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#1 lepadremsx06



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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

Is there a Mac version of AutoStar Suite ? If not is there a similar software for Mac ?


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

Cartes du Ceil can be used on a Max with OS X version 10.something. It cannot be used with the modern Macs with some of the newer operating systems. Try a search for this name. I normally use AutoStar, but I have found an object on Ceil that was not availiable on AutoStar, NGC 2610, I think is the number, but I think most are on both.

This is the only one I know about that is free and works on a Mac.

Anyone else out there that knows of others?

Hope this helps,

Bill Steen
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

If you're just trying to control your telescope (point at objects w/o hand controller), you may want to try TheSkyX (Software Bisque) and Starry Night -- little pricey, but there are Mac versions.

If your trying to update the hand controller, or control a DSI-type imager-- that's another story -- that requires AutoStar Suite. There are some inexpensive Windows machines out there to handle the astronomy needs (There is much more equipment control and Planetarium software in the Windows world).
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

This is rather an old topic, but I thought I would add that I use a Mac and partitioned the hard drive and run Parallel Desktop. This way I have my Mac on 1/2 the hard drive and I run Windows 7 on the other half and Parallel Desktop is a go between the two partitions. This way I have all my PC only software available on my Mac. Works well.


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