TheSkyX Pro/Serious TPoint Module (Mac or Windows)

The optional TPoint Add On to TheSkyX Professional Edition or TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition provides world-class telescope pointing analysis and correction to identify, quantify and automatically compensate for systematic errors in “go to” telescopes.

TPoint also quantifies the polar alignment of your equatorial mount, even when the celestial pole is not visible and helps get the mount aligned with the refracted pole (the optimal location for amateur observing needs).

You collect “pointing calibration data” by slewing the telescope to a set of stars, then recording the pointing error at each position.  This process can be performed manually or automatically via Automated Pointing Calibration with TheSkyX Professional Edition plus the Camera Add On.  TPoint’s Super Model feature uses this data to create the optimal pointing model that automatically corrects repeatable errors each time the telescope is slewed.

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What you need to know:

  • Both TheSkyX Professional Edition and TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition offer a free 90-day TPoint trial period.
  • After purchasing TPoint, is is activated using the serial number that is automatically registered to your account when you purchase this product.  Details on how to activate TPoint are in the TPoint Add On User Guide.
  • Once TheSkyX Professional Edition or Serious Astronomer Edition is installed, there is no need to download or install the Add On separately. The TPoint module must be activated from within TheSkyX using the serial number that is automatically registered to your account when you purchase the Add On from the Software Bisque Store.

Important Distinctions Between the TPoint Add On and TheSkyX:

  • TheSkyX Professional Edition includes a 90-day free trial for the Camera, Dome, and TPoint modules.  TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition includes a free 90-day TPoint module trial.
  • TheSkyX Professional Edition and Serious Astronomer Edition can control your “go to” telescope and show the position of the telescope on a simulated Sky Chart.
  • The optional TPoint Add On provides tools for telescope pointing analysis, polar alignment and improves telescope pointing accuracy, however, the TPoint module is not required to control telescopes.
  • When the telescope is commanded to slew from TheSkyX, once the telescope is calibrated, the TPoint module works “behind the scenes” to improve the telescope’s pointing accuracy.

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