Voyager

system integration and astrophotography automation software

Partnership:

Make the results count. Get the best outcome!

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A professional solution

The astrophotography isn’t a simple activity... often the amount of equipment and software involved becomes a source of considerable trouble. Voyager is the perfect choice for those who search for a professional and very reliable solution.
The purpose of Voyager is to obtain the best quality data from its own instruments, with only the bare essentials. Voyager is a multi core optimized software, resilient, with advanced built-in algorithms and advanced A.I. driven automatation.

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A.I. driven Automata

Voyager uses AI technology to improve focus, star recognition, equation calculation for VCurve, statistical calculations, and decisions for how to handle exceptions generated by the watchdog timers. Watchdogs are timers that oversee all requests to external hardware / software and recover from soft errors. In conclusion advanced AI technology inside Voyager contributes significantly to Voyager's exceptional reliability.

Made in Italy with Passion

Yes, this is yet another astrophotography software product, but it is written by an astrophotographer for other astrophotographers, including those who travel to enjoy their hobby. Every minute saved is a minute earned for photons capturing. As any experienced astrophotographer knows, things don't always work perfectly - the guide star is lost - a cloud passes by - and again Voyager is designed for maximum recovery and reliability when these things happen.

Astrophotography like a Pro

Everything is Under Control

Voyager is a systems integration software, interfacing third-part software products to make them work together and achieve practical results, using a single management console. Voyager’s goal is to reduce user interaction with the various software components needed for astrophotography, thus freeing up the astrophotographer to concentrate on other things. Voyager can interface and control a wide range of mounts, cameras, focusers, domes, weather inputs and much more.

Voyager Main interface example
Voyager Web Dashboard

Voyager can also be configured to send warnings to the user by external message systems – sms, email, etc. – among those included.
Voyager allows you to invoke external scripts. The unique Voyager DragScript system is both easy to use and extremely flexible in application. With Voyager you can plan anything from a simple to a complex single imaging session or multiple imaging sessions. It will provide, exactly as if you were operating yourself,  a complete operational approach including equipment connection and shutdown at the end of a session. This level of control allows you to determine what you wish to image and how, many other automated programs don’t do this. Voyager also has the ability to shoot sky flats or flats from a panel. When shooting sky flats Voyager can be programmed to calculate astronomical twilight and dawn.

Everything is Connected

Cameras

Mounts

Focuser and Rotator

Plate and Blind Solving

Dome

Weather
Stations

Planetarium Software

Viking
I/O Control

Third Part Integration

ASCOM Standard

Maxim DL

The Sky X

PHD2

Focus Max

PinPoint
&
PlateSolve2

Much More

Key Features

No Crash Coding System

Multi Thread

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A.I. Driven

Pro-grade Automata

ASCOM Standard

ZWO ASI
native Drivers

QSI native Drivers

Single Star Autofocus

Multi Star Autofocus

Drag
Script

Multi Target

RoboClip Target Management

AutoFlat-Cap management

Fully automated Sky-Flat

Fit Viewer

Editable
Interface

Research and Survey

Lot of WatchDogs

Auto Resume

External Alerts

Sleep More

WebDashboard Interface

Web interactive Virtual FoV

Web interactive Framing & Mosaic

Web RoboClip Management

Internal Web Server

JSON RPC API

Much More

Integrated Professional Grade Fit Viewer

Look at the result

The FIT Viewer runs in its own window so you can view a full size image without having to share screen space with Voyager itself.

According to Voyager‘s “Reliability is First Priority” philosophy, it runs in its own process space, so you can view your images, change the screen stretch, etc. – without interference to Voyager’s core job – while acquiring images.

Auto open files

Fast Zoom

Auto strecthing presets

Flip

Rotate

Fit to view

Crosshair

Files History

Statistics

HFD

Mean

ALL

Median

Std
Deviation

Star Index

Fit Header

Single Star and Multiple Stars Autofocus​

RoboFire VCurve and LocalField

VCurve autofocus is done on a single star at the center of the field of view. VCurve works best when your optics are flat – the focal point is the same across the field – or when the region of interest is in the center of the field, in a portion that is flat or close to flat (same focus). For example, this is a good choice for small galaxies and planetary nebulae.

LocalField autofocus optimizes the average focus (HFD: Half Flux Diameter) of multiple stars across the entire field. If your optics are not flat – there is some variation across the field – and your region of interest spans the field, LocalField will give you the best focus across the entire image. For example, this is a good choice for large nebulae or star clusters taking up the entire field.

Ahead, once again

Voyager Web Dashboard

Also hosted locally on voyager's internal web server (from Voyager 2.2.1).
This will let you use the dashboad with and without an internet connection, when started from Lan.

Voyager Web Dashboard is a Responsive Web Interface that reports session data and let you have control over your running Voyager installation, from your backyard or halfway around the world. Voyager Web Dashboard is where you can find the overview of all your connected equipment and totally manage it, taking a shot, pointing a target (celestial object) or performing an entire night session calling and executing your favourite Sequence or DragScript.
With a glance in the “engine room” you can check in realtime a preview of the last shot, in a zoomable 1:1 fullscreen window, and much more…

Virtual field of view

Voyager Web Dashboard contains now Framing and Mosaic planning with Virtual Field of View.

This is an interactive window, based on Aladin Lite, that shows your real Field of View, auto caltulated from your setting data in Voyager at first connection. With a deepsky color image preview you can easily drag and drop the frame getting real time J2000 coordinates. Fully integrated with RoboClip web, you can do quick and easy framing and mosaic planning, storing your data in RoboClip and getting into Voyager main interface, target, sequence, dragscript, mosaic etc. Mosaic Planning feature calculate the single tiles rotation, in Fixed Mode drawing “rotated” tiles near the pole, or Adjusted Mode for those that needs to correct single tiles Position Angle with camera rotator. Take a try,  Virtual FoV Framing and Mosaic is accurate, useful, easy and fun.

What customers are saying about Voyager...

  • Voyager is by far the most flexible and reliable control program available today.

    Mike Selby

    Master darks - SC Observatory
  • Ease of use and setup are great factors. Set n forget.

    Shane Lioyd

    Voyager user
  • Very well developed software for controlling your imaging runs. Works with a large number of other products to give you a seamless interface.

    George C. Lutch

    Voyager User

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Download Complete version of Voyager

Voyager Version 2.2.11 Build 2020-07-13

After 45 days of free trial, if you will decide to buy Voyager, we will send you a license file so that you can continue using your copy without needs to reconfigure anything.

Buy Voyager License

24 hours after receiving the payment, we will send you a license file that will be imported into Voyager by using the Install License utility.

RENEWAL License

1 user - 3 PC

€ 29 renew your license
  • 1 year update and support
  • Two calls for remote support

BASE License

1 user - 3 PC

€ 129 First purchase
  • Perpetual license - never expires
  • 1 year update and support
  • Pro grade Fit Viewer
  • Drag Script and Sequence
  • Research and Survey
  • Dome RoboSync
  • Web Dashboard
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CUSTOM License

observatories and array

€ ? Ask for a quote
  • project advicing
  • advanced customization
  • access and membership system
  • customized Web Dashboard

Your Voyager's License is perpetual - it never expires.

The license entitles you to:

1) Three installations on three different PCs owned by you (not shared with others). If you want to use Voyager on an additional PC, just install the software on it and send us an email with the new serial number. You will then receive a license file specific to that device, which you can install using the same process as on the first PC.
2) Program updates and support for one year.
3) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session in which we can assist you with setup and initial use.
4) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session for one year , in which we can assist you in the creation and check of DragScript scripts for advanced automation.

The renewal entitles you to:

1) Program updates and support for one year.
2) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session in which we can assist you.

Meet the Array System

Custom version for Observatories and Integrated Array System

SC Observatory Thailand | Master Darks
Voyager Custom Version with Array control System

Some of the Main features of Custom Array System

  • Master - Slave Technology with Application Server Communication System
  • Single PC multi instances or separate PCs
  • Works in Local, LAN/WAN or mixed Mode
  • Guide calibration, Guide execution and Dithering are Syncronized
  • Advanced Dithering System managed by Single Node, Multiple Node or Full Nodes
  • Centralized and Syncronized AutoFocus with RoboFocus on single star and LocalField on multiple Stars
  • Syncronized Meridian Flip
  • Single Mount
  • Centralized Dashboard Management on Master
  • Centralized Sequence Editor on Master
  • Integrable in DragScript
  • All the Base License feature are included, also in Slave Version.

Buy Voyager Custom Array Version

24 hours after receiving the payment, we will send you a license file that will be imported into Voyager by using the Install License utility.

Upgrade prices from Voyager Base License

2 Nodes Array

€ 199 UPGRADE FROM BASE VERSION
  • 1 master + 1 slave

3 Nodes Array

€ 299 UPGRADE FROM BASE VERSION
  • 1 master + 2 slave

4 Nodes Array

€ 529 UPGRADE FROM BASE VERSION
  • 1 master + 3 slave

First purchase Custom Array License

2 Nodes Array

€ 249 First purchase
  • 1 master + 1 slave
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3 Nodes Array

€ 369 First purchase
  • 1 master + 2 slave
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4 Nodes Array

€ 599 First purchase
  • 1 master + 3 slave
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Purchase can be done even with fileds empty: necessary data will be requided later.

Your Voyager's License is perpetual - it never expires.

The license entitles you to:

1) Three installations on three different PCs owned by you (not shared with others). If you want to use Voyager on an additional PC, just install the software on it and send us an email with the new serial number. You will then receive a license file specific to that device, which you can install using the same process as on the first PC.
2) Program updates and support for one year.
3) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session in which we can assist you with setup and initial use.
4) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session for one year , in which we can assist you in the creation and check of DragScript scripts for advanced automation.

Custom Array License Renewal

2 Nodes Array

Renewal

€ 55 1 year support and upgrades
  • 1 master + 1 slave

3 Nodes Array

renewal

€ 85 1 year support and upgrades
  • 1 master + 2 slave

4 Nodes Array

renewal

€ 135 1 year support and upgrades
  • 1 master + 3 slave

The renewal entitles you to:

1) Program updates and support for one year.
2) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session in which we can assist you.

Help and Info

For any information about Voyager you can start by viewing the Help PDF derived from Rowland Archer’s Unofficial Wiki or asking us directly, we will be happy to explain things to you and answer your questions.
On the net you will find some videos made by Voyager’s users that can help you get an overview.
There is a beautiful unofficial fb group to subscribe to and get information.

Community

Voyager has an users community that you can meet in a unofficial dedicated Forum and in a Facebook Group

Video

Here you can find a Videos collection about Voyager and Viking organized by language and author.

Developer

Application Server for your Voyager Web/Desktop.
Voyager is equipped with a sophisticated Application Server (AS) dedicated to interactions with external programs and web pages.
Develop your dedicated desktop or web application using the many Voyager APIs. The communication protocol is based on JSON / JSON-RPC and is avaiable from TCP-IP or WebSocket. Test the functionality of the AS through our online web application, you can connect anywhere to your Voyager even locally. If you are interested in new APIs, make your request to the support email.

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Need an I/O Board Control Integration?

Do you know Viking?

Control your I/O with Viking

Viking can control your I/O board also trought Voyager and Drag Script

Viking Setting Screen

Viking is a companion of Voyager for management of I/O Cards. It’s also a stand alone GUI interface to control a lot of ready out of the box I/O Cards and domotic protocols on the market. Contains an Application Server (multithreading and multiclient) working in TCP/IP locally or over the LAN that use JSON-RPC Protocol.
Voyager have inside integrated the client to manage it and for use with DragScript. Also you can implement your own integration with other automation suite thanks to API methods exposed in JSON-RPC. All cards are normalized and client can use the same protocol to communicate command and retrieve status.

You can control/read:

– Digital Output
– DAC output
– Digital Input
– Analog Input
– PWM
– Automation switch

You can perfom a complex automation control like control mount parking before closing roof or ventilate and warmup constantly the dome space. Perform heating operation in dome and manage powering recharcing for solar cell.

Buy Viking License

24 hours after receiving the payment, we will send you a license file that will be imported into Viking by using the Install License utility.

Viking RENEWAL License

1 user - 3 PC

€ 15 renew your license
  • 1 year update and support
  • Two calls for remote support

Viking BASE License

1 user - 3 PC

€ 39 First time Purchase
  • Perpetual license - never expires
  • 1 year update and support
  • Two calls for remote support
To speed up the License Activation and Billing process, please enter the following data.
Purchase can be done even with fileds empty: necessary data will be requided later.

Your Viking's License is perpetual - it never expires.

The license entitles you to:

1) Three installations on three different PCs owned by you (not shared with others). If you want to use Voyager on an additional PC, just install the software on it and send us an email with the new serial number. You will then receive a license file specific to that device, which you can install using the same process as on the first PC.
2) Program updates and support for one year.
3) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session in which we can assist you with setup and initial use.
4) Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session for one year , in which we can assist you in the creation and check of DragScript scripts for advanced automation.

The renewal entitles you to:

  1. Program updates and support for one year.
  2. Two telephone calls by Skype or WhatsApp including a TeamViewer session in which I can assist you.

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Download complete version of Viking Here

Viking Version 1.0.20 Built 2020-03-05

After 45 days of free trial, if you will decide to buy Viking, we will send you a license file so that you can continue using your copy without needs to reconfigure anything.