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Some help with imaging planets using a MacBook Pro


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Hi,

Does anyone here use a MacBook Pro for imaging planets with a webcam/ccd camera? I really want to get into imaging Jupiter as I now have a Celestron Nexstar 4se and have started looking at ccd cameras but not really sure if I'm going to be able to get software to use it with my Macbook Pro. Can anyone help?

Unfortunately I no longer have a windows laptop.

Many thanks in advance

Al

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I think you are going to find software options limited on a Mac. I do have a bookmark (although its on my home laptop) which lists all the current Mac compatible software options. If Im not too late home tonight I'll dig it out for you.

It might be worth investigating Parallels as well.

Hold on....found one of the links:

http://www.primordial-light.com/macastronomer.html

here is another one, but not the one I was thinking of:

http://zerobyzero.ca/Starstruck/?page_id=248

Im sure there is one more as well.....

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I have a Macbook Pro and found the same problems: most software seems to be written for windows. I use windows XP running on a virtual windows installation on the Mac using VMware Fusion. It cost about £38 and solved a lot of problems.

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