ASCOM Platform

ASCOM Platform 6.4

Enables monitoring and updating astroniomical data
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6.4.0 (See all)
Work with different types of devices for astronomical data collection and management with a unified control software running on Windows. It extracts and organizes various types of data and supports the integration of custom drivers for individual research tasks.

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.

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