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TOPIC: Astroberry initial release

Astroberry initial release 3 years 2 weeks ago #3856

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Astroberry is a remote observatory drivers suit for INDI.
It's been almost a year since Astroberry project initiation. Now it comes with the initial release, which includes:
- Astroberry Focuser (controls stepper motor connected to RPi)
- Astroberry GPS (controls GPS module and RT clock)
- Astroberry AltIMU (controls gyro, magnetometer, compass and alitimeter)
- Astroberry Mosaic (controls arbitrary FOV mosaic with known CCD FOV)

The source code has been moved to github. Please use the following url to access the latest version: github.com/rkaczorek/astroberry-diy


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Astroberry initial release 3 years 2 weeks ago #3863

Thanks for the release, it looks awesome! Any chance of a simple tutorial with plenty of images on the hardware components for newbies?

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Astroberry initial release 3 years 2 weeks ago #3865

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Definitely! I will publish pictures, schematics on the project site .
As for now the hardware specs and Raspberry Pi wiring are available in the project README file.

I'm also preparing img file ready to flash your microSD card. Let's call it Astroberry distro
It is based on Raspbian 8 Jessie with the latest INDI server onboard.

Works out of the box and features i.e.
- Powering on/off up to 4 devices (NEW)
- Reading time and position from GPS (NEW)
- Mount control
- CCD control
- Focuser control (NEW)
- Reading 3D position and atmospheric pressure (NEW)
- Mosaic mode (NEW)

Now I'm thinking of pure INDI based (no KStars needed) plate solving driver using astrometry.net and working on autoguiding.

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Astroberry initial release 3 years 4 hours ago #4045

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Great!! Thank you for sharing it. Looks very interesting. I will try the mosaic tool for sure.

I am very interested in knowing your progress with autoguiding and plate solving, as that is my objetive too.

And one last thing. I read in:
5. Astroberry Mosaic
No additional hardware used.
Note: You must set the names of your ccd and mount before compiling the driver.
      Look for MYCCD in rpi_shot.cpp and MYSCOPE in rpi_goto.cpp

But I don't find the sources. Only the .deb for raspberry pi. Even more, wouldn't it be nice to read and write that value with a driver property?

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 11 months ago #4081

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You can get the sources from SVN. Just run: # svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/astroberry/svn/ astroberry-svn
For easy access I have just uploaded a tar archive. You can access it here: sourceforge.net/projects/astroberry/file...i-astroberry_1.0.tgz

Plate solving on Raspberry Pi directly seems to be really bad idea due to low processing power available compared to the requirements.
Autoguiding using Lin_guider running through a web browser with TightVNC java client seems to work OK. Currently, I'm in the process of the first tests.
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Astroberry initial release 2 years 11 months ago #4120

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It is great you are getting closer to autoguiding in the pi side controled through indi. Keep us posted, please.

Regarding to processing power for plate solving, I see no problem at all with the pi 2. I already tested it and got 45secs consistently with my equipment (Nikon D7000 with a field of 3.2x2.1 degrees). In fact, I am working in a python indi client to control it. Though it would be better your solution of a device, so I could control it with a web indi interface (I got that interface already working) or kstars or whatever...

The openness and flexibility of indi it's such a good thing that I hardly understand why it is not more widely used.

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 11 months ago #4146

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I have already upgraded to pi 2 so I will give it a try.
What kind of web indi interface you are referring to?

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 11 months ago #4154

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Can you create the Astroberry Mosaic INDI driver for i386 and amd64 architectures?

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You can try my open project Astronomy Linux

Astroberry initial release 2 years 11 months ago #4195

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I will prepare packages for i386 and amd64 soon. I need to prepare compilation environment for these platforms first.
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Astroberry initial release 2 years 11 months ago #4199

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Astroberry initial release 2 years 11 months ago #4202

Hello,
Do I understand this thread correctly, a person downloading Astroberry could install onto a Pi 2 and then it would integrate to a webserver such that anyone could access and control the observatory devices?

Or, is this just using KStars as a remote INDI client?

Thanks in advance,
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