Best PC software to control iOptron ZEQ25
Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:55 AM
So I am looking for the best but easiest to use, will mostly be for visual use till I can get a camera setup some day.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:08 AM
Was thinking it would be a good idea to go with a PC as even the locals here have used PC where as the apple products are a bit out of the reach of 99% of the population in this part of the world.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:39 AM
Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:12 AM
What's "best"? Anyhow, there is an ASCOM driver for your mount, so I'd start out with Cartes du Ciel (free.
As Rod said, CdC is free, and iOptron uses it as an example to control a iOptron mount with a PC in their documentation. > http://www.ioptron.c...OM_ iEQ8407.pdf That makes it even easier?
Stellarium also works, but you will need to download the stand alone program 'Stellarium Scope' to use the Z with Stellarium since the resident plug-ins don't work with the ZEQ25.
The Z also works with all the other planetarium programs available to purchase, with the latest version of iOptron's Ascom drivers.
Have a ton of fun under those dark skies,
Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:24 AM