There was some recent commits to the INDI 3rd party github that appear to allow for both usb and wifi connections to the 2i, not sure if that has made it into StellarMate yet.
Here is what I have :
Raspberry Pi4 with StellarMate OS
SA 2i connected via USB-A to mini USB-B ( not into the ST4 jack )
ASI120mm mini connected via USB-A to USB-C
I then use the EQMOD driver with a baud rate of 115200 . Guide commands are sent via the EQMOD driver. I can guide, dither, do RA GoTos, manually move the mount in RA, and also Park and unpark the mount ( return to vertical position ). I did have some issues with plate solving because the mount returns a DEC of 0.0 always, and this confuses some aspects of EKOS.
You cannot use the SA specific profile that derives from the AltAz base profile, this does not work.
There, however, should now ( or soon ) be two new StarAdventurer specific profiles included with the EQMOD driver that are called USB and WIFI that preset the baud rate and set up the wifi connection, and those are probably preferred going forward.
Here I am with my first post. I recently bought a Raspi 4 and installed Astroberry on it. Took me some time to get it running with Star Adventurer 2i, Zwo Asi 120mm mini Camera and Svbony 165 Guidescope, as well as 2 Canon DSLR.
I first set up a profile with Zwo, Canon DSLR Driver and Simulator for the Mount. Now I tested the Star Adventurer 2i USB Driver and it works. I don't get to work the Star Adventurer 2i WiFi Driver. On which position do I have to set the wheel on star adventurer? Sidereal oder App? I set the Wifi Settings of the mount to my home network in App mode. Astroberry is also connecting to my home network. Is that the right setup? Any other hints?
Thanks in advance for any help.
The new StarAdventurer Wifi profile works fine even for my StarAdventurer Mini. So first of all, many thanks for that. This might really improve my portable setup.
However, I am struggeling with the alignment/polar alignment module, as I can not manually set the RA or DEC (DEC is always 0.0) position of the mount. This confuses EKOS and plate solving always fails.
I know radon199 mentioned the same problem and it would be great to know if someone already figured out how this can be solved or handled.
Figured out how to manually set the Telescope Coordinates:
1) Set "Main Control > On Set = Sync" and "Sync > Sync. Mode = Standard Sync" in the INDI Control Panel
2) Set the Current Coordinates in the Mount Control and Sync (Tracking must be turned on) in EKOS
Still need to figure out if this solves the platesolving issues tonight.
For the record, this post is about the original Star Adventurer and the 2i variant.
To reiterate the support. I have been using the 2i variant with both the EQMod driver, and the new specific 2i driver ( which only handles connection via wifi or usb ), for a number of months now. I am able to perform most of the actions that you can do with a EQMod mount ( only in RA ) such as GoTo, Manual slew, dithering, turning tracking on and off, controlling the tracking rate, and parking the mount. I use it in APP mode with a USB connection.
As of this post date, I do not think the GTi is out in any market, as it was only announced a couple days ago. I know some reviewers have received production examples, but that doesn't mean that it is out in the wild.
I suspect however, given that the GTi works with the SyncScan app, that it will more then likely work out of the box with the EQMod driver and INDI. I know of at least one reviewer which had no issues using EQMod with ASCOM, so I suspect it will be a similar story as it responds to the same USB commands.
I have been trying to setup my Star Adventurer Mini using Star Adventurer USB Indi drivers with little success. Im using the lastest Astroberry. I can confirm that EQMod once the baud rate has been set correctly will initialise with the SAM, but any controls such as tracking, slew, etc simply fail. Has something changed? it seems that these drivers are no longer working with the SAM at least.