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Created in 1995 by Dr. Cyril Cavadore, PRISM has evolved over the decades into a potent astronomy package to serve both the amateur and professional communities. Its main features are:

  • One package to do it all:
      1. An extensive skychart
      2. Autofocus on a star, a surface (crater, sunspot, planet, etc..) or on a slit
      3. Autoguide on a star or a surface ( crater, sunspot, planet, etc..)
      4. Easy to use and very powerful: it takes a few minutes to setup and start imaging
      5. Automation is built right in; no need for ANY other software hence money and time savings
      6. Extensive skychart built right in; no need for ANY other software
      7. over 40 video tutorials to back that up


Able to keep your stars sharp all night long whether it be on a star, a feature ( Moon crater, sun spot or else) or on a slite, you are always sure to be tack sharp


Keep your images drift-free with the advanced algorithms that PRISM v10 packs. Automatic dec drift countermeasure, min-max thresholds, one on star or multiple, PRISM is the answer to these issues


One of the most advanced skycharts available on the market, you will get all the information you need in one place. Some of the online catalogs are downloaded and compiled automatically including NOMAD, PPMXL, GAIA DR1 and more.

Pre and Post Process

Yes, you read that right. PRISM packs one of the best and fastest pre-processing tool there is. It is incredibly easy to use and video tutorials are available to help you. No need to scour the internet looking for information

Video Tutorials

We have published more than 40 video tutorials and written blog posts to help our customers be as successful as possible.

Customer Support

We are behind you all the way. We go out of our way, as astronomers ourselves, to make sure everyone succeeds in making scientific measurements or product stunning images.


UPGRADES : You can upgrade by paying the difference between the versions..that is all folks ! :-)

  • Prism v10 | Professional - Hyperion Astronomy

    Prism v10 | Professional

    Alcor System

    This version includes all the features available in the Lite variants but packs some very advanced options. A complete all-in-one solution that wil...

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  • Prism v10 | Advanced - Hyperion Astronomy

    Prism v10 | Advanced

    Alcor System

    Capable of running two simultaneous telescopes and guiding at the same time, the advanced version is capable of cosmetic and scientific imaging. Pa...

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  • Prism v10 | Lite - Hyperion Astronomy

    Prism v10 | Lite

    Alcor System

    The Basic version of Prism is a great way for new users to take their imaging to the next level. It provides a detailed Sky Chart to both plan obse...

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★ Reviews

Let customers speak for us

19 reviews
Exceptional Mount

A couple of years ago, I wanted to replace my old VMA200 mount with something more modern.
While visiting the Paris Astronomy show (RCE 2012) I noticed the Nova120. At that time, it was a brand new offering that I have not seen before, hence my hesitation to purchase
I wanted to purchase a E.U product to guarantee the quality and ease of access to support in my own language. I checked the forums and heard nothing but good things about the Nova120 so I decided to purchase it.

I have used enough astronomical instruments in the last 30 years to know what great quality is. The Nova120 coupled with the PRISM v10 and a CDK20 (508 mm) helped me pull off 900s unguided images with great ease. (Raw FITS File here). Payload of this setup is about 80 kg (160 lb).

The dizzying slew speeds, excellent accuracy and painless tracking makes this hobby easy and enjoyable again.
After using this setup for a year and a half, the only problem I had was rebalacing the gear after changing scopes. The superb electronics and software included make this tasks even more easier that just eyeballing the scope for movement due to unbalance.

You can very easily watch the motor consumption and know where the unbalance is....that easy. I have so much data that it is becoming difficult yo keep up.
I have absolutely zero regrets, this purchase has made everything easier: No summer/winter worm-gear adjustments, no guiding... just start imaging night after night after night.

Eric Barbotin

Imaging Made Easy

Prism is my GoTo program for observatory control and imaging. Prism's many features make imaging taking a breeze.

I was concerned about giving Prism a try , especially as its quite expensive. So far Im very impressed and glad of my decision.
Im a beginner at all this so haven't tried other more recommended software, Prism appealed as it seems to do everything instead of using several programs 👍🏻

Great lightweight guide scope

This guide scope replaces a 400/80 that was waaay too heavy for what it did. The smaller 60mm scope does a great job guiding and I can RA balance with just one counter weight now - much better - and it looks like something Ferrari designed

Still learning Prism using Wireless links...

I have much of your software working at this time... I have it parked on my main computer, and a notebook... My main computer is a OverClock computer with 32 Gigs of RAM Clocking presently at 4400MHz with software parked on SSD drives... The rotation dome by NexDome is still not working... Most problems like this have to do with ASCOM Drivers... There is not very much detail information on how to use this software... I have to feel my way to a total operational staus... Second issue... The rain in the San Francisco Bay Area this year has limited my access to my larger telescope (12 inch SCT)... This rain has been so significant, I was force to weatherize my observatory... My goal here is,,, I am trying to remotely control my observatory totally. I have used Netgear Powerline 2000 to handle camera images and discover controlling rules to do that... High speed is vital for images with cameras over 3 Megs... I have both 12 Mega sensors and 24 Mega sensors... I am also using Netgear Nighthawk router and its mating extender to increase control signals to my observatory that is about 100 feet on the side of hill... I am also using Virtual Here software on a Raspberry Pi inside the observatory to solve the USB interface requirements... I started out using Model B and B+ on level 3 raspberry Pi's... I have moved to Level 4 Raspberry Pi to gain access to USB 3.0 technology... Big difference! I hope by early spring to have everything working... Bob Ritter MicTechS