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Software Bisque History and Milestones

Year Event
2016
  • TheSkyX Professional Edition for Linux and TheSkyX Professional Edition for Raspberry Pi released (December).
  • Paramount Taurus Model 400 Equatorial Mount introduced at the Society for Astronomical Sciences Symposium and the Southern California Astronomy Exposition (June).
2015
  • Paramount Taurus Equatorial Fork Mount Models 500 and 600 introduced at the AMOS Conference (September).
  • OTA Mirror Covers demonstrated at the AMOS Conference (September).
  • Paramount MYT reviewed in the November, 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope Magazine.
2014
  • Paramount MYT begins shipping (November).
  • Paramount MX+ begins shipping (June).
  • Software Bisque introduces and demonstrates TheSkyX Pro for embedded Linux at RTMC.
2013
  • Paramount ME II begins shipping (March).
  • TheSky HD for iPad is released (October).
2012
  • Camera Add On to TheSkyX Pro with autoguiding released (November).
2011
  • Paramount MX begins shipping.
  • The TPoint Add On to TheSkyX released.
  • The Dome Add On to TheSkyX Pro released.
2010
  • TheSkyX Professional Edition for Mac and Windows released. (May)
  • TheSkyX Database Add On introduced. (June)
2009
  • TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition for Mac released at Macworld (January).

2008
  • TheSkyX Student Edition for Mac released at Macworld (January).
2007
  • Seeker released.
  • Software Bisque issued patent US7313763 B1: "A system for operating an astronomical observatory in real time using http."
  • Software Bisque featured in Timothy Ferris’ Seeing in the Dark film.
2004
  • TheSky Version 6 released.
2002
  • Paramount ME begins shipping (April).
2001
  • CCDSoft Version 5 released.
  • Dr. Charles Jules names the first minor planet he discovered "Bisque" in honor of the four Bisque brothers.  The IAU designation for this object 12934 Bisque (1999 TH16).
  • The Minor Planet Bulletin, Volume 28, Number 4, A.D. 2001 October-December issue, publishes Software Bisque's "Automated Minor Planet Light Curve Generation" article which satisfied both aspects of the Richard P. Binzel Challenge made in 1992. 

Editor's note: Software Bisque has yet to take possession of the offered prize.

2000
  • Paramount GT-1100S begins shipping.
  • TheSky Pocket Edition for Windows CE devices released.
1998
  • TheSky Version 5 released (December).
1997
  • TPoint version 1 for Windows released.
  • AutomDome integrated dome control software for Windows released. 
1996
  • The Paramount GT-1100 is introduced at the SBIG/Software Bisque Advanced Imaging Conference.
  • TheSky Version 4 released.
  • Orchestrate Automation and Scripting Software released.
1995
  • CCDSoft Version 4 released.
  • Software Bisque publishes the FOSTER CCD Imaging book.
1994
  • TheSky Version 2 released.

1993
  • CCDSoft Version 1 (formerly named SkyPro) released.
  • Software Bisque remotely controls the Mt. Wilson Observatory 24-inch telescope and camera via modem from Golden, Colorado.
1992
  • TheSky for Windows ad appears in Sky & Telescope Magazine.
1991
  • TheSky version 1 for Windows released.
1989
  • Steve Bisque invents “push to” or “software-guided” telescope technology by combining optical encoders with a “serial decoder” (BBox) with TheSky for DOS.

1983
  • The_Sky for DOS version 1.0 released.

   

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