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SkyX LTI software

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by CAS Admin, Jun 24, 2017.

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    There is an old adage... "one size does not really fit all".

    TheSkyX professional currently is the result of hundreds of man-years of development and experience. It is without a doubt the most state of the art imaging system money can buy. That said, it can also be a bit... daunting, for newcomers to the practice of astrophotography. How many people when they want to learn to fly, sit down in a cockpit of a 747 and start plowing through a stack of books and manuals before their first flight?

    The basic premise of this project has been brewing for a very long time here. Starting with how best to image from a tablet, using TheSkyX as the server, maybe go back to the web interface, etc. etc.

    Then two years ago, we all sat down in Golden to talk about this idea and try to hammer it out. The Pi and Linux builds were coming to fruition, and we had a platform for running and using the Sky on a remote machine more robustly than ever before. Remote desktop was not the answer, and there were multiple pressures to make TheSkyX more approachable for beginners, and more usable from a mobile device. Can we make a version of TheSkyX for imaging that will work for 90% of our customer base, capitalize on the great technology we have under the covers, but have it packaged as a sort of... 'astro butler'... and have it figure out a lot of things for the user? Something to jump start the Paramount Experience for new comers, but also has some new technologies that we have been wanting to develop across the board? Oh, and it has to be usable from EVERYWHERE... Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android...

    Introducing TheSkyX LTI - Richard S. Wright Jr.'s Blog - Software Bisque
     

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