Newbie with ISA1600MC-cool

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Buster55
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Newbie with ISA1600MC-cool

Post by Buster55 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi ZWO Users, I'm taking up astrophotography after 20 year break to raise a family here in UK.
I have Celestron CGE 1400HD Pro in observatory and the camera is ZWO ISA1600MC-cooled. My laptop is Windows Vista and SharpCap and FireCap came with the camera for Planetary capture.

What is best SW for Planetary stacking/processing ?

What is best SW for DSO capture then stacking/processing ?

My scope is F11. How many frames and at what exposure time should I start for :-
- PLANETARY
- DSO e.g. M51

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Sam
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Re: Newbie with ISA1600MC-cool

Post by Sam » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:09 am

for planetary imaging, you can use SharpCap or Firecapture
for Dso imaging, you can use SGP or Maxim-dl, nebulosity

more frames better for any target
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Re: Newbie with ISA1600MC-cool

Post by Buster55 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:02 pm

many thanks Sam, I am now onto Nebulosity and it works on Mac!, which I would prefer.

do you use Nebulosity ? it says it works for DSO, could I use it for planetary ?

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Re: Newbie with ISA1600MC-cool

Post by Sam » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:09 am

nebulosity cannot be used for planetary imaging
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