I have recently started my journey into stargazing and astrophotography. I am amazed by the amount of things that I am learning - a small fraction of what I still have to learn.
Since I am quite comfortable with RPi and Linux I initially used a RPi4 and StellarMate to manage my setup (see below). However, StellarMate is turning out to be problematic. Almost every time I update there is some issue (mostly, after reboot I am unable to connect either via VNC or SSH) and I already had to re-burn the image on the card a handful times - problem that I will probably mitigate by buying an HDMI adapter so I can see on screen what's wrong.
Meanwhile I was evaluating to put in good use a MiniPC that is covered in dust on a shelf (Coofun J3445). However I found myself unable to identify which software would allow me to control that setup (at a similar level as KStars/Ekos, i.e. supporting GoTo, (polar) alignment, focus, astrophotography) with the specs of that MiniPC.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
- Celestron NexStar 6SE
- DSLR Camera
- Celestron Focus Motor
- GPS USB Dongle