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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

3 months 3 weeks ago 2 months 3 weeks ago by werper.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40469
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!

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iOptron iEQ45 Pro
Sterrmate OS (beta) RPi 4, 4GB
Canon T3i DSLR - Primary Cam
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guide Cam
Astromania 60 Guide Scope
Polemaster Polar Alignment Cam
Robofocus Auto Focuser
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3 months 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40473
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 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40475
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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3 months 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40478
RPI3 runs Ekos+PHD2 just fine. Only platesolving takes some time, especially with long focal length telescopes.

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40479
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

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40483
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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3 months 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40485
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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3 months 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40522
Well as expected SM or Ubuntu for that matter does NOT work on the new rpi4
So will need to wait for the guys at Ubuntu to get on board and help with this, it’s not at all just down to Jasem....but I am sure time permitting he will do his bit.. :)

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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3 months 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40538

giorgio_ne wrote: 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


You'd be far better served using a metal detector to find meteorites than a telescope with Stellarmate. ;) Meteors are inbound and have not YET, but are about to hit Earth. Meteorites are the remnants of a meteor AFTER it hits Earth. Perhaps you meant asteroids - rocks in an orbit within our solar system?

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iOptron iEQ45 Pro
Sterrmate OS (beta) RPi 4, 4GB
Canon T3i DSLR - Primary Cam
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guide Cam
Astromania 60 Guide Scope
Polemaster Polar Alignment Cam
Robofocus Auto Focuser

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3 months 2 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40582
Fair point.

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3 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40887
I have decided to join the Raspberry Pi 4 club after all and have a 4GB model on the way.
I chose not to get the Odroid-N2 due to a few reasons.
1. Wide community adoption will have better long term support. *This was the determining factor.
2. It looks like it will have ample processing power
3. Better price.
4. Ubuntu MATE for RPi4 is officially in development

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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3 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40896

Ihoujin wrote: I have decided to join the Raspberry Pi 4 club after all and have a 4GB model on the way.
I chose not to get the Odroid-N2 due to a few reasons.
1. Wide community adoption will have better long term support. *This was the determining factor.
2. It looks like it will have ample processing power
3. Better price.
4. Ubuntu MATE for RPi4 is officially in development


Can I ask, where you have seen that Ubuntu Mate for the rpi4 is officially in development, as I don’t think so...!!?

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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