SXV-M25C software

SXV-M8C software


SX Filter wheel software and drivers:

SX filter wheel ASCOM driver (version 2011 with support for 'Maxi wheel' - 6/7/16) - Help file

CCDSoft plug-ins for the SX filter wheel and SX cameras

SX Filter wheel control program (fully compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10. Now includes filter name changing and serial control + Maxi wheel support)

SX Filter Wheel firmware update (version 1049 (normal) and version 1049-AR for automatic re-boot of wheels at remote sites)


SXV-AO software:

SXV-AO Utility with version 120 firmware - 12/9/14 - Caution - DO NOT USE with new USB versions of the LAO!

SXUSB AO utility and firmware version 201 - only for USB AO units.


Parallel port and HX916 software:

Pixwin framestore software

HX516 software

HX916 software

MX516 software

MX5C software

MX716 software

MX916 software


USB1.1 software:

USB1.1 32 bit driver pack with help

MX5 software

MX5C software

MX7 software

MX7C software

MX9 software