Not in terms of “my box is better than your box”, but rather what are the observed differences between such acessories, and which would you (did you) choose for a planetary setup. Of particular value would be comments from those who have used or continue to use both systems. What are your likes, dislikes and wishlists.
It is my intent to mount my Edge HD 8” for full time Planetary and EAA use. In terms of experience with such systems, I have used a mac-loaded version of ASI capture for image capture. It seems like it has enough features to satisfy me for the moment. On my other pier, I am running a Mach 1 with SGP (after polar alignment with PHD2). I feel like I’ve scratched the surface of ASI and PC based imaging tools.
One of these boxes will ride on an equatorial mount yet to be named. It is my hope to accomplish:
1. Easy polar alignment
2. Easy home positioning and plate solving for sky alignment
3. Camera and focus control
4. Image aquisition.
5. Dew and temp-est fan power
6. Easy start up from a fixed pier every night.