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Old 20-09-2020, 06:55 PM
bluesilver (Peter)
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What do i need in the way of a laptop to run a camera?

I recently have just picked up a ZWO AS1224MC Camera that i plan to use for planetary work

I have kind of gone about this a bit backward as i have yet to get a laptop,

So, with this camera, i plan to run the program FireCapture and i was just interested to know what sort of laptop would run this ok?
Might also possibly be looking at something like Polemaster, but not just yet.

I was looking at this laptop:
Asus 14-inch Celeron-N4020/4GB/64GB eMMC Laptop


It basically tells me it has 1 x USB 2.0 (Type-A), 1x USB 3.2 (Type A, Gen1), 1x USB 3.2 (Type C, Gen1), HDMI 1.4

Although i can only see two USB ports

Primary storage 64GB
Ram DDR4
Installed Ram 4GB

I am just guessing that when you record the image of a planet, you might need a bit of storage, as most are using laptops to drive these cameras, i am hoping i might be able to get a bit of advice if my choice is right or way off.

Would this work ok?

Any advice is appreciated.
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