A little more than two weeks after AIC, the question "When will TheSkyX Professional Edition be released?" still rings in my ears. It's nice to know there's so much anticipation for this new version.
The goal is to release TheSkyX Pro for Mac/Windows/Linux in July 2009 September, 2009 (estimate revised on April 20, 2009) November, 2009 (estimate revised on July 22, 2009).
In the short term, SB will release TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition (SAE) for Mac at MacWorld 2009. TheSkyX SAE for Windows will follow shortly afterward. For the Windows OS, TheSkyX SAE will be a replacement for TheSky6 SAE , and will include telescope control for many commercial mounts and push to control systems (including AP/Celestron/Gemini/iOptron/Meade/Temma/Vixen/Push To telescopes) as well as an optional "Add On" for TPoint telescope pointing analysis. TPoint version 1.0 for Windows customers will be offered an upgrade path to this add on. (TPoint for Windows will not be compatible with TheSkyX).
In addition to all the new features, Mac users will enjoy telescope control and optional TPoint modeling with TheSkyX SAE.
What is TheSkyX Professional Edition? TheSkyX Professional Edition for Windows will be able to completely replace TheSky6 Professional Edition for Windows. CCDSoft, and your favorite Windows-based third-party software (CCDAP, CCDCommander, etc.) will still be supported.
The first release of TheSkyX Professional Edition will bring technologies like Image Link, automated astrometry, Paramount ME control, optional Orchestrate-like scripting, optional TPoint telescope pointing analysis, optional dome control and more to the Mac and Linux operating systems.
For now, back to wrapping up TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition!
12-03-2008 9:42 AM
Daniel R. Bisque