Compatible Languages

Drivers for all types of astronomy devices (e.g., Focusers, Domes, Telescopes) use the Windows OS native component object feature (COM). Virtually all development languages, scripting languages, and scriptable tools allow use of Windows COM objects natively without adapter libraries, etc. Note that (2019) the Alpaca project is bringing this to Linux and MacOS. On those platforms, the Alpaca technology is accessible from virtually any language, as it uses HTTP and ReST technology.

The following development languages, scripting languages, and scriptable tools can directly use ASCOM drivers: