The weather has finally gotten decent enough to do some work with the Eos Ra on the telescope.
My experience so far with the Ra has been un-tethered lightweight astrophotography using the intervalerometer.
I'm now looking for remote control the camera, and automating capture along with processing.
Normally I'd use Maxim/DL for this as it has integrated guider and support camera control for other apps like PemPro (which I use for polar alignment.)
However, it seems the CR3 file format is a blocker and it does not look like it is going to get fixed soon.
Is it time to make the jump to PHD, SGP, BYE, NINA, etc.? (Its been a while since I looked at alternatives/)
Basically, I think I'm looking for new capture / image aquisition software:
- Works with Eos Ra, SBIG cameras (ideally), ZWO, etc.
- Integrated autoguider with dithering support, etc.
- Image sequencing (tho i could probably use SGP for this) darks, bias, flats management
Currently my AP work is tied to windows, but switching to an all mac solution would be great (tho i realize i would lose PemPro , tho I could see running it in a windows VM since it is only needed occasionally.)
Suggestions? What's the current go to AP toolset for DSLRs?