Today, will likely be a very exciting and frustrating day for me.
I will be getting my first Astro imaging camera (ZWO ASI2600MM). I have my ZWO 7x36mm filter wheel and filters. And I believe I might have the right adapters/ connectors to get the correct back metal distance for my 130mm (with a 0.7 flattener/reducer) refractor telescope. N.B., I have never done astrophotography and I only got into astronomy last fall.
If anyone has a workflow or checklist they use when setting up a new imaging train and getting to first light, I would be grateful if you could share it.
I have read everything I could, watched scores of YouTube videos but haven't found an A-Z process for a beginner like myself. I’m hopeful someone has recorded their process from pieces of hardware and software to a successful, integrated astrophotography system. I am hopeful the collective wisdom here will be the key to success and keep me sane.
P.S. I plan on using TheSkyX since I have a SB Paramount MX+. I have a FocusLynx focuser, and will likely use Voyager once I get the basics working. Cameras and filter wheel are ZWO. Guide camera will use Tak guide scope which came with this setup, I may switch to OAG in the future.
ASCOM software has been loaded and all software and drivers are up to date..