8" Sky-Watcher Newtonian Reflector NEQ6 Pro
Quote:I like the look of Backyard EOS, I may get it. But I don't see system requirements, I am looking to get a Netbook or single core notebook.
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BackyardEOS ~ Purpose-built astrophotography software!http://www.backyardeos.com/CANON, NIKON, QSI, SBIG, ATIK, SX, ASI, QHY, SSAGAT8RC, AT6RC, AT65EDQ, EON 120mm, Lunt 60THa B1200ASTRODON LRGB Ha NII SII OIII (3nm), IDAS, CLS, SkyGlow10Micron GM2000HPS (ordered), NEQ6, HEQ5, CG5-GTOne clear night a year
Astro Photography Tool (APT v2.43) - The Imaging Catalyst
Some of my astro images (3 AAPODs, 1 Published)
Quote:;) Just to mention that there are no complains from APT on Netbooks...
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
Quote:One oddity, if you want to take just one image, you still need to enter a plan, and run it.
Quote:With the EOS Utility program and a stopwatch you're in business ... And for any but a few set times (30 secs, 15 secs, ...) you'll need to press a button and watch a stopwatch to time the exposure by hand
Explore Scientific CF 127mm f/7.5 ED APO Orion 8" f/4.0 Newtonian Astrograph Reflector & MPCC Orion Atlas EQ-G GoTo Mount Orion SS Auto Guider Orion SkyQuest XT10g GoTo Dobsonian AT72ED 72mm f/6 ED Doublet Refractor & AT 2" Field Flattener Explore Scientific Twilight II mount Explore Scientific 82*24mm,11mm & 4.7mm 68* 16mm E/P's Meade 6.5,12,& 18mm HD-60 E/P's Tele Vue 2.5x Powermate Canon Rebel T3 (Modified) Alienware M17 The SkyX SA
I tried Backyard EOS...It worked great but it caused my guide camara to stop working. I was going to purchace it until I realized that It's what caused my Orion ShootingStar guide camera to stop working. Don't know why but when I deleted Backyard EOS, it started functioning normally again.
Quote:Automatic Lens focusing is designed to work only with lens. Currently I'm working on manual control for ASCOM focusers. Also there are plans for automatic focusing, but I still don't have the needed hardware to test it, so can't give exact estimate when this feature will be implemented.
http://www.astrobin.com/users/budman1961/ Meade LX3 8" OTA/IEQ45 Mallincam HyperPlus Color, QHY5L-II Mono Orion Mini Finder/Guider
Quote:Thank you Mitch for your kind words! I don't have other reports for problems with file saving. If you need more info on this please send a mail and I'll answer on your questions.Andy, thank you too for the positive mentioning of APT! BTW I'm into this hobby too Take a look on my gallery link in the signature...One can tell that I'm defending my project too actively here. And maybe he will be right, but this is the destiny of a project coming from a small country, from the other side of the ocean, that doesn't have access to the marketing machine - astro shows, magazines and etc.
Scopes: 12.5" dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newtonian, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Takahashi FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
Mounts: Celestron CGEM, Celestron AS-GT
Eyepieces: Pentax XW 30, 20, 10, 7