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INDI Library v1.8.5 Released (19 Apr 2020)

April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Post your INDI Setup!

1 year 1 month 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, TS 8" RC, Atik 383L+, ASI178MC, ASI120MM-S, SX Lodestar X2, SX USB wheel with OAG, ZWO EAF, Gemini SnapCap, USB_DewPoint, KomaHub
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9 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 / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / Atik 314L+ / Gerd Neumann drawer
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9 months 2 weeks ago 9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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.

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Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
HEQ5 pro / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / Atik 314L+ / Gerd Neumann drawer

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9 months 6 days ago 9 months 6 days ago by rishigarrod.
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Post your INDI Setup! #42665
Here is my setup.







Looks a bit messy still but I now only have to attach a single 12V power supply (Battery or mains).

Raspberry Pi running Indi connects to a dedicated Wifi router. Kstars / EKOS running on an old Macbook Air.
Pegasus personal powerbox. Provides all the power and the power/logic for the dew strips.
USB 3 powered hub.
The 2 BECs provide 5 V for the USB hub and the Pi.
Scope is a SkyWatcher Esprit 100.
Focusser is a PrimaLuce Senso Sesto.
Guide scope is the converted finder scope from my 8" dob.
You cannot see it on the pictures but I also have an iPolar (best non essential piece of kit I have bought).
All supported by a belt modified HEQ5.
Camera is a non modified EOS 6D and I am currently using a STC Dual narrowband filter (Ha and OIII).

It did take a while to get everything working reliably but now it only takes me about 15 minutes to get everything ready to take the first image.

WO ZS 61
Esprit 100
Skyliner 200p
Edgehd 8 with Celestron OAG
Stellarmate on RPi 4
HEQ5 with belt mod and ADM dual saddle
294 mc pro
224 guide cam
Powerbox PPB
Sesto Senso focusser
Arduino focusser
QHY5II-Mono guide camera
EOS6D - not modified

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9 months 6 days ago 9 months 6 days ago by calberts.
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Post your INDI Setup! #42677
Hoi

Below my setup from Amstelveen, the netherlands, With the airport Schiphol almost in the garden.

An 25F4 Newton on iOptron CEM60
Camera Mod 40D
Lodestar as guide camera
OnFocus Stepper

Using Raspberry PI3B with Ubuntu mate on it not only Kstar/indi but also
PoleMaster software and qDslrDashboardServer

Attached one image made this weekend.


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9 months 6 days ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #42680
I am also under the smoke of Schiphol in Roelofarendsveen and I have also been imaging the Veil Nebula.

Here is my current effort. Still needs a lot of work but I am fairly pleased with the data.



Still waiting for the field flattner. According to Robtics they are available again so I hope I will have it soon.

WO ZS 61
Esprit 100
Skyliner 200p
Edgehd 8 with Celestron OAG
Stellarmate on RPi 4
HEQ5 with belt mod and ADM dual saddle
294 mc pro
224 guide cam
Powerbox PPB
Sesto Senso focusser
Arduino focusser
QHY5II-Mono guide camera
EOS6D - not modified

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7 months 3 weeks ago 7 months 3 weeks ago by G_Gagnon. Reason: Photo was missing
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Post your INDI Setup! #44615
Here is a photograph of my Indi setup. It consists of:

An OnStep modified Astro-Physics AP400 mount;
An ODROID N2 computer running Ubuntu, KStars, EKOS and Indi server;
A RPI running as a hotspot;
A ZWO ASI1600 camera and Zagyl filter wheel;
A Pegasus Astro DFMC focuser and Power Box;
All this on a home made telescope cart (missing a wheel :-) ) that will allow me to roll it out of the garage and get ready for observing/astrophoto within minutes.

The OnStep controller is the grey box mounted on a small plexiglass sheet, attached to the tripod leg. The cart design was an adaptation of one, presented by the BBC Sky at Night Magazine ( www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/build-...ing-telescope-dolly/ ).

Enjoy!

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #44748
My latest setup:

I have a few scopes I swap out depending on my imaging target, but here's what's in the photos below:

AT6RC Telescope with CCDT67 telecompressor at around 914mm focal length.
Moonlite focuser with stepper motor
Orion 60mm Guide Scope
Celestron CGX Mount
Pegasus Ultimate Powerbox V2
RPi4 4GB with aluminum case containing fan and heatsinks
ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro, ZWO Filter Wheel with Astrodon Filters
ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide camera


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