I want to set up a simple and automated system to control my Celestron Nexstar 5SE (older style connector on hand controller) via a computer running Windows 10, have it auto align using plate solving, and auto capture. I have the SkyPortal WiFi module if that helps. I want to use my Sony A6000 for capture. My main interest are DSO (galaxies and nebulae). I may sometime in the future buy a dedicated camera ZWI or other but money is tight so I need to use the gear I have and keep purchases to a minimum. I also have the Celestron image reducer. 0.63x.
The reasons I want to try something like plate solving are that I can't read the display on the hand controller and I have a bad back and can't crane my neck to look through a finder or red dot to do alignment. I bought the Celestron 10x illuminated rt angle scope and I had trouble with that too. I have thousands of floaters in my eyes so I need to use a computer screen to see or control anything.
So, if anyone can point me towards a good tutorial, or series, geared for beginners I would appreciate the tip.
Edited by Robert Jensen, 21 October 2021 - 12:00 PM.