I'm setting up an observatory and I'm wondering what user-facing software would be best to use in terms of hardware control. There is a German mount, dome, focuser, filter wheel, various switches etc. All devices have / will have ASCOM drivers. For simplicity I'm setting up the operator PC to run Windows, but that is not set in stone (yet).

I have tried MaxIm DL and found it a pleasant surprise with all features it has available (e.g. dome slaving or autofocus).

What are some other software packages that I should try before deciding on (i.e. buying) one?

  • $\begingroup$ This might not be of much help, but I've found Maxim DL to be a very useful and reliable program. Can't say I have much knowledge of anything else to provide more help than that. $\endgroup$
    – zephyr
    Aug 12 '16 at 3:13

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