ScopeDriver
ScopeDriver
4.0

4.5

ScopeDriver free download for Mac

ScopeDriver

4.0
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.

3 ScopeDriver Reviews

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PorkPieHat
30 December 2010

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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Version 3.3b1
SickTeddyBear
19 November 2012
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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Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
Beto-Boton
Beto-Boton
22 August 2017
Very Sad.
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PorkPieHat
30 December 2010
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!
Like (4)
Version 3.3b1
1 answer(s)
Skynite
Skynite
25 January 2011
You're welcome! Note that ScopeDriver connects to Meade, Celestron, Losmandy, iOptron, and any telescope compatible with these protocols. If you have one (or know someone who does), you're all set. :)
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Anonymous
15 September 2004
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.
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Version 2.2
$39.96

4.5

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