I'm just getting back into astrophotography after several years off and was just starting up the learning curve when I got away from it. Now I'm back and have a lot of confusing notes from "the old days." Hoping I can get some current information relevant to my equipment -- Canon R5 mirrorless body and 100-500 lens. I have a decent-enough tracker and just getting my first set of subs (M31, 60 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 6400). I have 600 Lights over over 2 nights and weather may hold up for about 200 more. I have 325 Darks, 60 Flats and 170 Biases. So now I need to make sense of my old notes for pre-processing.
I was using BPP for calibrating but have all sorts of confusing and conflicting information about how to handle Darks and Biases. Any help with current recommendations for a basic, simple workflow would be appreciated!
I have an ASIAIR on order and may get an astro camera in the near future (ASI2600MC PRO looks very tempting) but I'm curious how far I can go with what I have.