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INDI Library v1.7.9 Released (23 Jun 2019)

INDI Library v1.7.9 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

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Replied by airscott on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Nice rig! Two questions:
1) Is that a Samyang/Rokinon 135 lens?
2) Did you 3D print those tube rings?
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Replied by tkottary on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Yes that is Rokinon 135 lens Still struggle with the spacing and tilt with Nikon ZWO adapter , just wish there was something more solid.

And Yes got those 3d printed from my friend but designed them on fusion 360 . Took me good no attempts to get them right.

airscott wrote: Nice rig! Two questions:
1) Is that a Samyang/Rokinon 135 lens?
2) Did you 3D print those tube rings?

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Moving my setup over to INDI
Let's see I started in this hobby spring of 2017. I'm in Grand Rapids, Michigan (home of LAKE EFFECT clouds and storms) 95+ in summer, -20F winters
Nextdome (I love it) with full automation
Mach1 (pictured is a older Skywatcher - which couldn't deliver what I wanted.
I use a 80mm (which is now on a AVX mount for portability). I've not really used it yet other than some tests.
I have a 6" APO in the dome. Rotator, .75 3" FF, usually a 1600MMpro.
Digital logges power switch allows me to power on and off each device from anywhere in the world.
The dome is 100 yards away from my desk where I operate it but i can be operated from anyhere with a internet connection.
I use to sit out there, but bugs and dew and boredom moved me inside. I rarely sit out there now.
I have cloud watcher that will close the dome and shut down if clouds move in (rain or wind). allows me to go to bed. I walk up to find it closed up nicely.
Use to run SGP and 6-7 apps - not thrilled with it or its support I spent Mach 2019 moving over to a PI in the dome as a server and I run Kstars/Ekos on desktop in the house.
Kstars and EKOS is AMAZING - needs polish - but it can do everything (just wow). I'm running stellarmate OS in the dome.

I also have a 11" RASA - I've installed a OAG on it too (I have them on my other scopes too) also added a EFW on the RASA. It should go into service in the next week.

Portable setup is Stellarvue 80 and ASI094 full frame OSC. I have bad LP in my skies, so the portable it to use at my daughters home that has bortle 2-3 instead of my 6.
I'm using a ASIair on the portable. Fully controlled from my ipad.

I have a ASI174mm for solar, astrodon RGB and SHO filters, All sky camera so I can see clouds as well. I may bring the Canon MKII into service by mounting it on the portable setup.

It's been a learning curve over the past two years, but it's fun to learn as I've had excellent success and even won a recent astro image competition and won another Stellarvue!.
It helps that I'm a world known portrait photographer (retired) and studio owner of 30 years. Images are a bit of my learning curve.


AP Mach1 / CP4 APCC & PEMpro.
EXP SCI - ED152cf APO - Celestron 11" RASA - Stellarvue 80mm
Baader F2 HS NB filters, Lodestar X2 guide camera / OAG - ZWO 290mm mini
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro / ASI174M (solar) / ASI094MC
NEXDome, CLoudwatcher, AVX mount/ASIair and Stellarmate

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Replied by Ihoujin on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Welcome to Canada
8" Ritchey-Chretien telescope
Powered by Raspberry Pi 3 B on LUbuntu 16.04
Internal GPS Module
External WiFi adapter
External portable monitor
Bluetooth Keyboard, Joystick
Homemade EQmod Bluetooth Adapter to HEQ5 Pro
Canon T3i
Orion SSAG
ASI120 with 50mm lense 'polemaster'
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by kbahey on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Another INDI + OnStep rig from Canada.

This is a Vixen SXD, which I converted to OnStep, using the STM32 Controller that I designed. On it, there is a C8 with a 0.6X reducer, and a Canon T4i/650D DSLR. A laptop on a table has Xubuntu 18.04 with KStars and INDI. There is also the ESP32 Smart Hand Controller for OnStep , which is a low cost HC designed by a friend. I ported the firmware from OnStep to it.

No motorized focuser, and no autoguiding.



Then, after polar alignment, I go inside and control the laptop using NoMachine over WiFi. OnStep is also WiFi connected, and an Android app on my phone controls it, if need be.

There is no motorized focuser, so I just use a Bahtinov mask.

Since this winter is all ice, the scope is sitting on ice.

I should get some pads for it to rest on.

At the end of the session, I remove the dew shield, and put the cover on the C8, then a hood over the scope. Then the next day I dismantle it. That way I don't do the tear down when I am tired and don't lose stuff in the dark.
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Replied by petarm on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Hi All, very impressive setups, keep up the excellent work!!

So here is my simple setup. I have built a power efficient setup and the whole thing takes about 5 mins to setup. The rig runs on 12VDC@ about 4.2A including the power draw from the QHY cooler). If im in the field, i can use my Canon dslr and power draw is only 2A, so i can run the thing all night on my small 25AHr battery. At home I use an old computer PSU to power all the electronics and the dedicated cooler PSU for cooling.

I have attached a few sample photos.

kstars is brilliant!!!!
Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!
Takahashi FC100DF, Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro via Wifi, QHY-163C, Baader mod Canon 550D, ZWO ASI 224MC on Orion 50mm guide scope, VNC to Asus Tinker Board or Intel Compute Stick in hot spot mode running Ubuntu 18.04LTS and KStars/Ekos...
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Here's a short video of my remote observatory. I've put it back online yesterday.
Kstars Mac osx
Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
HEQ5 pro / QHY5 / Atik 314L+
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Replied by ChrisRowland on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Like it, quite inspiring.
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Replied by CygnusX1 on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Very nice setup Ron! Thanks for sharing!
Regards,
Richard

Orion Atlas EQ-G | KSON 80mm Triplet Refractor | Orion SSAG | Lumicon 50mm Guide Scope | Canon EOS T6i | Stellarmate on RPI 3B+ | KSTARS on MacBook Air
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Replied by w0anm on topic Post your INDI Setup!

I love this setup.. "Observatory in a Box". I have the same idea and you executed it beautifully!
Cheers!
Chris
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

w0anm wrote: I love this setup.. "Observatory in a Box". I have the same idea and you executed it beautifully!
Cheers!
Chris


Thank you, there is still room for improvement on this design. I have many ideas but at the moment this one is there to stay for a while now.
Kstars Mac osx
Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
HEQ5 pro / QHY5 / Atik 314L+
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Replied by Viktste on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Gonzothegreat wrote: Here's a short video of my remote observatory. I've put it back online yesterday.


That looks totally cool!
Do You have a build thread somewhere?
RPI 3 B+ with Stellarmate OS.
SW200P on HEQ5Pro, Canon 550D, ZWO ASI2120MC
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