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Quote:If you don't purchase the subscription it won't prevent you from using the software, you just can't access any bug fixes or updates after the subscription expires.
Quote:It might depend on what scope and mount you and OS you want to use with software. I've got both for use on a Macbook Pro. One big limitation of SNP is that the list of scopes it will connect to is pretty short compared to The Sky X. I've got a 'push-to' with encoders and SNP won't recognize the Celestron AAM computer I happen to have. I didn't find that out till after I bought SNP. Don't ask my why, but their support told me several years ago, if its not on the list they don't support it. The Sky X connects just fine and has a huge list of supported scopes. As others have pointed out it also has a lot of add ons like T-Point, CCD Ops and there is a lot of new stuff coming out that SNP just doesn't have, but T-Point is why a lot of observatories use it of course. SNP has been bought out and changed company owners a couple times and I don't think its been updated for a couple years now, although satellite and other solar system updates are still working. So I'd question its longevity as useful software. HTH Ron