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Who we are


We are amateur astronomers and astrophotographers just like you... Our software is more a labor of love than anything else. The software we write is designed to be powerful, affordable and, above all, useful. The ideas and features that make it into our software were all born from real need... these ideas have been cultured over several years, both from our own experiences and from those of our users. We are very close to the community and pride ourselves in our ability to listen and respond in a meaningful way.
 
Ken:
A graduate of the University of San Diego (BS Computer Science) and Old Dominion University (MS Engineering Management), currently resides in Austin, TX and is a member of the Austin Astronomical Society. Ken has functioned in a wide variety of general science positions from nuclear engineering to software development. He was first introduced to astronomy during the time he spent in the United States Navy (as a tertiary means of navigation). The distinct union between technology and astrophotography sparked an interest in him that ultimately led to the creation of Main Sequence Software and Sequence Generator Pro.
 
Jared:
A lifelong tinker who has always enjoyed taking things apart and putting them (mostly) back together; Jared has a passion for learning how things work and making them better. He graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, is a member of the Austin Astronomical Society and currently resides in Austin, TX. He was first introduced to astronomy by his dad but it wasn't until 2008 that he began the long and rewarding journey into astro photography.
Our History
Sequence Generator was conceived under dark skies in 2010. While we know that engineers, in the absence of any real tasking, will normally be dangerous (at best), we actually used this time as the genesis of something we consider to be quite useful. Originally designed to act as a front end to the Nebulosity imaging suite, Sequence Generator started showing its potential immediately. Suddenly we were able to produce and execute fairly complex sequences without having to reset or perform manual actions for something as minor as a filter change. The best part was that we didn't need to spend a fortune to get access to this level of functionality. Over the next two years Sequence Generator, due do a variety of restrictions we faced when using third party imaging interfaces, created its own native interface. The "Pro" version of Sequence Generator morphed into a highly configurable, best in class, image capture suite. While we toyed with the idea of creating software that did both capture and processing, we decided, in the end, that we really needed to focus on one area in order to make it of real use to the community. Splitting our attention between these two areas would have created a feature deficit in both. There are several highly capable processing suites out there, but not a lot of attention has been paid to easing the burden of capture (when your fingers are so cold they can barely move let alone type).

Today the software is one of the most capable and complete image capture suites available on the market. We would love for you to give it a try (45 day trial). Click here to learn more !

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