ASCOM Platform

Control astronomy-related devices from your PC

3.1 on 22 votes

0/5 stars
License: Freeware
Total downloads:2,576 (7 last week)
Operating system:Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
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Enable the functionality of a wide range of astronomy-related devices via a collection of computer drivers. Get control over mounts, focusers, cameras and filter wheels and guide your telescope straight from your computer. The set includes new simulators and updated Visual Studio driver templates.

ASCOM Platform can be downloaded from our software library for free. This free PC program was developed to work on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 and is compatible with 32-bit systems. The size of the latest downloadable setup file is 54 MB.

Our built-in antivirus scanned this download and rated it as virus free. The most frequent installer filenames for the program include: ASCOM Diagnostics.exe, ASCOM.FilterWheelSim.exe, InstallerGen.exe, ScopeSim.exe and UNWISE.EXE etc. The following versions: 6.5, 6.2 and 6.1 are the most frequently downloaded ones by the program users. This free program is an intellectual property of Ascom Initiative. The program belongs to Education Tools.

From the developer:

ASCOM Platform is a free-to-use astronomy application for Windows OS. ASCOM is many-to-many and language-independent architecture, supported by most astronomy devices which connect to Windows computers. The diagram below shows how ASCOM differs from traditional astronomy instrument control architecture.

You may want to check out more software, such as ASCOM Platform - SP3, ASCOM RoboFocus Focuser Driver or ASCOM AstroPhysics Telescope Driver, which might be similar to ASCOM Platform.


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