This is such a diverse, wonderful hobby, I can't possibly cover everything to do with astro-imaging. What I will do is outline the key steps in a typical imaging session for me and my set-up. Take it as a record of an avid hobbyist who is still learning, not a real expert. For some real expert opinion, I put in references to some excellent sources of information online and in magazines. Hopefully you'll get a flavour of how I process my images.

Here's the typical workflow:

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