I have read fairly good things about them, and they use the same sensor as in the ASI120MM but are available for a lower cost.
ToupTek provide Linux drivers and an SDK (see: www.touptek.com/download/showdownload.php?lang=en&id=28), although their current driver appears to be for x86 / x86_64 architectures so I'm not sure whether ARM support is out of the question (for eg. Raspberry Pi, Odroid variants).
Otherwise, can anyone recommend an alternative guiding camera which has Indi driver support on ARM architectures (Raspberry Pi & Odroid) ?
I will probably email ToupTek in any case just to suggest the ARM driver and whether they have considered / have any plans for an Indi driver.
In the absence of this support, can you offer any advice on guiding camera(s) which have functioning Indi drivers on eg. Raspberry Pi / other ARM variants? I thought I read in a recent topic about an issue with the ASI120 cameras on ARM also but am not certain.
So I have preliminary driver in the works but I don't have access to a camera to test. I requested one from ToupTek but we will see if they reply. Who here can provide remote access to a machine with the ToupCam attached to it so I can do remote testing at least? I hope to get one locally here it would be much better to test than remote but I'll work with what I have now.
With guidance I could give you remote access to mine - just not sure how to do that. Alternatively I could build the driver and try it out. I've got my camera running on Ubuntu with the native driver so I know it works on that platform.
RPi3 Ubuntu Server 20.04, Windows 10 AMD64, AAEON UP Core Ubuntu Desktop 20.04
Avalon M-Uno, EQ6 Pro, Atik420, ASI1600MM-C, ASI120MM-S, DBK21AU04, ZWO EFW, Optec TCFSi
Vixen R150S, GSO RC8, ST80
The last post on this topic was written more than a year ago.
Does anyone know if ToupTek cameras (USB 2.0) are working with StellarMate now?
On the camera compatibility list here on indilib.org it looks like all ToupTek cameras are supported, but I want to be sure since I already tried a ZWO ASI camera and failed due to the apparently "well known" issue with ASI USB 2.0 firmware not working correctly with Linux.
And this topic also makes me extra careful about getting a ToupTek camera.
Just an update on this topic.
I bought the ToupTek Camera GP-1200-KMB Mono Guider and I have been using it with Stellarmate without any issues for almost half a year now.
So the ToupTek driver works fantastic.
I am suprised of the sensitivity of that small camera and even though it is not designed for Deep Sky photography it collects a lot of signal in very short time.
Here is for example M42 - Orion Nebula with only 20 minutes of data collected and I already saw a lof of signal on a 10 second exposure.