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7 months 3 days ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #38768
I live in southern germany and this is my backyard observatory located in my very small garden. It is surrounded by small houses and severe lightpollution. I have a small view from east to west, the north is covered from my house and the south from a neighbour. Clear nights are rare in germany, so I decided to place a EQ8 there so I can use nights beside weekends. The scope runs mostly unattended in the night. The mount and the tripod are out the year around covered with a grill cover. Scope and camera stay inside.
With the progress of INDI and CCDCiel I switched from Windows (ASCOM) to Linux (INDI) in 2018.

Current Equipment:
- 300/1200mm newton named CA300
- ZWO ASI183 camera with ASI 31mm filter wheel
- TS off-axis guider with ZWO ASI120
- Skywatcher EQ8 with tripod
- Motorfocus DIY Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro
- EQMOD EQDirect cable
- Adjustable LED-flatfieldbox (homemade)
- Tuxedo Infinity linux laptop

Current Software:
- Linux Mint 19
- INDIlib (EQMOD, ASI Driver, ASI Filterwheel Driver , Moonlite Driver)
- INDIStarter, PHD-Guiding, SkyCharts, CCDCiel

my on demand "Observatory"


CA300 on EQ8 Mount

I managed it to have only one power cable (12V) and one USB-cable to the scope. The white box screwed to the mount distributes power.


The flatfield-box consists of led stripes and a pvc difusor. It is adjustable.
On top there is a 7-Port USB3.0 Hub. The small white box below contains the electronics of the motofocus and distributes power for the scopes diagonal heater and the ASI 183.

Thomas Jäger
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300/1200mm, 200/1000mm & 200/618mm Newton, Esprit 100/550mm, C 9.25"
SBIG STL11000M C2, Moravian G2-8300, ZWO ASI183MM-C
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7 months 3 days ago 7 months 3 days ago by werper.
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Post your INDI Setup! #38780
Here's mine:

iOptron iEQ45 pro
Celestron f4.9 C8-N
Canon T3i - stock
Astromania 60 guide scope
QHY5-II-M guide cam
Running two Raspberry PI's with Stellarmate distributed for guide cam & mount, and main camera, over a dedicated WIFI network, with Kstars/Ekos on a Win 7 laptop.


TPO 8" Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph
Moonlite CS focuser with Motor Drive
RoboFocus Auto Focuser
iOptron iEQ45 Pro Mount
Stellarrmate OS (beta) RPi 4, 4GB
Canon T3i DSLR - Primary Cam
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guide Cam
Astromania 60 Guide Scope
Polemaster Polar Alignment Cam
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7 months 3 days ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #38791
Here's my current setup, out for it's maiden voyage. First picture included.

Skywatcher NEQ6-R Pro
Canon 1DX, assorted lenses
Astromania 60mm guide scope
ZWO ASI120mm-S guide camera
StellarMate running on Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3D printed enclosure



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7 months 3 days ago 7 months 3 days ago by starman345.
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Post your INDI Setup! #38797
What lens is attached to the Canon camera in the pictures? Lovely image too!

-Brian

Kstars-Ekos-INDIE
NanoPC-T4 - Armbian Ubuntu 18.04
iOptron CEM25P mount
Photoline 80mm triplet
ZWO ASI294MC Pro Imaging camera
ZWO ASI290MM mini Guide camera


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7 months 3 days ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #38801
The lens is a 100-400 f/4-5.6 II, great lens. I have a 500 f/4 I am going to to, but I wanted to make sure I had everything dialed in before using that one.

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7 months 2 days ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #38813
My remote observatory usually looks like this during the season :)


After two seasons with HEQ5 I recently upgraded the mount to EQ8.


All equiment on the scope is connected to the Rigrunner and Startech 7-port USB3 hub, so there are only two cables coming off. Too bad EQ8 doesn't have internal cable routing, but this hasn't been an issue. Normally there would be Atik 383L+ hanging there, but I changed it to ASI178MC for planetary/lunar imaging for the summer.


Running the show is an UDOO X86 Ultra SBC with Ubuntu 19.04 in the grey box. Recently I also bought the Aviosys IP-Power switch, used relay on the ScopeDome controller before, but it had some issues with very cold weather.

Remote observatory running Ubuntu 19.10 x64 with ScopeDome 2M, Skywatcher EQ8 and HEQ5, TS 8" RC, Atik 383L+, ASI178MC, ASI120MM-S, SX Lodestar X2, SX USB wheel with OAG, ZWO EAF, USB_Focus V3, Gemini SnapCap, USB_DewPoint, KomaHub
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3 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #42212
I have made some updates to my remote observatory, I swapped the two linear actuators for a single one.
The new one has twice the lifting force (from 75KG to 150KG), it is longer and the most important part is that it is way quieter, a difference of 8 db from a full opening ~ closing session. Now you need to pay attention to the lid actually opening as you can barely hear it.
I might add again a second one, to make it even quieter, to average out the load...








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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3 months 2 weeks ago 3 months 2 weeks ago by lemmu.
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Post your INDI Setup! #42244
Here is my setup. Sellarmate running RP 3+ is in the blue labeled box, AC power adpter is in little bigger box aside. Mount CEM 40, scopes Celestron Edge HD 8 with 0,7 reducer, Guider scope is no-name Chinese cheapo similar to ZWO scope 60mm/ 240 FL . Cameras are ASI 1600MMC and 120 MM, Starizona Microtouch focuser strapped with cable ties undrer the HD8, Dew straps on both cameras + shield. ZWO Mini EFW ,LRGB filters are from ZWO, narrowbands from Baader.
All that connected via Cat5 cable to router. Accessing via Win 7 PC using EKOS.
The current glitch I,m working on is the CEM 40 does not co-oporate with EKOS internal guider for some reason, using theStellarmate's PHD2 for now.
The dark nights just begun (Lat 59N), so few days more after the Moon is gone, Fire at will!
Software Maxim DL 5 Pro, Startools and PS
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3 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #42277
Hi, my setup

Tinkerboard with usb2 hub D-link (ubuntu mate -NAFABox)



29 x300sec (tinker, heq5, 450d, ts80ed triplet, PHD2 50ed evoguide qhy5LII-M)

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3 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #42281
Here's mine:
This is my Pi 3 Raspberry (currently replaced with my Pi 4 4GB version)
Celestron 8SE
ZWO ASI120MC-S guide camera
Canon 600D Main camera
Skywatcher EQ6-Pro
AF1 Deep Sky Dad Focuser





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3 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #42286
Vey nice remote observatory! Wondering what you use as outside panels. They seem light and water resistant with the added bonus of not requiring painting.

Thanks.

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3 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #42292

G_Gagnon wrote: Vey nice remote observatory! Wondering what you use as outside panels. They seem light and water resistant with the added bonus of not requiring painting.

Thanks.


Thanks, I use some aluminium composite material panels for the box, the frame is wood.
All panels can be removed with strict minimum effort.

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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