The INDI 10Micron driver is included with libindi v1.3+. For Ubuntu it is recommended to install the latest development version:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indi-full
This driver supports the 10 Micron HPS and QCI models. All basic LX200 functions as well as some 10 Micron extensions are supported like goto, park, pier side, ultra precision and pressure and temperature for the refraction model . The driver connects to the mount via ethernet. New features will still be added to the driver over time.
Current features are:
- Goto/Slew at 10 Micron Ultra Precision Mode
- Sidereal, lunar, solar and custom trackrates
- Pier side
- Pulse guiding
For connecting to the mount Serial and Network (Ethernet and WIFI) connections are supported. Ethernet is recommended for reliability and it frees up the serial port for an optional GPS receiver. For a Network connection the Address can be an IP address or a DNS name. The mount listens to ports 3490 and 3492, either works. For Network the connection type needs to be TCP.
First Time Connection and Options
When running the driver for the first time, go to the Connection tab and select the desired connection mode and depending on that choice the serial port or the network address (IP address or DNS name) and network port to connect to. After making changes in the Connections tab, go to Options tab and save the Configuration settings.
Next set the telescope's aperture and focal length in the Options tab.
The Alignment tab can be used to manually create pointing models. While this works it it very tedious and a much faster and better approach is to use MountWizzard v3 together with either the online Nova Astrometry.net for plate solving, or a local installation of Astrometry.net together with Astrometry.net API Lite.
The Motion Control tab should not be used.
The Site Management tab allows you to manually set the time and location of the mount. Time is better set automatically by either a GPS unit that is connected to the mount, or by the computer running the INDI server if it has some sort of network time synchronization. Location is also best set automatically by a GPS unit that is connected to the mount, or a GPS unit that is connected to the INDI.
The Guide tab allows for very simple manual guide commands.
The Product tab lists mount specifics like the Product Name, Control Box type and Firmware version and release date.
There are no known bugs for this driver. If you find a bug, please report it at INDI's bug tracking system at GitHub.