Im starting to think that if I learned how to plate solve that it would improve my imaging. In general Ive struggled with astrophotography despite having decent equipment such as feathertouch focusers and triplet refractors. Im not great with processing and computers which is why I use DSS and sometimes you see my stacked Tiff file here for others to process which I appreciate. Im about to go to a dark site and thought I would try plate solving.
I currently have a belt modded NEQ6 with upgraded wedge, BYN, I freshly downloaded the ASCOM plateform 6.3, EQMOD, and the driver for Synscan mounts, I also downloaded CDC planetarium program in case its easier than dealing with stellarium and stellarium scope controller which I also downloaded. I plan to use phd2 for guiding and sharpcap 2.9 for polar alignment which has worked well for me.
I also have SGP and a pole master but have never used them.
I started reading this tutorial on Astrotortilla and was overwhelmed. Is there an easier way or something more condensed??
I have the following scopes and cameras
SV115T and a C11. I use a Nikon D5300 for imaging and a ASI290 mini for guiding with a 50mm guiding which has been ok and a OAG for the C11 which Ive not successfully done yet.
With this is mind does anyone have a condensed or simplified procedure on using Astrotortilla with BYN/BYEOS. I know I have to use the USB to DB9 connector to directly control the mount to use EQMOD and connect through stellarium scope or CDC. Ive never done it before alothough youtube is filled with those videos.
Any suggestions on the procedure to make all this work together would be appreciated. Especially how to connect astrotortilla to BYN and which star maps it needs, what check boxes need checking.
Ive just had a hard time figuring this out and need some pointers.