ScopeDriver
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Connect your Mac to your astronomical telescope.   Shareware ($39.95)
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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
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.
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 more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Negritude commented on 18 Nov 2012
Note, the developer of this application passed away last year:

http://news-gazette.com/obituaries/2011-05-15/stephen-hutson.html
[Version 4.0]


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PorkPieHat commented on 30 Dec 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!
[Version 3.3b1]

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AquilaDigital Partnership (developer) replied on 25 Jan 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 reviewed on 15 Sep 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.
[Version 2.2]


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Downloads:14,674
Version Downloads:1,914
Type:Education : Teaching Tools
License:Shareware
Date:03 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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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.


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