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ROR observatory - IT advice needed

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Hi everyone,

So I am needing advice on IT hardware architecture. 

I currently have a mini pc running Ubuntu Mate 20.04LTS/Kstars/Ekos/Indi that is mounted on the OTA along with a Pegasus UPBv2.  The mount is Celestron CGEM, Meade 10" AFC OTA with Feathertouch Crayford motorized focuser add-on. Imaging with an QHY268C, guiding with an OAG and ZWO 174M.  I have been connecting via VNC to the mini PC on the mount, which has worked reasonably well.

The problem is that I now want to control the motorized roof, flat panel mounted on the wall,  and possibly a future meteo station as well.  Seems like a second PC or Pi for the observatory would make more sense than trying to cable everything from the mount mini PC.

Is it possible to run 2 instances of EKOS in parallel?  I know there can be an INDI server like Stellarmate on the mount, but can the client have local devices/drivers (roof control, weather, light panel etc) as well?

Any input welcome.  Thanks!
1 year 4 months ago #69783

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I think it should be possible run second INDI server and connect one Kstars/Ekos instance to two INDI server. One local and second remote. indilib.org/support/tutorials/159-indi-on-multiple-devices.html
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I don't think you are at the stage where you need anymore equipment other than cables and perhaps a USB hub.
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Thanks for that tutorial - that is exactly what I needed.
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