my nerves are bad, this hobby cost alot to get started am I still going to be able to make a pretty picture with what I have?
Absolutely. You have the basics just about perfect, way above average for a beginner. CGX, SV80ST, ASI071.
One thing to really watch out for here. Experienced imagers posting about experienced imager concerns, or about personal preferences. I cannot possibly overemphasize the need to not let those concern you. CN is wonderful, that's its weakness where beginner advice is concerned.
Next. Beginners often overemphasize equipment. A favorite saying of mine:
Dustin Johnson's clubs will not put you on the PGA tour. <smile>
Forget the equipment quibbles. Here's what's really important. _To you_.
Processing is more than half the game, and takes a long time to learn to do well. An astro specific processing program is much superior to a terrestrial one. I like Astro Pixel Processor for beginners. Very competent, inexpensive, relatively easy to learn, has a fine gradient reduction tool, very important for reducing the effects of light pollution.
But, have reasonable expectations. Processing is never easy, I have several hundred hours invested in learning and doing it. You can make some nice images with far less of course.
Important assists. This book has the best explanation of processing I've ever seen. You can ignore the specific directions, it's the theory that counts right now. The book has much more useful information, it will build your essential knowledge base better than any number of short posts here.
Take the calibration frames (bias, flats, darks) from the very start. Otherwise you're very likely to learn bad habits in processing, and you really don't want to do that.
Come back with your questions. We love to help. Just watch out for people fussing over details that are not all that useful to you.
My personal thoughts. Consider getting a Hydrogen alpha filter for your 071, and doing some black and white imaging. That will greatly simplify the processing, and let you get your feet on the ground before folding in color. You will need to do longer exposures, 5 minutes is a good place to start.
Big bright targets. Even a random part of the Milky Way is a fine place to start.
Edited by bobzeq25, 17 June 2019 - 02:14 PM.