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StarShootASCOM is a program developed by Diffraction Limited. The main program executable is MaxIm_EE.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 7.41 MB (7,771,298 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 82% of users of StarShootASCOM come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyanogen.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Diffraction Limited\MaxIm DL Essentials Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{025EDF90-7B66-4722-9667-5A819696D054}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by StarShootASCOM

Program executable:MaxIm_EE.exe
Name:MaxIm DL Essentials Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\Diffraction Limited\MaxIm DL Essentials Edition\MaxIm_EE.exe
Additional files:
  • CCD.dll - MaxIm DL Essentials Edition (Camera Control Window)
  • MaxIm_EE.exe
  • CCDPlugOrion.dll - MaxIm DL plug-in driver (Orion StarShoot Plug-in)
  • CCDPlugStarShoot2.dll - StarShoot2 StarShoot Plug-in
  • StarShootASCOM.dll - Orion StarShoot (ASCOM Camera Driver for Orion StarShoot II, Pro, and Monochrome III)
  • astroDLL.dll
  • BCGCB632.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar DLL)
  • CCDPlugSSAG.dll
  • CCDPlugVideoDS.dll - VideoDS Dynamic Link Library (VideoDS DLL)
  • CsHtml.dll (by Blue Sky Software) - What's This? Help Composer (User RunTime Communication DLL)
  • FITS.dll
  • GRADIENTBARSKIN632.dll - GradientBarSkin - BCGControlBar Skin Library (GradientBarSkin DLL)
  • JPEG.dll
  • PNG.dll
  • SSAGIF.dll
  • SSAGWIN.dll
  • TIFF.dll
  • ZLIB.dll

How do I remove StarShootASCOM?

You can uninstall StarShootASCOM from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program StarShootASCOM, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove StarShootASCOM.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 10 20%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Canada 9.09%
  Spain 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 25.00%
Gateway FX6840 25.00%
ASUSTeK G75VW 25.00%
Acer Aspire 5830T 25.00%


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