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INDI Library v1.9.4 Released (17 Jan 2022)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

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Replied by Paolo on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

I feel you! I switched from RPi4 4b 4GB to a 240 USD mini PC and the difference is astonishing. I no longer have "weird" crashed (e.g. with gphoto) every now and then that, I think, were related to RPi slowness.
The only regret I have is that now I'll never be able to use the StellarmateOS app! But I favor stability over everything else :)
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Replied by Rafael Schlegel on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

I switched from a Raspi 4 to a RockPi 4B with 128 GB eMMC. Same form factor but much faster. Since then i haven't had a single chrash and i'm very happy with it.
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

@Hy
Just an FYI, the Intel NUC will run fine from 12v, no need to use the 19v power brick at all, this has been posted many times on other forums as many people in the Astro world use these mini PC’s, also in the BIOS there is a setting which will allow it to power up on its own as soon as the power is turned on, so no need to be by the PC when you start an imaging session….
I switched a few months ago to an Intel mini PC… :)
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Replied by Hy Murveit on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

@AstroNerd:

Yes, I also discovered the BIOS switch to boot on power-on. Got me worried at the start, but thank goodness for the internet.

Re 19v: Are you using a NUC10? I know other NUC versions are spec'd for 12-19v, but from what I've seen on CloudyNights, the NUC10 needs 19v.

Thanks,
Hy
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

@Hy,
ah, ok maybe I am wrong about the NUC 10 I have an older one myself…sorry…that’s a shame as it would have been much more simple for you….
Can I ask, do you still need a dummy HDMI or Display port dongle for it t run headless..??
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Replied by Hy Murveit on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

Yes, I needed to use the dummy HDMI plug.
Hy
Orion Atlas Pro, William Optics ZS105, Moonlight V2 focuser, GSO RC10 w/RSF focuser
ZWO ASI1600, Astronomik Filters, ST80, QHY 5L-IIm guidecam.
KStars/Ekos/Indi on NUC10 & RPi4 w/SSD -- Ubuntu
Projects: Terrain, Polar Align, Analyze, Linear Focuser, SEP MultiStar & GPG Guide, FITS autostretch.
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Replied by Thomas Mason on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

I made a similar switch to an Asus pn51 which is a ryzen based mini pc. It is setup with Ubuntu 20.04, a Samsung Evo Plus 1 TB SSD, and 64 GB ram. Same result, as expected it is much faster, e.g. downloads from my camera went from a couple of seconds to 0.4 sec. Also higher frame rate for firecapture for planetary imaging. Will still use the rPi for portable setup since it is smaller and less power hungry.

I have an HDMI dummy plug and got a cheap Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse and just leave the dongle plugged in so I can hookup a monitor via usb-c DisplayPort and work locally if I am doing polar alignment or planetary imaging.  Otherwise the monitor and keyboard/mouse sits in the shed and I work via vnc.
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Replied by nou on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

Hey I also use Asus PN50. Download time down from 2.7s to 0.2s. But isn't 64GB RAM overkill? Or are you doing planetary imaging and you need BIG buffer for that?
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Replied by Thomas Mason on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

I am running astropixelprocessor on the pn51 now - it has 8 cores/16 threads so it is more capable than my older imac. It can use a lot of memory - especially the new beta with star reducer.
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Replied by Giles on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

While talking NUCs - I've noticed that iOptron have released a number of mount versions with a 19V supply and NUC mounting point:

www.firstlightoptics.com/ioptron-mounts/...roc-tripod-case.html
 
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Replied by Peter Sütterlin on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

Interesting.  My PN40 is officially only speced for 19V, but I run it on 12V all the time, without issues.  After all there's nothing within such a computer that runs on 19V - that (most of the time) is only to guarantee a stable 12V when converted down.  So I'd just try it with 12V.  You might just need a strong enough PSU or large enough battery that doesn't drop below 12V, as an i7 might well need some power...
 
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD

Yes my power supply to mine is 13.7v actually not 12v…
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Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
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