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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

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Superb review showing the massive differences between the rpi3b+ and the new 4b....and there is a very big difference

Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85, FS60cb & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
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The Pi3b ran with around half an amp (but could draw more if it is running other devices). Does this Pi really draw about 3 amps or more? Or is that just what it needs for the devices? That could be a big drawback for imaging in the field.
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I guess it´s the 2xUSB 3.0 ports. Each one must be able to supply 900mA
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yes, but do they constantly draw that power, or is it just if you have devices plugged into them?
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they won’t draw power with nothing plugged into them...that is t how it works, but I use a 12v to 5v 4 amp converter so no worries here, mind you I have monitored my rpi3b+ with all ports used and it’s never drawn more than 1.5 amps, but I have all power Hungary devices plugged into a powered hub, namely my Pegasus UPB..
With my SX USB 2.0 CCD Cameras I have no use for USB 3.0, ATM anyway.. :)
Stellarmate OS on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro, on steel pier
Takahashi FSQ85, FS60cb & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar x2 Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub V2 for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on all scopes
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Very, VERY interested in learning if and how well Stellarmate OS and Kstars/Ekos runs with the new PI 4. This is exactly the upgrade I've been waiting for - REALLY hope SM OS plays well with it. Also would be HUGE if we could now run Ekos smoothly on the PI instead of remotely - man would that be great!

...Eagerly awaiting news and reviews!
TPO 8" Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph
Moonlite CS focuser with Motor Drive
RoboFocus Auto Focuser
iOptron iEQ45 Pro Mount on Tripier
Stellarrmate OS RPi 4, 4GB
ZWO ASI533MC Pro Main Camera
Meoptex Off Axis Guider
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guide Camera
Polemaster Polar Alignment Camera
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Replied by Andrew on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

I have been waiting for this upgrade for so long. But I'm still leaning towards the more powerful, yet pricier Odroid-N2. Decisions, decisions.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Waveshare Stepper Motor Board - DIY Focuser
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Looks like all the US distributors are out of stock on the 4GB version for at least a month. That being said, the RPi3 only had 1GB of RAM and still ran Ekos. The 2GB version should be sufficient for Stellarmate...
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RPI3 runs Ekos+PHD2 just fine. Only platesolving takes some time, especially with long focal length telescopes.
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Replied by Craig on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

In the near future Jasem does this mean:

a) new StellarMate's will be based on the Pi4 in the near future
OR
b) I can buy a Pi4 and then buy the StellarMate firmware for it

Thanks, Craig
Skywatcher EQ6R / EdgeHD 8" / ZWO 1600MC / 2600MC / ZWO 290mm / 120MM-S / StellarMate
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Give Jasem a break the RPI4 was only announced officially yesterday and he hasn't got one yet to see what problems they are , if any. Just saying :-)
RPI3 Ubuntu 16.04 / AMD desktop Kstars under Ubuntu 16.04 Mounts :azeq6 ,SWAZGoTo

RPI3 Fedora testing out on AMD desktop Fedpra 28 - running kstars 2.9.4 , Indilib 1.7.4 ?????
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Replied by giorgio on topic New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

Fantastic news!

I wasn't expecting a Pi 4 until next year. This new version will give performance to an already solid INDI/Ekos implementation on ARM and an even more enjoyable IoT solution for Astrophotography. I expect INDI/EKOS eventually to support planetary and solar imaging at some point.
Other interesting projects might now become a reality like for instance automated meteorite detection/mapping from an all sky camera... The sky is the limit!

Giorgio
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