I'm new into astrophotography. I've been visually cruising the skies using my Celestron 130 SLT and Celestron 8SE, trying to take pictures with my iPhone or my Samsung NX300 Mirrorless. I've gotten a couple good pictures of the moon and planets but the AltAz mounts are keeping me from trying what I really want to be doing which is DSO photography!
I've gone ahead and went full-hog purchasing:
-William Optics ZenithStar 73 + 50mm Guide Scope
-ZWO ASI120mm Mini for autoguiding
and a cheap PC laptop to control it all
Now I'm onto selecting software. There are so many options to choose from! What is your software suite like?
I'm going to be using an EOS camera, so Backyard EOS is an option but isn't a necessity. I'm going to use plate solving as my primary way of polar aligning (North is blocked by houses and trees).
What setup works for you?
Looking for good vibes and clear skies!