(the current APT version is v4.50)

You can download the "demo" of APT - Astro Photography Tool using the "Download Demo" link. This version has almost all features of the full one and there are no time restrictions. In fact this "demo" is one of the most loaded astrophotography software packages available for free. You can use it to test if APT works fine with all of your devices.

Do you like APT? We will appreciate if you reward our work and support the further development by buying the full version. The price is set to be affordable for everyone - 18.70 EUR. For this amount you will get single user license for the full version of APT that can be used on multiple computers, one year support and upgrades. Expired license has to be renewed only if you want access to the latest upgrades and the renewal fee is 6 EUR per year.

To support APT and get your key, please go to the Purchase page.

To download the demo version use the following link.

To download the full version, enter the e-mail address that you used in PayPal for the order and your Key which has been sent to you. Thank you for your support!


This is separate download for the ZWO, QHY, ToupTek, Altair Astro, RisingCam, OGMA, Lacerta, MallinCam, Omegon Pro, Orion StarShoot G, Explore Scientific native drivers. You can install the package to update the drivers before the next offical APT release after APT v4.50 or use them with previous version of APT.

You can get ToolTips help (balloon help) in several languages. The installation is simple - download the desired translation in APT use the 'Import Tooltips' button in Settings->Main. If you want to switch back to English, just download the English version.

Special thanks to all that made and are making this possible!

Language Edition Translated by Tooltips
English 42 Download
Bulgarian 42 Boyan Kassabov, Damyan Ognianov, Ivan Raichev, Zlatan Merakov Download
Russian 42 Alexander Elizarov, Alexander Sorokin Download
Japanese 42 M. Minamiguchi and T.Sugiyama Download
Czech 42 Jan Filip Download
Italian 41 Antonio Vecchini, Paolo C. Download
French 39 Dennys Turcotte, Patrick Paschier, LCK and L. Lamy Download
Spanish 34 Alfredo G. F., Iván Jaén (Panamá) Download
Catalan 34 Miquel Recacha Download
Slovak 26 Stanislav Kaniansky Download
Greek 26 Panagiotis Lioris Download
Portuguese 11 Nelson Viegas - GOAAA** Download
Dutch 9 Henrik van Holthoon Download
Polish 8+ Adam Musial and Marek Biały Download
Chinese 8 Zhendi Wang Download
German 7 yesyes* and Andreas Exeler Download

If you want to make a new one or update existing translation, please contact us.

** GOAAA - Group of Amateur Astronomers Observations of the Algarve

Also you can download the User's Guide in some languages.

Language Version Translated by User's guide
English Current PDF, CHM, Setup
Japanese 4.50 T. Sugiyama (official translation) CHM, Setup
Italian 4.30 Antonio Vecсhini PDF
French 4.10 Patrick Paschier, Dennys Turcotte PDF
Japanese 3.84 Toshihito Watanabe CHM
Catalan 3.57 Francesc Vallès PDF
French 3.57 BP PDF
Italian 2.00 Fabio Papa Download
Bulgarian 1.80 Stoyan Glushkov Download

Follows a new section that we hope to grow in future. List of Tutorials about APT usage.

Language Written by Link
French Matthieu Téqui PDF
Italian Antonio Vecсhini PDF

The available object browser includes information about 545 objects. Thank to Jeff Seivert many of the objects interesting facts are extended. Also he recorded audio versions of the text for many objects.

To install the audio extension, download the package you want and apply it in the same folder where APT is installed.

Last updated on 2012/03/08 - Audio Extension 358 Objects (154 MB)
Last updated on 2012/03/01 - Audio Extension - Only Messier objects 110 Objects (47 MB)
Last updated on 2012/03/08 - Audio Extension - Only Caldwell objects 109 Objects (48 MB)

Thank to M. Minamiguchi and T. Sugiyama there is Japanese translation of the information visible in Deep Sky (Short/Ext), Stars (Short/Ext) and Maps tabs of Object Browser. To apply the translation, just download and install this package ObjectBrowserJP.exe

Thank to Jan Filip there is Czech translation of the information visible in Deep Sky and Stars tabs of Object Browser. To apply the translation, just download and install this package

Thank to Antonio Vecсhini there is Italian translation of the information visible in Deep Sky (Short/Ext) tab of Object Browser. To apply the translation, just download and install this package ObjectBrowserIT.exe

If you want to get back to the English language in Object Browser. Just download and install this package ObjectBrowserEN.exe

More objects can be easily imported into Custom Objects and ToDo tabs of the Object Browser. Ready to use files can be found in this Topic in the APT forum.

APT has advanced sounds notification system that can play up to 36 different sounds. Pre-installed are English speaking female and male voice packages.

More packages can be found in this Topic in the APT forum.

APT Screen Saver - get the moving stars from the site as screen saver. Made by Kola Tof Studios for Distinct Solutions Ltd.

Download and install APT_ScreenSaver_1_1.exe. After that select AstroPhotographyTool as your screen saver in the Windows settings. Click on Windows button and write "Screen Saver" for fast way to the place.

Here you can find full versions of APT that are no longer supported:

The last version that works under Windows XP is - APT v.3.88

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