At the Copenhagen University, we have developed a compact CCD camera system for single and mosaic CCDs. The camera control and data acquisition is performed by a 486 type PC via a frame buffer located in one ISA-bus slot, communicating to the camera electronics on two optical fibers. The PC can run as well special purpose DOS programs, as in a more general mode under LINUX, a UNIX similar operating system. In the latter mode, standard software packages, such as SAOimage and Gnuplot, are utilized extensively thereby reducing the amount of camera specific software. At the same time the observer feels at ease with the system in an IRAF-like environment. Finally, the LINUX version enables the camera to be remotely controlled.
Jens Klougart, Jens Klougart,
"BroCam: a versatile PC-based CCD camera system", Proc. SPIE 2416, Cameras and Systems for Electronic Photography and Scientific Imaging, (14 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204818; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204818