Stephen M. Bisque is the president, CEO and founder of Software Bisque. Steve graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1983 with a BSc. degree in Geophysical Engineering.
Notable accomplishments include:
The_Sky for DOS advertisement in the September 1984 issue of Sky & Telescope Magazine.
We would like to operate a Paramount in a special fashion,
rather than using TheSky software. Is it possible to purchase a DLL and
API providing a list of basic control commands?
I live in Abu Dhabi/UAE and due to the light pollution i need to drive deep into the desert to do my astrophotography or struggle with the narrow band filters at home.
When i go into the desert with my C11 Edge HD i also have one laptop with windows and all my sw to help me, but when i'm at home i use my iMac due to the fact that is a more powerfull system useful in the post processing tasks later.
I have played with a very old version of the the The Skyx First Light and a friend told me to buy The Skyx Professional software.
Would it be possible to install the The SkyX Professional in both my astronomy computers (Windows and iMac)? That way whenever i'm in the desert or at home i would use always the same software (the same procedures and not two different sw and two different processes).
Even if possible i would never take my iMac 27" screen into the desert with me, therefore i'm using only one system at each and time.
I'll appreciate if i could satisfy my need, and if possible please let me know how much would i need to pay and how.
Joao Vaz Martins
00971 56 364 5018
Hi, sending email to you because no good solution seen on forum. I have SkyX, Tpoint, for a number of years. recently got CCD add on, was using ccd soft before. Windows 7, 64 bit. I have an SBIG STL 1001E, on my home made 32inch F6 telescope , 4800mm focal leangth. I have the latest build, made sure latest drivers from SBIG
Using the guide software, all works EXCEPT the track box size. though 32x32 "standard", all I get is 8x8, way too small for my focal leangth, thus making system useless for me. Any idea why? would like to start using the add on. We meet at NEAF every year.
I gather from your website that the "MKS 4000 USB
Driver Full Installer" was last updated on 07‑02‑2009. The thought that
this driver needs some updating occurred to me when I found that I can install
the driver on my oldest computers but not on my newer ones (Windows is
constantly changing). For the past couple of years I have tried unsuccessfully
to install the driver on my two year old laptop computer (Windows 7 Home
Premium, Service Pack 1 with all the latest updates). And now I have also tried
several times to install the driver on my four year old desktop computer.
Windows indicates a compatibility problem because of the age of the driver and
suggests trying different settings—whatever that means. The driver installs
just fine on my six year old laptop and my eight year old desktop. All of this
taken together suggests that your driver is not current and needs updating.
This is becoming an increasingly serious issue for me
because the eight year old desktop currently running Paramout ME has
required servicing recently; I'm afraid it may go down permanently at anytime
and then I'll really be in the soup! (All four of these computers are running
Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1.)
And this is really weird: With the newer laptop every time I
clicked on the button to install the driver a TurboTax window appeared. I
deleted TurboTax 2012 and then I got the messages regarding compatibility!
I really don't know where to go from here!
I tried emailing this to you but I don't think it went through.
I just purchased The SkyX Professional edition with the Camera add-on. I have had the FocusMax software for some time now but never software to control it; FocusMax says it will only work with either Maxim DL or CCDSoft. so far I have been unsuccessful in controlling FocusMax using the Camera add-on. Is it possible for me to be granted a license for CCDSoft so I can control my auto focuser? I have a Starlight Instruments feather touch auto focuser attached to my C-11; are there any future plans to create drivers for my type of auto focuser?
Also, this just started happening recently with the Serious Astronomer edition and it happened with the Professional edition last night. Occasionally when I shut down all the software and turn off my computer and return to the The SkyX software at a later time I am forced to reset everything as if I have just downloaded the program from scratch; I have to reenter my name and license key along with reentering all my location settings, chart preferences, and equipment. What is happening here?
Thank you for your help on this,
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