Dragon Man, thanks so much for joining the conversation and sharing your experience and insight. Most valuable and helpful.
I am overwhelmed with the excellent help and advice I, and all the newbies, are getting. And I appreciate how hard many of you are working to keep this simple and to keep the technobabble to a minimum. This thread and all of your input has been great. And I am getting so many private messages from people sharing advice or their experience in this area.
So, last question and then I think I am set and plan to buy this kit, maybe sooner than Christmas.
As I understand from the web site, the use of the video capture adapter device allows me to capture the output from the camera to a computer. I presume it is captured to some kind of a file. I presume I don't need registax or other software on the computer just to capture the file. Is that correct?
I am looking to avoid buying a laptop dedicated to this purpose as I have no other use for another laptop. The company provides me with one that I could use for the capture. Then, later I can copy the file to my desktop and do any processing I might want to do on the desktop. Right?
I understand that if I have a computer at the telescope I can do more extensive live stacking but that is not the question. The question is, can I capture the file on the laptop and put it on another computer for processing later? I presume I can.
My main interest is still near real time visual at the scope and it sounds like the monitor that I get with the kit is at least adequate for this task. Any other post capture processing will be something to be addressed later and is not part of how I will use the system at first.
Again, thanks for putting up with my infinite stream of dumb questions and staunch resistance to getting down into the technical weeds. And know that at some point I will get down into the technical weeds, but not today. Today I am an end user. Turn it on, it works as I expect, I'm happy!
Edited by aeajr, 25 August 2016 - 08:39 AM.