Last updated: 31 October 2004
Mike here: Carina Software has finally released their Mac OS X version of Voyager III. Version 3.75 is a free upgrade from 3.6. If you have not been contacted by Carina Software, contact them. I will update my Voyager III comments as soon as I can get to it.
Subject: Astro Software Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 08:58:00 From: CharlesFalcone@webtv.net (CharlesFalcone@webtv.net) I would like to share with you a software program for the budget minded. The program is called Earth Centered Universe. It functions well with most telescopes and is quite versatile. The graphics are simple but the catalogs are in depth and can be updated. I'm not sure if it will run on Mac or any palm, that will need to be checked out. If anyone wants functionality without spending $100 to $200 for a astronomy program, then Earth Centered Universe might be the program for them. The website is www.nova-astro.com. I should tell you that I own an ETX125 and use this program and am very satisfied with it.Mike here: It is Windows only.
Subject: Re: EXT Telescopes Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 06:51:25 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com) Many thanks for the info, my ETX 109 arrives in a couple of weeks complete with a LPI. Will I be able to run this on my Mac? Nobody in this country seems to know! Many thanks JohnMike here: See my article "Autostar Suite on a Mac" on the Helpful Information: Autostar Info page. Depending upon your Mac model you may or may not have success.
Subject: EXT Telescopes Sent: Saturday, October 9, 2004 08:58:36 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com) I am told that all the computer software for using the EXT range of telescopes has been written only for Windows. Is this true? If so do you how can Apple Mac users (and there are plenty of us about) get in on the act. John MacLarenMike here: The software that Meade supplies is only for Windows (i.e., for updating the Autostar). However, there are ways to use their software on Macs; see the Helpful Information: Autostar Info page for a couple of articles. Also, there are many applications for controlling the Autostar that DO run on Macs. [I use a Mac.]
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