DIGITALSKY VOICE v2.02
IMAGINE ….. a voice-activated, computer-controlled mount slewing from one end of the sky to the other with simple commands like "M1" or "Find Neptune."
DigitalSky Voice™ software ushers in a new era in telescope control systems. You can now establish two-way verbal communication with your mount, slewing with ease from one object to another. Or, if you prefer, you can direct the movement of your scope with a few mouse clicks at the computer. Couple this revolutionary software with a computerized Go-To mount and enjoy a view of the universe from your own starship.
DigitalSky Voice is
An observing companion who guides you through the universe offering suggestions of objects that are fun and interesting to observe.
An educational tutor providing you with information on the objects you observe.
A terrific planning tool for your next observing, photographic or CCD imaging session.
A powerful search engine which organizes information so that you can maximize your viewing session.
Advantages of using voice commands
Remain at the eyepiece while you direct your telescope with verbal commands
Telescope slews to the object that you specify from extensive object databases. As easy as saying "M1" or "Find the Cocoon Nebula"
Retain your dark adaptation - eliminates the need to look at your laptop, you can close the cover
Protect your computer from cold weather - leave your computer in a warm location and control the telescope by microphone
Hands-free operation of the telescope
Eliminate flashlight mouth - no need to put a flashlight in your mouth to see the keyboard, you have total control with your voice and/or mouse
Advantages of computer voice output
Will make recommendations of objects to observe
Guides you through all functions of the program
Provides information about the object you are viewing
Will notify you if an object you requested is below the horizon
Lets you know the amount of time remaining in your photographic exposure and notifies you when the time has elapsed
Notifies you when the objects that you selected at beginning of the session have reached the desired position in the sky
Use with these mounts
Astro-Physics 400GTO, 600EGTO, 900GTO, 1200GTO
Meade Computerized LX200, LXD650, LXD750
Meade ETX-90/EC with Autostar, ETX-125/EC with Autostar, Meade DS-Series with Autostar
Vixen SkySensor 2000-PC
Celestron NexStar-5/8/11 and The Ultima 2000
Quadrant Systems mounts
Merlin, DFM, and other mounts using the ACL-Telescopes (Astronomy Command Language) protocol
Any mount that uses the Meade protocol; or you can use it in Emulation Mode without a mount
Messier (110), NGC (7,840), IC (5,386), ADS double stars (16,959), Hershel (2,468), Abell Galaxies (2,712), Upsalla Galaxies (UGC) (12,921) , General Catalog of Variable Stars (31,220) , Common star names (200), Greek star names by Constellation (1,012), Common object names(100), Planets (8), Moon, Sun
Intuitive computer interface: Extremely easy, yet powerful, to use.
Simple command structure that goes right to the point: Simply state the catalog and number. No need to go through a series of questions. Original Disk as sold by AP..