A total newbie here....
So far for years I was using Canon DSLR for AP.
I would like to jump into something more serious now.
After installation of AIJ I tried to open some RAW images, but CR2 format is not supported.
Then I converted CR2 into TIFF format (using Canon's DPP), then convert that into FITS by means of Astrometry.net plate solver.
Is this a good enough way of doing this? It seems too many steps are involved and I am questioning the linearity of the resulting FITS file and it's suitability for photometry.
Thank you for your reply.
Actually, I tried again with DPP conversion into 16-bit TIFF (with EXIF) and it worked... I must have done something wrong earlier in a hurry, there was a message "cant open the file compressed this way".. That's why I went to Astrometry plate solver to obtain FITS file).
Now I have some more questions..
When starting AIJ, there is a window with plugin errors (duplicated commands, animated gifs and duplicated "interactive 3D surface plot").
Should I simply ignore this?