New to AP and astronomy. Just started with my wife Olga with our first setup:
Explore Scientific FCD100 102 Apo Carbon Fiber
iOptron iEQ 45 Pro mount /w StarFi
ASI 1600MM Pro (mono) for DSO
ASI290MM (mono) for guiding and planets
Nikon D500 DSLR for “quick” color shots and landscape AP
ZWO 8-hole EFW
1.25" Baader LRGB and Ha, OIII, SII.
we have 3 Goals:
- Imaging DSO and solar system
- Automating the work flow as much as possible
I researched the different type of software packages we need and came up with the following list:
- Stellarium and/or SkySafari Pro, SGP 3 /w PlateSolve 2, PhD2, PixInsight and Photoshop (for final touch-up)
additionally for “special purpose” or alternatively to some mentioned above:
- FireCapture for planets, DeepSkyStacker alternatively for PixInsight?
Any suggestions what tools or packages am I missing?
I would appreciate your help and thoughts!
P.S. We do not mind steep learning curves when it comes to software and other equipment, but rather appreciate a great challenge and the opportunity to move forward in the best way possible.