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Zac Scott

Imaging Software for Linux

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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?

 

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Oh thanks, I'll give it a read now. I did have a search through the archives, clearly I didn't do a very good job.

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Linux DSLR support is mostly handled using gphoto, unfortunately this can be somewhat finicky depending on what camera you have.  This is normally because the manufacturer has not released an SDK and does not support Linux.

 

KSTARS is very good though so as long as gphoto likes your camera you should have no problems.

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