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Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?

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I am thinking of buying the zwo EAF, but my question is does it work smoothly with ekos.
do I need to install a driver for INDi?
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2 years 8 months ago #44372

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It works fine with Ekos using the INDI ASI driver.
Jasem Mutlaq
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Replied by Jan on topic Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?

ok, thanks jasem for your quick reply
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Replied by Darren on topic Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?

Jantje

Dis you get an EAF, if so did you manage to get it working? I am thinking of getting one, Jasem has confirmed that it should work, but ZWO have said that it is not compatible with the StellarMate OS. Is this just ZWO wanting to push people towards the ASIAIR or is it just that they are not supporting this?

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Darren
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I have ZWO EAF here and it works fine with any INDI-based system (StellarMate or otherwise).
Jasem Mutlaq
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Replied by Darren on topic Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?

Good to here Jasem, It is rather disconcerting that ZWO's support are saying that it doesn't work. At best it is misinformed technical staff, at worst it is them trying to enforce users into their closed ASI platform, the same way that they will not allow nonASI camera to work with the ASIAIR.

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Replied by Jan on topic Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?

no unfortunately I have not bought this yet, but if jasem says so, I believe it.
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Both my girlfriend and me will get a ZWO EAF by the end of this week for our telescopes. Good to read that Jasem confirms that it works :)


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Darren, did ZWO say this in an email to you? Because I cannot find anything related to Stellarmate and EAF on the ZWO forum.


Clear skies, Wouter
Wouter van Reeven

ASI6200MM and 7 slot 2" filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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Replied by Darren on topic Does ZWO EAF work with ekos?

Yes Wouter, it was in an email, I challenged this in a reply to them. The response was as follows' " Sorry for the confusion. Our EAF should support the StellarMate, as they both use indi server. You may try to manage to get it working."
So it seems that they rowed back on their first email once challenged. I'm going to order one while they are on offer, and give it a go. I'm sure I will be able to get it working, even if it means a bit of trial and error.

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Thanks for the confirmation about the email Darren. I am constantly keeping an eye on the ZWO forum, mostly because of my own interest in their products but also to be able to correct incorrect statements. I haven't seen anything incorrect regarding INDI or INDI-related products but you never know!


Clear skies, Wouter
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ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and 5 slot 1.25" filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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I expect little trial and no error :cheer:
I (also) have one, and it works like a charm with INDI. Have fun with it!
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