Software Setup

In the ever-changing world of operating systems, updates and upgrades, it is optimistic to assume that it will be “all right on the night”.




If you think that astronomy hardware has evolved rapidly in the last decade, that is nothing compared to astronomy software. In the same period the depth, breadth and platform support has increased exponentially and continues to do so. Interestingly, software development has been equally active on two fronts, amateur and professional. It is evident that several mount manufacturers emerged from purely mechanical engineering origins and their Achilles’ heel is software and firmware. In a few cases, some drivers and applications written by amateurs, often without commercial gain, outclass ...

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