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DevonSkies

Planetary imaging beginner

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Hi,

I've just ordered a ZWO ASI120MC-S and I want to get into planetary and lunar imaging. I'll be using my Nexstar 127SLT Mak. So, I was wondering what beginners resources people would recommend? Obviously I want to get up to speed with capture software and stacking, etc. I have downloaded Firecapture, Sharpcap and Registax to have a look and familiarise myself before the camera arrives. What else should I be looking at whilst I wait for my new toy? Any good online tutorials, or books even?

thanks for any pointers!

Ed

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When I had my brief flirtation with planetary imaging i found this video useful... In fact this guy does a series of videos which are pretty useful.

 

Autostakkert!2 is pretty easy to use I found, also PiPP is a good pre processing app which aids aligning, cropping and quality estimation https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/

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