Astronomy software

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Anthony8720, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Anthony8720 macrumors regular

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    I dont know if this is the best place to ask this or not, but here it goes anyway. I want to do some astrophotography using a ccd camera this winter. I have been looking for some software that would work well with my new mbp, but i have been unsuccessful so far. Does anyone know of any good astrophotography software for macs? Thanks!

    EDIT: I guess i should also state exactly what im looking for. I want to be able to control the camera completely through my mbp. This is more than possible and incredibly easy in windows....however, i think you know where im going with this. And no, i dont want to taint my brand new machine with anything microslop oriented.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You can start here or there. However, there is this thing called Google. You might also look into that.
     
  3. Anthony8720 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think you may have missed the part where i said i have been looking but have been unsuccessful. Thats why i posted here, because i tried and failed. Thanks for listening.
     
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  5. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    is your camera fixed to a telescope?? if yes then Starry Night Pro allow you to control a telescope :D i think the software is quite expensive :(
     
  6. Anthony8720 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The second one my prove useful, but there not quite what im looking for. I certainly appreciate the effort though. Thanks.

    And yes, my camera will be fixed to the telescope. And i already have starry night pro, and yes, it was quite expensive. The problem with starry night is that it controls the telescope, and not the camera. I want to be able to see the view of my camera on my mbp screen. The idea is to be able to control the scope and telescope from a remote location, say, in my car for example. Thanks a lot for the replies, i wasn't expecting much, but you have all been very helpful.
     

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