- Software Bisque
Software Bisque, Inc. (formerly named "Computer Assist Services") is an American company that develops
softwareused in astronomy. It was founded in 1984by current president and CEO, Stephen Bisque.
Initially, Bisque developed and marketed custom financial
softwareand also sold a DOS-based astronomy program named "The_Sky". At this time, the company was based in Bisque's home in Golden, Colorado.
In 1990, Bisque hired his brothers Thomas, Daniel and Matthew. Together they ported The Sky for DOS to
Windows 3.0. In 1992, "TheSky for Windows" was released. The product has been under continuous development since then.
Software Bisque has since developed and sold many astronomy-related products, including:
*TheSky Pocket Edition for
*CCDSoft, a program for the acquisition and development of CCD images
*TPoint for Windows, telescope analysis and pointing correction software
*Orchestrate, a program for automating multiple astronomy devices, allowing fully automatic operation and data acquisition
OpenGLthree-dimensional solar system simulator
*AutomaDome, astronomical dome control software
*PrecisionPEC, periodic error correction modeling software
*Paramount ME Robotic Telescope System, a German equatorial telescope mount with integrated software control
*BisqueTCS, a telescope control system
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