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INDI Library v1.9.6 Released (21 May 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Newbie question: What is the best (stable/reliable) platform for running ekos/kstars?

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I fitted an RTC module into a Flirc case without any problem. 
Skywatcher ED72/130PDS
EQ5 driven by Astrogadget EQ Star Pro
Canon EOS100D astromodified
Svbony mini guidescope and ZWASI 12 MM-S
TP link Powered USB Hub
Rpi 4b 4gb.
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Hi

- We use old Dells too. Mainly i3s. Unless you're going to do processing, the amount of memory doesn't seem to make much difference.
- Not sure about the 24-105 for AP, but there are some excellent old fixed focal length lenses from Takumar and Zeiss available on Ebay for under €100 and adapters eos to m42 abundant on AliExpress for next to nothing. Focus once at the start of the session and forget.
- The t7m needs this firmware:
drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eXBCN06U...5QRw9zSO?usp=sharing
Be sure to start the driver in 8-bit.

Cheers and HTH
kubuntu 20.04
700d, eq6, t7m
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I used a RPI 4 with 8gb and both Astroberry and StellarMate for awhile. I now use a Mac Mini 2018 model. It has 4 TB ports and 2 USB and HDMI if you wish but I use RealVNC. It has great WiFi and I use a 4TB M2 pcie drive for images. I have run Ubuntu under Parallels on it too but running native on the Mini is easier. It is much faster than the RPI but cost $499 new when I got it in July.

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Do you use the t7m with a Dell and Linux? And it works?\
I've put that 120mm-compatible on it, but still get the resets. Not sure about starting it in 8-bit... will check that later.
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How can I start the zwo in 8bit? Cannot find any info on it.
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8 bit can be selected from the Indi control panel -> zwo120mm (Or asi120mm, sorry not by an indi box ATM)
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kubuntu 20.04
700d, eq6, t7m
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Update: It seems that it works on the Pi but not on the Dell Laptop. On the laptop it does takes pics, but the image is not correct (like several images out-of-sync in the same image). So far, on the Pi it seems to work well. Took about 300 pics without any problems. Lets see...
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You must use a usb 2 port and have no hub.
kubuntu 20.04
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I tried with the Pi on the USB2 port and with the Pi on the USB3 port with a USB3 hub, powered. It seems to work in both ways. On the laptop, with the hub and on a usb3 port it does not work.
Do I need to use a powered hub to use this with the Pi?
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I found the same issue with the GPS dongle not getting a fix due to local electrical noise from the Pi or Beelink PC.
To solve it I just added a 5m USB extension and at 5m away the GPS fix is near instant.
WO ZS61 II, ASI183MC Pro, ZWO 120MM-S Guider, ZWO EAF, HEQ5 Pro, INDI/EKOS on Ubuntu 20.04
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Do I need to use a powered hub to use this with the Pi?

It is my experience that one must use a powered USB hub with a Raspberry Pi. The Pi simply can't supply enough power over the USB ports to power cameras, filter wheel, and WiFi dongle (internal WiFi on Pi sucks). But this is simply a power issue. Nothing to do with compatibility.
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