I just received few days ago my first CCD and I’m doing my first baby steps in this world after some years spent with a DSLR setup.
I was looking at voyager as a stand-alone software to point, guide, focus (in future) and acquire my images.
Looking at the introductory videos, I noticed that MaximDL is required for plate solving.
My question could be stupid, but…
without plate solving I can’t point my mount to the subject as voyager doesn’t know “where it is”, right?
Is there any free - and reliable! - option for the plate solving software instead of MaximDL?
(Please don’t shoot me on this one) if MaximDL is required for plate solving and - if the answer to 1 is “yes” as I think - pointing at your subject, if I already have Maxim, which advantages I get from using Voyager over Maxim for guiding and acquiring my images?
As you might understand I never tried Maxim and I basically just downloaded Voyager, so please don’t be harsh if I said something stupid