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    I've found that "I'm new" when it comes to doing astro imaging digitally. This comes from the fact that I had orginally done all my astro-imaging research while I was in Highschool before I graduated in '03. Now, I'm almost done with school and I'm getting back into it now that I'm still unemployed and only taking one class. However, I've swapped over from Microsoft XP to Linux.

    Now, I don't want to know what distribution is best for doing this, but I'm just curious what other Linux Users are using for astro imaging and post processing.

    Currently, I'm running Xubuntu. I'm using the xawtv package to record some videos (bad AVI format). I then break the videos into individual frames using ffmpeg (jpg's for now) before finally running them through RegistaxV4 with WINE.

    Thanks for the input,

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    Hi flyingcadet,
    I'm not a full Linux user, but I have run Linux before, more distros than I care to remember. I have used Mandrake, Mandrivia (when it changed names), Suse, Solaris, Red Hat, Fedora, Phat Linux, Gentoo, Kubuntu, Debian, Freespire, Linspire, PCLinux,..... many more. To me there is like no Linux distribution oriented to digital imaging or to multimedia. Xubuntu is a very stable OS. There are a lot of applications that you can try with it. You can actually find Cross Over Office/Cross Over Linux for free on the web. It's a more stable Windows emulator than Wine. It will let you run MS Office, Photoshop, Visual Studio,.... Check your PM shortly.
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    Thanks for the idea. Currently, I'm having problems with soft focus. Within a few days I should have the webcam hardware that I need to properly mount them to my telesope, with a IR-UV filter inline. The set up that I have seems to be working pretty good so far. I was just curious as to how other people are doing this on Linux.

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    If later on you start having hardware issues with Xubuntu, try using PClinuxOS, of all that I have used it has been the more hardware compatible yet, also, Freespire and Ubuntu are distributed with proprietary drivers, nvidia, ati,...etc.
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