Jasem Mutlaq thanked Chris in topic Language of Ekos/Kstars 2 weeks ago
Chris created a new topic ' Language of Ekos/Kstars' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Dear Indi-Community,
Dear Jasem aka knro,

I have been at a Telescope-Meeting and Astrophotography-Course in Falera (Switzerland). link: www.mirasteilas.net/
We had superb weather conditions and took some great pictures.
During the lectures concerning the astrophotography workflow, they used about 15 different programs to control one imaging train. I can imagine, that it is not very pleasing and attractive for beginners to learn every program. In addition to that, most of them cost some money.
So I asked them if they knew the program Kstars & Ekos. I was very surprised, that nobody knew about it, so I showed them the features it has. They really liked it and most of them said, that they are going to test it.
I also showed them the well-done tutorials on the indilib webpage. A few of them were wondering if the program (and the tutorials) is available in German.
I wasn't sure and quickly looked it up but didn't really find an answer to it.

(@knro) If there is no german language, I would like to know if it is possible to create a language package for Ekos/Kstars?!

I am doing some (half automated) sequence astrophotography with Ekos as my matriculation (final) project of high-school. (It is called "Maturaarbeit" in Switzerland)
Additional to that I plan to translate/write a small handbook for Ekos in german with an explanation to every device we have in the observatory of our school, so interested students have less struggle to start with astrophotography. :-)

So my question is if I can contribute to this Open-Source project Kstars by translating the GUI to german.

It would mean very much to me and I guess Indi could be spread into more parts of the world like that, which it absolutely deserves.

Thank you!


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Chris thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Some general questions 3 months ago
Oleg thanked Chris in topic Some general questions 3 months ago
Chris created a new topic ' Some general questions' in the forum. 3 months ago

Dear Indi-Community,

As my final project in school, I want to upgrade the Observatory of our school. We will soon get a new mount for the main telescope "Meade LX 200 14inch". The new mount is a "Herkules V24" from "AOKswiss" (link: www.aokswiss.ch/d/mont/ddm/herkules_v24/...ht_herkules_v24.html ) I figured that there is no Indi-Driver for that new mount selectable in Ekos/Indi, how can I create one (?) or can I used another one?

One of my goals is, to set up an Indiserver in the observatory to be able to remote control it from anywhere with internet. Because the dome is not motorized yet, someone would still need to open the dome manually but then be able to control it from a warm place.

I have got two questions concerning that:

  • I found plenty of instructions on how to do it with a raspberry pi, but I want to use the available mini PC running Linux. What do I have to install there to get it running?

  • How can I assure, that this system is as secure as possible and only users with permission can access the server with a password and control the telescope, camera, etc. from any IP (not only local)?

After that is done I want to "Robotise" ;-) the observatory to take automated Images of Deep sky objects, but one after another...

I am a "newbie" to astronomy so those pieces of advice mean very much to me.
Thank you so much for the help.

Friendly greetings,


Trying to upgrade our oservatory...


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