I am about to select a method for controlling my telescope in a remote hosting environment. I already own The Sky Professional and am pleased with its capabilities but have not yet not tried Orchestrate. Do you have a comparison of Orchestrate and ACP? How can I verify the compatibility of my camera, short of testing it, because it is not currently set up. I have the Celestron Nightscape camera and of course the Paramount ME.
My mode of operation would be to set up a script for the evening and not be connected to my remote computer during the collection. I would also like the camera to take an image at a precise time specified in the script.
I also have a Celestron NexImage5 camera on a piggyback scope and wonder if that can also be controlled to take video and store the video files for later analysis.
Rick Marsh: Do you have a comparison of Orchestrate and ACP?
Third-party automation software like CCDAP, ACP and CCDCommander have greater flexibility for observatory planning (and much more).
Rick Marsh: I have the Celestron Nightscape
Rick Marsh: I also have a Celestron NexImage5 camera on a piggyback scope and wonder if that can also be controlled to take video and store the video files for later analysis.
I hope this helps.
Daniel R. Bisque
Software Bisque, Inc.
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Thanks to Daniel for a fair and balanced reply. Rick if you want info on ACP you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 396 9700 M-F 8-5 MST (yes standard, UTC-7, we're in Arizona).
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