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TOPIC: StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget

StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget 1 week 3 days ago #17918

Hello All! I'm glad to announce a new project: StellarMate . It's a gadget that I've been working on for quite a while and today it is finally available. It should lower the barrier for entry for astrophotographers into INDI & Ekos since it greatly simplifies access and control. With StellarMate, I hope to reach a wider audience to embrace and extend Open Source astronomy instrumentation. Thanks for everyone who made this possible!

For more information, visit www.stellarmate.com

The following user(s) said Thank You: tseckler, Kaczorek, Gilles, MiHell, supernov, rlancaste, xsnrg, RobJones

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Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
How to Submit Logs when you have problems?

StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget 1 week 2 days ago #17945

Jasem,

This is a great idea. I'm the target market for this device - short on time and a little challenged on coding!
I've reviewed your FAQ, but still have a few questions you might like to consider and add into the list.

1. Support: what is the approach used to update these packages - is there built in version updater package, or a simple script someone can follow, there are many updates to these systems I would not want to mis-out on.
2. I am in the process of designing my own devices, ( Flip/flap, weather, focuser, etc), it is not clear to me how one might attach these devices to this setup? Can i assume that if a device (any device) meets INDI drivers standards, then they will be plug and play?
3. I've loads of raspberry Pi's and power supplies for my local plugs! Are you open to selling the SD card with preloaded software?
The following user(s) said Thank You: knro

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Last Edit: by RobJones.

StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget 1 week 1 day ago #17950

Rob,
These are excellent questions.

1. I am in the process of actually writing this as part of the FAQ. Yes, there is an updater software that you can use, and I will also include the commands necessary to do it from the command line. In a future update to the Android/iOS app, I plan to manage updates from there so you don't have to login to the machine itself.
2. Yes, this is using standard INDI/Ekos so everything will work just fine.
3. That's a good idea and might actually offer this at some point, but I'm pretty swamped at the moment as you can imagine so it would have to wait a little bit.

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Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
How to Submit Logs when you have problems?

StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget 1 week 1 day ago #17951

Happy to help constructively.

I've already ordered mine! Paid by paypal late afternoon today!
I'll be giving it a work out with: Canon D7, ATIK filter wheel, ZWO AIS 1600MM Cool, Celestron CGE mount, & CPC800 both nextstar.

Love the mobile app - look forward to using it.

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