ScopeDriver
ScopeDriver
4.0

4.5

ScopeDriver free download for Mac

ScopeDriver

03 April 2011

Connect your Mac to your astronomical telescope.

Overview

ScopeDriver allows you to control a Celestron, Gemini, iOptron, Meade Autostar or LX200 astronomical telescope with your Mac. An advanced 'Find' feature helps you locate tens of thousands of sky objects by Common Name, Bayer/Flamsteed designation, Constellation, and much more. Other features include Observing Lists, Observing Log, unlimited Observing Sites, Time Synchronization, and many others.

What's new in ScopeDriver

Version 4.0:
  • Support Added for Celestron and iOptron Mounts
    • Modern Celestron model support was largely completed with the assistance of Bob Creelman, who worked many hours testing ScopeDriver's interface and functionality, creating Observing Lists, and allowing us to remotely connect to his instrument across the continent. Bob's reliable testing proved instrumental in supporting modern Celestron models.
  • Connect via IP Address
    • Added Connect via IP Address... to Connect Window's Port pop-up. This allows connecting to telescope interfaces over a local area network (LAN) that support TCP/IP connections.
  • Universal Azimuth and Altitude Support
    • All telescopes now may use Land or Alt-Azimuth objects, and may be slewed to either Equatorial (right ascension and declination) or Horizontal (azimuth and altitude) coordinates.
    Complete release notes available here.
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3 Reviews of ScopeDriver

PorkPieHat
30 December 2010
Version: 3.3b1

Most helpful

Wow, what a cool app. Haven't used it yet, but just knowing that I can toy with a serious telescope remotely sounds like a blast! After I've tried it I'll be sure to write a review. Thanks, Devs!
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SickTeddyBear
19 November 2012
Version: 4.0
Note, the developer of this application passed away last year: http://news-gazette.com/obituaries/2011-05-15/stephen-hutson.html
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PorkPieHat
30 December 2010
Version: 3.3b1
Wow, what a cool app. Haven't used it yet, but just knowing that I can toy with a serious telescope remotely sounds like a blast! After I've tried it I'll be sure to write a review. Thanks, Devs!
(4)
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4.5
Anonymous
15 September 2004
Version: 2.2
Worked right away. Easy to set up and easy feature set. Sync'd my computer's clock to my LX-90's 497 autostar controller without a hitch. Wonderful product.
(1)
$39.96

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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