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INDI Library v1.9.1 Released (26 Jun 2021)

Bi-monthly INDI Library v1.9.1 is released bringing a few new drivers and improvements to existing drivers.

Post your INDI Setup!

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Before I go through my setup, I just wanna say wow, some of the stuff on here is amazing. Well done everyone!!

This is what I have:

- RPI3B+
- Losmandy G11
- Stellarvue 80mm F/6 APO
- Atik 383L+
- QHY5II with Orion 50mm guiding scope
- Pegasus focuser
- Flip-Flat
- QHY Polemaster
- Pegasus Ultimate powerbox to juice everything up :)

I know it's a lot and I know I really need to control the rat's nest of cables. With this I'm able to completely take all my light flats and darks from indoors. I setup the scheduler before it gets too dark, and watch it for a bit to make sure nothing funny happens. I the morning I check the logs then go upstairs to cover everything up. Now if we can get a couple of clear nights.... :-D
Software:
MacOS 10.15.6
Kstars 3.5.0
Indi library 1.8.6

Equipment:
- RPI3B+
- Losmandy G11
- Stellarvue 80mm F/6 APO
- Atik 383L+
- QHY5II with Orion 50mm guiding scope
- Pegasus focuser
- Flip-Flat
- QHY Polemaster
- Pegasus Ultimate powerbox

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Replied by Denis on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Hi there :)

My current setup is:

- Mount: iOptron CEM25P on 2-inch tripod
- OTA: Orion ST120, f/5
- Guide scope: Orion mini 50mm
- Imaging camera: ZWO ASI385MC (colour) + ZWO IR-CUT filter + Celestron UHC/LPR Filter
- Gude camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini (mono)
- Auto-focuser: ZWO EAF
- INDI: Raspberry PI 3b with INDI-server and INDI server manager, over wi-fi
- Imaging software: KStars/Ekos
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Hi all, just thought I’d share my latest creation to further simplify the number of components in my setup.

So, my current rig requires 3 devices for my imaging session.

1. A computer to run kstars/ekos (I currently use the Asus tinker board)
2. A powered USB hub (because my USB3 cameras suck too much power and the Tinker box would not run them without additional power)
3. Astroberry focuser (running in server mode with a Raspberry Pi 0W) which connects to Asus tinker board via indiserver) to focus.

My mount connects to the Asus Tinker Board via Wifi. Eventhing is controller by remote desk topping.

My latest creation is the "ultimate" single box device which uses the current Raspberry Pi 4 (4G version) computer. It eliminates the Astroberry focuser running in server mode and the powered USB hub. Everything is inside a HighPi Rapsberry Pi 4 enclosure (see raspberry.piaustralia.com.au/products/hi...ry-pi-4-model-b-case).

I also installed a cooling fan and heat sinks to keep everything cool. Under full load I'm only seeing temperature of 59 degree C with ambient temp of about 26 degree C.

I have all the wiring for the Astroberry focuser which runs a DRV8825 motor controller connected to the Rpi4 GPIO. I also fitted a 12VDC to 5VDC 5Amp buck converter inside, which powers both the Rpi4 (i soldered the power supply directly to the RPi4 board, do this at your own risk!! see picture) and the Astroberry focuser.

I connect my Astroberry focuser to the motor using RJ12 plug.

And that's it. Everything runs beautifully and I reckon this is the ultimate mobile rig.

regards
100mm refractor
ZWO ASI 071 imaging camera
ZWO ASI 120MC on 50mm guidescope
HEQ5 Pro mount
Raspberry Pi 4 running indi
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And here is the completed build, nice and neat. And it works
100mm refractor
ZWO ASI 071 imaging camera
ZWO ASI 120MC on 50mm guidescope
HEQ5 Pro mount
Raspberry Pi 4 running indi
1 year 5 months ago #49005
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Replied by Giritharan on topic Post your INDI Setup!

This is awesome mate. All in “1” setup :)
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Replied by Mohamed on topic Post your INDI Setup!

I use C8SE with AVX. Pi4 with Astroberry, and 5GHz router for a faster communication, Celestron SkySync GPS, Shoestring with Motofocus autofocus, OAG with ASI120MM Mini (mono) as a guide camera, Celestron f/6.3 reducer, and Canon T3i as capture camera.
Also, I use Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh as the power source with passthrough capability, and finally, an IR IP camera for remote monitoring.

Mohamed



Clear Skies!
Mohamed

Permanent
C9.25, HEQ5, Pi 4 Kstars/Indi, MyFocuserPro2, OAG with ASI120MC guide, f/6.3 reducer, ASI533MC Pro

Portable
WO Z61, iOptron SmartEQ Pro+, Pi 4 Kstars/Indi, MyFocuserPro2, ZWO OAG with ASI120MM guide, ASI183MM Pro, ZWO EFW (LRGBHaS2O3)
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Replied by Brian on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Nice setup!
-Brian

NanoPC-T4 - Armbian focal
iOptron CEM25P mount
Photoline 80mm triplet refractor
ZWO ASI294MC Pro Imaging camera
ZWO ASI290MM mini Guide camera
ZWO ASI EAF focuser

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Replied by Dean on topic Post your INDI Setup!

the gear ... close up is of Moonlite V3 hi-res stepper controller/motor with CS focuser



HEQ5 (belt mod), Lynx USB direct
ASI533MC Pro, ASI385MC-Cool, ASI120MM-mini
Meade LX90 8" SCT (deforked), Orion 60mm, William Optics GT71, WO PFlatA6III, ZWO IR/UV cut
MoonLite CS 2" SCT, MoonLite High Res Stepper Motor V3, ZWO EAF, ZWO OAG
Raspberry Pi 3B+, Pi4B+ 8Gb, Pegasus PPBA
Stellarmate OS
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I would like to share the setup that I installed recently, when I retired.

I live in the French Alps at an altitude of 800m. Light pollution is limited to the West from a middle size city at 30km.

I had the opportunity to buy a used Sirius 2.3m dome. The rotation of the dome is slaved to the scope. The shutters are opened manually.

The dome is equipped with a Celestron EdgeHD 11” optical tube assembly + a Celestron CGE Pro mount.

I run all my astrophotography under macOS which is quite possible nowadays (www.macobservatory.com). As software I use the excellent KStars of course, and Siril (www.siril.org).

I record only color frames (color camera ZWO ASI1600 cooled).

I can control everything from home through screen sharing.

Advice : if you don’t have time and money, please do not go into this adventure !
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I'm jealous of your dome, and location! What a sight.

Here's my latest setup with two different imaging scopes. The Edge11 with ASI6200, and the Esprit 100 with ASI2600.

Located conveniently in my back yard.

-Andrew
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Mac Observatory - All about using the Mac for Astrophotography: www.macobservatory.com
Astrobin: www.astrobin.com/users/Lead_Weight/
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Replied by maxthebuilder on topic Post your INDI Setup!

My semi-permanent setup on the garage roof.
(Mobile setup is here - www.indilib.org/forum/gallery/1014-post-....html?start=72#44888) .
I keep the tripod/mount there most of the time covered with a DIY cover made out of tarp.
I put my imaging rig on whenever I feel like imaging and keep it there for a week or two.
HEQ5. AT72EDII. Nikon D5500 piggybacked for simultaneous wide-field.
Operated with RPI4/Stellarmate and controlled from Windows desktop/client in my room.
Wired network.

Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
AT72EDII, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
11 months 1 week ago #58115
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Hello, i change my setup

Before in this topic:
indilib.org/forum/gallery/1014-post-your....html?start=60#42277

Stellarmate on RPI4 (box Argon one), Power box GX12 connector 2pins (home made), Hub usb3 12V startech powered (and RPI4 powered with this), EAF ZWO, QHY183M (with FW CFW3), Evoguide 50ED SW with QHY5LII-M and GPS.
TSA102 on AZEQ6.
Warning: Spoiler!


M27
60x180s L Filters
10x180s RGB Filters
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