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The code is also uploaded on GitHub to allow contributions, fixes and further development. You can also download the code from: https://github.com/dEskoG/rDUINOScope
I have recently created a C# based software to control rDUINOScope. Although with v2.1 rDUINOScope works with Stellarium, I needed a software to read current environment variables and select objects to view.
The most important
feature for me was to be able to select best objects available at this moment, suitable for my telescope and additionally been able to export Observation session data.
Communication over BlueTooth (wire free set-up);
Full NGC catalogue with filtering options to only show Stellar Objects suitable for my telescope optics;
Preview of the selected object as it should look in my tube;
Some useful telescope calculations like: FOV, Magnification and etc.
Stellar objects type separation: Open or Globular Clusters, Galaxies, Planetary or Emission Nebulae and etc.
I'll be including some sample explanations of how it works later on, but for now you can use the software as is and enjoy your observation sessions with rDUINOScope.
NB: Please note that the extension of the file is renamed to "._xe" as there are some limitation to the hosting solution I'm using. Once you donwload the file, you need to rename it to ".exe"!
DOWNLOAD #rDUINOScope Controller Application (~4 MB)