Computer For Astro-Imaging

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rockinrod
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Computer For Astro-Imaging

Post by rockinrod » January 24th, 2019, 12:56 pm

Hello Everyone,

Dropping in to say hello, and I also need assistance in my latest astronomical endeavor...

I am gathering all the necessary equipment needed for astrophotography. Almost there...I have a Celestron 9.25 CGE XLT OTA Schmidt-Cassegrain mounted on my Losmandy G11, driven by a Gemini 2 GOTO system. I have a Skywatcher 50ED f/4.8 Refractor Guide Scope, with a Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Camera mounted in the backside.

My question is my computer which will drive all of this stuff. I think it will be adequate. Can those of you who do astro-imaging please review this Dell Inspiron 7000 13 MLK (7380), and let me know what you think. I will purchase this specifically for this project...

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-la ... DNCWWA003H

Thank you, and Clear Skies...!

Rodney Bell
Former Member BRAS

mhess
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Re: Computer For Astro-Imaging

Post by mhess » January 26th, 2019, 6:06 pm

Hi, Rodney.

I can't answer your question but you should check our our Baton Rouge Astrophotography Group Facebook page. It is restricted but I think you should be able to get in. I think you would get better response there.

rockinrod
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Re: Computer For Astro-Imaging

Post by rockinrod » February 7th, 2019, 7:59 am

Good idea, let me check there. I ended up getting a souped up Lenova Think Pad, trying to install all the drive software now, another long process!

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