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INDI Library v1.8.6 Released (21 Aug 2020)

August 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.6 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

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7 months 2 weeks ago
petarm
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Post your INDI Setup! #48983
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

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!

Takahashi FC100DF imaging scope
QHY5 on Orion 50mm guiding
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro via Wifi
Baader modified Canon 550D DSO
ZWO ASI 224MC Planetary
DIY Astroberry focuser
Raspberry Pi 4 with KStars/Ekos
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7 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #49005
And here is the completed build, nice and neat. And it works

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!

Takahashi FC100DF imaging scope
QHY5 on Orion 50mm guiding
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro via Wifi
Baader modified Canon 550D DSO
ZWO ASI 224MC Planetary
DIY Astroberry focuser
Raspberry Pi 4 with KStars/Ekos
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7 months 1 week ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #49131
This is awesome mate. All in “1” setup :)
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2 months 2 weeks ago 2 months 2 weeks ago by mhammady.
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Post your INDI Setup! #56397
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.

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Celestron 8SE, Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro mount, Raspberry Pi 4 Kstars-Ekos-Indi server, JMI Motofocus
ZWO OAG with ASI120MM Mini (mono) guide, Canon T3i, ZWO EFW (LRGB), Celestron f/6.3 reducer

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #56400
Nice setup!

-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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2 months 6 days ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #56809
the gear ... close up is of Moonlite V3 hi-res stepper controller/motor with CS focuser




HEQ5 (belt mod), Lynx USB direct
ASI385MC-Cool, ASI120MM-mini
Meade LX90 8" SCT (deforked), Orion 60mm
MoonLite CS 2" SCT, MoonLite High Res Stepper Motor V3
Raspberry Pi 3B+, Pi4B+ 8Gb
Kstars/Ekos/Stellarmate OS
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1 month 1 week ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #57994
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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1 month 1 week ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #57997

JCJ wrote: 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'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.


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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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1 month 1 week ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #58115
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
ZWO ASI294MC Pro, ASI071MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi x 2
SW HEQ5
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1 month 1 week ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #58122
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.
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M27
60x180s L Filters
10x180s RGB Filters

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1 month 6 days ago 1 month 6 days ago by Ron Kramer.
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Post your INDI Setup! #58181
I've been into this for 3 years now. Went to indi after 2 years. Jasem hot-swapped my driver and tested/ran my setup from the other side of the planet.
I'm fully remote from anywhere. I still swap back and forth. Pics are from my remote IP cam. = (









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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1 month 6 days ago
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Post your INDI Setup! #58191
Hope some day I could make pictures like yours. Beautiful.
Could you give more detail on the AVX support+wheels+brakes+shoes seen on one of your telescope’s pictures ?
Is it custom made ? Is it possible to learn on the design/construction with more detail somewhere?
I am just building a wheeled support for my AVX in order to move it from my bedroom (its parking lot) to the terrace. So, your setup is very interesting to me.

Celestron AVX
Celestron SCT 8” Edge HD, Primaluce ESATTO
TS Optics Photoline 80mm f/6 FPL53 Triplet-Apo, Primaluce SESTO SENSO 2
Celestron OAG, Lodestar X2 guide
Pegasus PowerBox Advanced
Stellarmate Gadget
AstroPhotography Tool (APT)
Nikon D90

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