I am thinking about doing some EAA when it gets a little warmer and I feel like being outside instead of remote controlling from inside. I have seen some pretty extreme minimal setups with one being just a 30mm guide scope and planetary camera on a photo tripod, but I think that is just a little to minimal for me, but it does gives me an idea. I am thinking that I might use my guide setup for the EAA, and use my main scope with an eyepiece to view objects visually while I collect light with the camera. I will either do this with my goto mount or one of my manual mounts with a clock drive depending if I feel like finding objects manually or not. If I enjoy this, I might buy a second guide camera and scope so that I can use them on an EAA rig while my main scope is working on astrophotography projects. That being said, I would love to see some of your setups and possibly the stacks for inspiration!
Also, I would like to know what software you use. I don't currently pay for Sharpcap and would love some options. I have used astrotoaster while doing AP to stack the images coming in just to see how things are going, but that feels very primitive and doesn't work super well for me. If I have to pay for Sharpcap, I will, but I like to hear alternatives.