I'm back after a few years out Anyway, when I first started all this back in 2009/10 I always wanted to stream the live images to a screen so I can involve more people but costs and technology was prohibitive back then (or so I though). So, now I'm back with a child and want to show her some things in the sky.
I've dug out my old gear and it still works which is:
- Skywatcher 150p
- Goto Mount (It's an EQ5 as I retro fitted the goto to it back in about 2013)
From what I understand, I could get a ZWO ASI290 and use that on the scope? Ideally I want to do colour and I'm only focusing on bright objects in the sky for now but it would be good to be able to do some nebula and galaxy work on it. However, to start with and to show my daughter, I guess planets are a good place to start.
I intend to connect it to my macbook pro (it's an i9 2.9 with 32GB RAM). But, do I need anything else which would be better for the scope/camera? Do I need to do anything with the focal length and if so, what
I'm well aware that what I buy now, probably won't see next Jan without being upgraded but I'd rather not get a dud to start off with.
- Would the ASI290 be a decent start? If not, what?
- Do I need an additional focal changes? Again, what is best and where from?
- What software is recommended/people used for a Mac?
Any advise is much appreciated.