ScoScopeDome USB Driver ver. 5.1.2.

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ScopeDome Driver is a dome driver’s software compatible with href="">ASCOM platform 6.1 and dedicated for ScopeDomeUSB cards, cooperatating with most popular models of telescopes and sky atlases like StellariumCDCTheSky6 or TheSkyX. It allows to run a fully automated observational sessions. In addition, the driver can control power of eight devices such as a observatory telescope, CCD camera, lighting and ventilation.

With the driver it is possible to automate domes of other producers e.g.: SiriusBaaderHomeDome.

Basic features:

    • closing and opening the dome shutters
    • emergency shutdown of the shutters in the case of power failure in the grid
    • emergency shutdown of the shutters in the case of battery power failure
    • emergency shutdown of the shutters in the case of bad weather conditions
    • turning a dome in any selectet direction
    • GoTo function to any selected azimuth position
    • setting tracking accuracy of the telescope
    • choosing the time at which the position of the telescope will be updated
    • synchronization of the dome’s movement with the telescope
    • stopping the dome’s rotation at any time
    • dome motors soft-start and soft-stop function
    • semi–automatic synchronization of the dome with the movement of the sky for visual observations
    • setting the dome in Home position
    • setting the dome in any specified Park position
    • measurment and display azimuthal position of the dome
    • telescope position display
    • OnTop – maintaining the program window over the windows of other applications
    • three sizes of the interface
    • graphic information about the state of the dome
    • defining names of the controlled devices
    • switching on and off any device
    • switching on and off of observatory power with a single button
    • Home and shutter position sensors
    • remote control of the dome via internet
    • 100% compatibility with ASCOM platform
    • works as ASCOM Local Server

The program is distributed under GNU licence together with the source code and necessary documentation. On the Download page you will find links to documentation and installation files.

System requirements:

  • MicMicrosoft WindowsXP Service Pack 3 or later windows version(driver works on 64 bit windows)
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0
  • ASCOM Platform 6.1

Installing Software

From page Download install latest driver version, and follow the information on the screen.

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