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Celestron4

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I have an old pc that I was considering making my astrophotgraphy processing pc. It has a 2.8 ghz Dual core processor, integrated ATI Radeon 4270 graphics, a 500gb HDD and I have upped it to 8GB of RAM. Would this be enough to run photoshop and the astronomy tools plugins? I am currently using a 2015 MacBook Air for processing and an old laptop for imaging inch works but would be ideal to avoid filling my MacBook hard drive up if possible. I hope you can help!

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I you are getting a new PC then try and get one as many USB ports as possible with at least one being USB3.  That will allow you to use the latest CMOS cameras if required.

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To run PS you really want a minimum 16gb of ram and an SSD and then the most powerful CPU you can afford. £ for £ these days AMD’s Ryzen processors will outperform Intel as a general rule.  What’s your budget?

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Thanks for the advice! I haven’t got much of a budget in mind at the moment. Just trying to work out how much it would cost but would ideally not be too expensive. My MacBook Air works for the processing at the moment but I want to avoid filling it up with Deep sky stacker files.

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On 10/05/2020 at 23:46, Celestron4 said:

but I want to avoid filling it up with Deep sky stacker files.

Then don't change the way you work just use an external USB SSD or HD drive to "archive" files or pay for a larger Cloud based storage system.

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