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#1 jerr

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:43 AM

I’ve been loyal user of Nebulosity for a decade or so. Looking through the forum there is a little discussion about Nebu and a lot about Nina. I’d love to learn about experience of those that used both helping me to decide if there is a reason to change. 



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 01:55 PM

Just caught your post.  I use both.  NINA is absolutely terrific.  Visually it's stunning with excellent equipment connection and control.  The flat wizard, plate solving, and image sequencing are superb.  Been using it for 2 years now.

 

I am a long time user of Neb4 as well though I'm often thinking of finally buying PI.

 

I have never used Neb4 for image capture.  I use Backyard EOS for my DSLR and NINA for my CMOS.

 

Here's a few images from the other night shooting M37.  Moon was 98% full.  My image of M37 was taken with LRGB, No calibration frames, and only for 20 minutes.  Processed in Neb4 and Siril.  First is a photo of my laptop screen.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:23 PM

No reason to change if you haven't found a reason yourself.  I love NINA but this is a hobby and you use software you like and no one should have a problem with that :)



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 04:02 PM

I started with Nebulosity 4 years ago, a year ago tried N.I.N.A. Now I like Nebulosity but N.I.N.A. Is awesome software especially for automation and remote use. Funny , now I just use Neb for occasional focusing or to look at subs.  


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 07:07 PM

They are kind of different. NINA excels at automating your imaging acquisition process while Neb was/is more of a start-to-finish interactive tool. If you find yourself wishing that you could get some sleep while your rig reliably does the work (or you would prefer that the computer handle more of the details so you don't forget) then look into NINA. On the other hand, I do wish more people would get experience with software like Nebulosity before jumping into automation - it would help them understand what they're trying to do.


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 07:26 PM

They are kind of different. NINA excels at automating your imaging acquisition process while Neb was/is more of a start-to-finish interactive tool. If you find yourself wishing that you could get some sleep while your rig reliably does the work (or you would prefer that the computer handle more of the details so you don't forget) then look into NINA. On the other hand, I do wish more people would get experience with software like Nebulosity before jumping into automation - it would help them understand what they're trying to do.

Great post. A very good point to made here is Nebulosity is rather simple to work with and learn. That's why I chose it.




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