Thanks for the feedback from everyone. I will definitely try both ways, but I am leaning toward running running the pi as an INDI server. Since I have to luxury of being able to make hardwired connections (at least in my home setup) I will try to take advantage. Sorted out some astrometry.net issues yesterday and now I just need some clear skies to start collecting some real photons.
I've recently retired and one of my big retirement projects is to get my astronomy equipment back into service and taking data. I'm almost exclusively interested in photometry of eclipsing binaries and exoplanet transits. In the past I have done sessions entirely manually and I am quite excited to take advantage of all the planning/execution features in KStars/Ekos. I have a Raspberry pi that I plan to use as the main controller, but I have a question: what are the considerations in choosing to use the pi as a Indi server and running KStars on the laptop vs running everything on the pi and using the laptop as a remote display? I had assumed that the less the pi has to do the better, but does that actually hold true?
I have a GPS dongle and want to set the time and location from it. If you are running Indi server on the pi and KStars on the laptop which computer should the dongle be on?
Thanks for any help,
Birthdate30. 05. 1955
About meI'm a PhD computational chemist gearing up to make astronomy my major retirement hobby. I'm mainly interested in photometry; light curves for exoplanets and eclipsing binaries. I've done a lot of computer work and I hope to work my way up to making useful contributions to the programming efforts.