AstroTelescope

AstroTelescope, is a simple planetarium and telescope control application for the astrophotography.

Star map in AstroTelescope can be displayed in any scale and rotated by any angle, with selectable star density and with or without star names. Hipparcos Catalogue and selected NGC and IC DSO object are available from the application locally, but any object can be searched online by calling public SIMBAD service on Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center.

Application can control connected mount both by selecting object on the star map or manually, mount position can be synced automatically to the centre of the solved image in AstroImager application.

Its built-in drivers support Meade LX and Celestron NexStar protocols both over serial line and TCP/IP (with many version limitation in case of NexStar protocol). Application can be used as a client to any remote or local INDI or INDIGO server with any supported telescope mount and it can also control EQMac application over TCP/IP connection and LX protocol or any Meade or Synta (e.g. Celestron or SkyWatcher) mount with SkyFi network controller.

Even if it can be used separately, it is meant to be used together with AstroImager and AstroGuider. Application communicates over INDI protocol and it can be used to integrate with any INDI 3rd party application as well.

To run AstroTelecope you need Apple Mac running OS X 10.9 or later.

You can read Getting Started (Premiers pas) to learn more and if you will have any problem with some of our products do not hesitate to contact us on info@cloudmakers.eu, users group forum or INDI forum.

If your hardware is supported by the built-in drivers, you can go ahead. Otherwise you may need to install INDI Server for OS X too. Read more »


Using local or remote INDI server you may find convenient to manage settings of your devices with INDI Control Panel. Read more »