This version is a lighter version of the software, with less features available.
The purpose of this version is that you can use PRISM at a cheap price.
It allows the control of all telescope hardware (cameras, telescopes and accessories) that are also controlled by the full version, but it has less advanced processing features and image analysis functions.
The purpose of this version is that you can make beautiful pictures of the sky. Not professional related work.
Finally, the light version does not allow script execution and implementation of automatic observation sessions.
For a list of "light" version enabled/disabled functions, refer to the following PRISM menu screen-shots. All grayed menus tells that the function is not enabled . In total, it has hundreds of functions less compared to the full version.
The software installation is performed from the same installer file, either full version or light version. Only the product number (3 times 4 digits), which will be issued to the user, steers the software toward "full" or "light" version. Migration from "light version" to "full version" can be achieved later on, please refer to the pricing page.
Hereafter are the menu functions that are grayed out and does not work with "light" version. For the menu related to "color images processing" : no functions are disabled for PRISM "light version".
File menu : FITS advanced features and scripts are disabled
Preprocessing functions : only advanced features are disabled
Display menu : only local stats functions are disabled
Geometrical functions (grayed= disabled for light version)
Analysis functions : a lot are disabled for "light version"
Image pop-up menu
Telescope and camera menus (light version)
Only automated focusing has been disabled
Advanced pointing model and automated observation menu was disabled for "light version"
Please do not hesitate to ask us to figure out which feature is been disabled or not, or for any questions you may have. Feel free to ask.