thanks for the information on the scopes because that was going to be the main purpose for it.
i dont like freeware because of the lack of any customer support. this type of software is rather new to me
and i would assume there is a pretty decent learning curve involved so i know i would be calling tech a few times.
so that just leaves me with the Autostar Suite from Meade, The Sky6 from Bisque & maybe Skysafari 6 pro to name a couple.
i have contacted & talked with each of these and their support is top notch!
and since i am a beginner & the main reason for wanting this software to begin with is scope control, these programs
with the excepting of SkySafari, all have native scope control built in so i dont have to download a 3rd party program
in order to get it to function to control the scope. Meade seems the easiest to learn but the Bisque program
is awesome in cust. support. i was told by Mr. Rickard of Bisque that i could call if i am have a problem at the scope
and they would walk me thru it!