As I wait for my mount and OTA, I have a few months to piece together the odds and ends that are necessary (rings, focuser, guide scope, new laptop, etc.). So I am on the programs part of the procurement cycle. I am new to the imaging game so I have a few questions regarding software needed for the mount, AP, etc. I figured I would go to the source(s)and ask you all the following questions:
1. George explained the ASCOM to me so that is understood.
2. For controlling the scope something like SkyX is needed? Is this the best option if I am correct on this?
3. Maxim DL is needed for the camera I believe? And do I need another for the guide scope?
4. Pixinsight I assume is for processing of images more than anything? Is it critical for imaging?
Thanks for all your replies helping a noob in the AP world!