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.

Application can synchronise mount, dome, GPS received and joystick drivers to work together on INDIGO bus.

It can control many devices supported by built-in INDIGO drivers or it can use any 3rd party INDIGO driver. Out-of-the-box it contains the following INDIGO drivers:

  • Simulator drivers,
  • LX200 compatible mount driver (Meade, Avalon with StarGO, Losmandy Gemini, 10microns, EQMac, ... serial or network connection),
  • NexStart compatible mount driver (SkyWatcher, Celestron, Orion, ... serial or network connection),
  • SynScan/EQDir mount driver,
  • Takahashi Temma mount driver,
  • iOptron mount driver,
  • HID joystick AUX driver,
  • NMEA GPS driver,
  • PegasusAstro Ultimate Powerbox driver.

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

To run AstroTelecope you need Apple Mac running macOS El Capitan or later.

You can read Getting Started or to watch video tutorial 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 or users group forum.

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


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