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PLAY - Prima Luce AstrophotographY software
PLAY is the all-in-one astrophotography software developed by PrimaLuceLab in order to record beautiful pictures of the night sky in the simpler way and with the telescope, mount and camera you prefer! PLAY includes all the best features needed for astrophotography like auto focus, auto guide, mount control and alignment, camera rotation and field de-rotation, sequence acquisition, live stacking and much more! PLAY allows you to configurate your telescope by selecting OTA and mount type and by connecting to any camera, autoguider, mount, and filter wheel that is provided with ASCOM drivers (tested with ASCOM platform 6.4 and later). In order to use PLAY you have to have at least ESATTO focuser or SESTO SENSO 2 focusing motor and it natively supports ARCO rotator and ECCO environmental module! And if you install PLAY in the EAGLE computer, it automatically adds more advanced features! The first release of PLAY will be available starting October 2021 and we will progressively add more and more features. PLAY is free!
If you pay by bank transfer 671,84 €
Introducing PLAY, the Prima Luce AstrophotographY software.
PLAY is the software for Windows 10 and EAGLE computers that PrimaLuceLab developed in order to provide the easiest solution for advanced astrophotography with telescope, camera and other accessories you want to use in your setup. PLAY is not a replacement for great automation astrophotography softwares like Sequence Generator Pro, NINA, Voyager, MaximDL, Prism and others that provide the most advanced features but that are designed for experts and have a steep learning curve. PLAY is the straightforward way for advanced astrophotography allowing you to record great pictures of galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, planets, Moon and Sun without complexity!
The all-in-one and easy to use platform for your astrophotography.
Instead of requiring you to use many different softwares to control all your devices or a complicated software to make it all work together, PLAY offers an easy to use interface that simplify the capture process of astrophotography images. PLAY offers advanced features like focus control (autofocus available in one of the next releases), mount alignment, target preview and pointing (plate solving available in one of the next releases), camera rotation, sequence acquisition, live stacking and much more!
As an industry first, automated deep-sky astrophotography with Alt-Az mounts and ARCO rotator.
Not only PLAY allows you to control EQ mounts through their ASCOM driver but it also automates Alt-Az deep-sky astrophotography by taking control of selected Alt-Az mounts (actually tested with SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 and AZ-EQ6) and using ARCO rotator as high resolution field de-rotator! This opens new possibilities in deep-sky objects astrophotography since an Alt-Az mount doesn’t require polar alignment, is not limited by the meridian flip and allows to install multiple parallel telescopes and removing counterweights!
Take control of your preferred telescope, camera, autoguider and filter wheel.
PLAY allows you to configurate your telescope by selecting OTA and mount type and by connecting to any camera, autoguider, mount, and filter wheel that is provided with ASCOM drivers (tested with ASCOM platform 6.4 and later). In order to use PLAY you have to have at least ESATTO focuser or SESTO SENSO 2 focusing motor and it natively supports ARCO rotator and ECCO environmental module! And if you install PLAY in the EAGLE computer, it automatically adds more advanced features!
PLAY - Prima Luce AstrophotographY software: questions and answers.
Q: When will PLAY be available?
A: PLAY will be available starting October 2021, you will be able to download it from our website.
Q: What PLAY features will be available in the first release?
A: Currently PLAY is under development and final aspect may be different from this preview. The first release will include the configurator with ASCOM interface, ESATTO and SESTO SENSO 2 support (with ARCO integration), EQ and Alt-Az mounts support with alignment and target pointing, ASCOM camera capture with sequence acquisition. Starting from the first release, we will progressively update it by adding more and more features.
Q: How much does PLAY cost?
A: PLAY is free.
Q: Does PLAY work only with the EAGLE computer?
A: PLAY is designed for Windows (tested and developed with Windows 10 64bit) so you can install it also in standard computers, not only in the EAGLEs.
Q: Can I use my third party focuser or rotator with PLAY? Can I use PLAY without ESATTO or SESTO SENSO 2?
A: No, PLAY doesn’t support third party focusers or rotators and it requires the use of ESATTO focuser or SESTO SENSO 2 focusing motor.
Q: What Alt-Az mounts can I use for Alt-Az astrophotography with PLAY?
A: Alt-Az deep-sky astrophotography feature in PLAY has been developed for tested with SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 and AZ-EQ6 mounts and it requires the use of the ARCO rotator.
Q: Does PLAY replace astrophotography automation softwares?
A: Astrophotography automation suites offer more advanced features and are designed for expert users. PLAY offers an easier solution for beginners or for astronomers searching for an easier way to advanced astrophotography.