Last updated: 12 February 2002
This page is for user comments on Astronomy software for the PC, Macintosh, or Palm OS systems. Items that are more "review" oriented will be posted on the Astronomy Software Reviews page. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.

Subject:	Some Mac programs
Sent:	Saturday, February 9, 2002 18:47:25
From: (Keith Soehn)
I thought I'd tell you about a couple of Mac programs that I've recently
come across in S & T.

Control Meade scopes with Macintosh;

And a planetary vista generator for fun and excitement;

Clear skies,


Subject:	Using SAC-IV on the Mac
Sent:	Friday, February 8, 2002 8:02:12
We have discussed this issue within the past week and you helped me in
finding the drivers i need to use the SAC-IV on the Macintosh platform. 
Well, I downloaded the drivers from Logitech and 3com. Bill from SAC
referred me to the Logitech website where I downloaded the new Quickcam
software (which only worked when I upgraded to Mac OS 9.2.2), but when i
load the software, it doesn't recognize that a camera is installed. 
However, the 3com drivers installed a video capture program called ViCAM
or something like works fine and dandy, but it only captures

Now saying all that, my question is, what arrangement do you have set up
and how do you set a TWAIN enviroment up so that the camera can work in
Photoshop. I will take any suggestions you can offer. i want to be able
to take image snapshots and control the exposures, etc.....

Ed Blinn
Watauga, TX
Mike here: I never used Photoshop to capture. I used ReelEyes. There is a TWAIN MANAGER app that was included with ReelEyes. ReelEyes allowed exposure adjustments but still captured as a QuickTime movie.
Subject:	SAC IV Macintosh Drivers
Sent:	Sunday, February 3, 2002 18:58:05
From: (Ed Blinn)
I recently inherited an SAC-IV CCD imager.  I need to know where I can
download the Macintosh drivers for the camera.  If anyone knows, please
email me at

Ed Blinn
Watauga, Texas
Mike here: I used the ReelEyes v1.1.1 software from when I first received the SAC IVb (see the Accessory Reviews - Showcase Products page).


Will iMovie work? I think I need the Extensions file for my system
folder in order for the camera to work on the Mac.  What do you know
about that?
Mike here: Haven't tried iMovie to capture directly from the SAC.


do i need system files for it...or is recognized by the Mac system?
Mike here: I just ran their installer. It installs everything needed. There was a TWAIN driver, as I recall. This was under Mac OS 9.2.

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