Quote:The astrophotography software market at times feels like it is still back in the year 2000 (Windows everything etc) The world is moving on.
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Quote:A picture of 3 Macs that are not performing the function we're discussing in an isolated setting.That's enough proof for me.
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Quote:It would be interesting to get a sample set of Cloudy Nights members. Perhaps a mod can setup a poll to see who prefers Windows, OS X, or Linux. Not that it would settle anything, but would just be interesting to know.
Quote:Thank you for the responses so far. It appears that the only commercially available non-Windows camera capture solutions I can locate are:- The Sky / Camera add on- Equinox (For SBIG cameras only)- NebulosityI posted to see if anybody knew of any other camera capture application on OS X since I last looked. I do not know of any solutions on Linux. I already have a Windows based image capture and processing pipeline and am certainly not "limiting" myself. However I am experimenting with other pipelines where I can do things with tools that are not compiled on Windows and the future of high fidelity image manipulation (which astrophotography is) is not going to be just Windows/PC based. (I work in 2D/3D feature film software development and have managed many of the key applications)I feel a little awkward that my question should have prompted some of the responses here. I am quite aware these are smaller opportunities compared to Windows, though Mac's have traditionally been more heavily represented in the professional graphics niche. Chris
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Quote: As for the numbers game 11% may not seem like a lot, but that almost 70 million mac users, how many use mac for astronomy I don't know, a poll would be interesting, and currently Apple is set to outpace the PC industry in combined sales of Computers, Tablets, and Mobile devices within 2 years, they are already very close now, and there are over 600 million iOS devices (iPhones and iPads and iPod Touches) sold so far, quite a lot by any standard, again I don't have concrete numbers on how many are astronomy nerds but with the shear number of astronomy apps on the app store, supply and demand would dictate quite a few.