I'll be trying a few "shootouts" between my primary rig and Stellina whenever opportunity presents. Primary rig is an ASIAIR controlled RST135/Redcat 71/ASI2600mc.
The primary rig is EQ, and therefore I'll be doing longer exposures (1 - 2 minute) compared to Stellina's 10 second exposure, but generally the same integration times.
The goal isn't really to see which one is 'better', I fully expect the primary rig to produce better pictures, but rather to have a 'baseline' to compare just how good Stellina can be.
So far, I am really impressed with the quality of Stellina's images, they aren't really that far off from my primary rig, all things considered.
One of the things I truly enjoy about my primary rig, is that it is quick, and easy to use, and works, just works, without issue, without fail. ASIAIR has a lot to do with that success. I can just carry it out, set it down, turn it on, and I am watching images form in very short order, with no troubles, and with all the hassle free experience of autofocus, platesolving, etc. And for how much I advocate for this 'total experience' as a value factor, Stellina does it even better. It doesn't get easier, just set it down, turn it on, and you are viewing images in very short order. The Singularity App is a wonderfully enjoyable experience.
My primary rig doesn't take much assembly as portable rigs go, very minimal, and I'm proud of that... but Stellina, needs zero assembly, none at all. So there is a paradigm shift in the way I might think about travel/portability. Of course there are camping trips, and other trips, that are purposed towards astronomy, so I'll take them both. But other trips, like... just going over to visit the parents, when only occasionally I might take the primary rig because I explicitly PLAN to use it, whereas with Stellina, I'll just take it always, and just because who knows, I MIGHT use it... it's just that easy to include.
Thank you all for sharing!