APCC will cost $250. So, most likely the Pro version will be an addition.
Corrent for the standard version. The standard version price is already on the A-P website.
My understanding is that the killer feature is a Pro Track like capability.
Not sure I'd pay 500 bucks for it though. No idea how much APCC Pro will cost. And you need the Pro version to get the unguided tracking feature...
True, especially when you already spent the $400+ for the full skyx package and subscriptions. Still probably worth it.
With that said, I'd really really like to know if I build a pointing model, with APCC, that it will fall in the correct path of connectivity with all of my software, like The Sky and CCD Auto Pilot to allow me to have amazing pointing, and tracking while automated.
APCC will be an ASCOM hub and support the use of virtual com ports. APCC would be your main connection to your mount, then all your other software would connect to the virtual com ports created by APCC. This allows multiple connections to the mount. Nexremote for Celestron mounts has this feature.
Us users with the 1600 and encoders would really like some sort of wireless hand controller support. The encoders gto box has to plug into the hand controller port and we loose the use of the hand controller. Do you know how hard it is to try and line up a star going back and forth to the eyepiece then the PC to move the mount?!