Hello fellow imagers
I am super new to this. I think I have the basic idea of how to get decent images, but the devil is in the details.
My equipment is in my signature below (I do not use the C8 for imaging at this time)
I managed to figure out SGPro this week and man is that thing amazing. The autofocus routine alone is worth the price, but of course having the whole thing automated is really sweet. So, here I am with a stacked image straight from DSS and I tinkered with it in GIMP and it's OK. If I hunkered down, I could get quite a bit better I am sure, but I want to know two things if am going to invest a significant amount of time and energy (and money) learning new software.
1. Will the workflow become second nature pretty quick?
2. Are there features that people can turn decent data into a really nice final product that GIMP or even PS cannot deliver?
Examples of my first attempt from this week:
4.5 hours of 120s subs at Unity Gain with ASI533MC pro @-5C (was 5.5 hours, but I used "best 80%")
25 dark flats
My DSS output file
My half hour attempt with GIMP