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By Zac Scott
Hello, first time poster here :-)
There is plenty of software out there for imaging on Windows but what about us fellos who are running Linux?
I am looking at getting my first astrophotography rig and I'd like to keep it as cheap as possible. A new laptop could be within budget but I'd like to avoid if possible, the money could be spent on better things.
I'd be using my DSLR, at least to start with. What are the options, capture & processing wise, if any?
Last night I decided to get myself off the sofa and collect moon images for stacking. It was around 01:00 and the Moon was 3 hours after moon - rise. The viability was OK. Not perfect but I wanted data.
Nikon d7200, Sigma 150-600mm Sport +1.4TC gave me a focal length of 1260mm. I was limited to f/9 160sec ISO 1OO. I know that the lens is at its sharpest at f/11 but the image seemed too dark at this aperture.
I took around 100 exposures and used Asrostakkert for stacking.
The image posted here is optimised for web viewing at a reduced resolution.
Please let me know what you think 🤔
Good Day to you all,
I just wanted to share my first real attempt at photographing the Moon. This image is the result of a stack of 50 or so photos processed using Registax. I used my Nikon dslr and a telephoto lens. I would gladly welcome your critique. The image has been optimized for web, the original was over 60mb in size.
Hi guys I currently own a 12" skywatcher collapsible dobsonian but need to upgrade now to have goto functionality. It is way to expensive for me though and I can only spend up to 1200 AUD ~ 900 USD. Could anyone please help me think of some alternatives, to track and remotely control my dob?