Software Bisque

Software Bisque

Software Bisque, Inc. (formerly named "Computer Assist Services") is an American company that develops software used in astronomy. It was founded in 1984 by current president and CEO, Stephen Bisque.

Initially, Bisque developed and marketed custom financial software and 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 Windows Mobile devices
*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
*Seeker, an OpenGL three-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

Amateurs have discovered over 500 new objects (including comets, minor planets, supernovas, and cataclysmic variable stars) using these products.


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