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NEOalquimista wrote (edited )

Orbiter Space Flight Simulator. FlightGear has the Space Shuttle, but it's not totally ready to simulate space flights and doesn't have tutorials. Not a top priority software though.

I wanted to do astrophotography. I was getting ready to buy a good equatorial mounted 80mm telescope with clock motor, but seeing that the application to digitally visualise and keep track of objects in the sky is proprietary and dedicated towards Canon cameras, I decided to change my mind.

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I can live just fine without these restricted pieces of software.

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NEOalquimista wrote

That's what happens when you're learning English and keep saying things you never searched the meaning of. I feel so stupid. It means something like "male homosexual" in a bad way, and I thought it was simply synonymous of "asshole" or similar, but it's not.

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sudo wrote

It's nowhere near as good as BackyardEOS, but check out gphoto2 for remotely controlling a camera from your computer. There's a library that comes with it, so if you're dedicated, you could build a GUI that sort-of recreates the functionality of BackyardEOS that uses the library.

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NEOalquimista wrote

Unfortunately, my camera isn't on the list. Damn Canon, Nikon and others for not providing any support for Linux. They denied to support the gphoto project.

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josefStallman moderator wrote

I was considering removing this, but checking through your post history I assumed you weren't cishet, so I figured you were allowed to use it if you were comfortable with it. I appreciate you doing it yourself.

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NEOalquimista wrote

It's not that. I just used a word I didn't know the meaning of... until today when I had to search it, because people started downvoting the post and I had no idea why.

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boringskip wrote (edited )

Does Stellarium have anything for that? It seems pretty advanced.

Edit: The website says it has telescope control.

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