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INDI Library v1.8.0 is Released (27 Jul 2019)

INDI Library v1.8.0 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Post your INDI Setup!

Post your INDI Setup! was created by knro

So while the details can be found in Ikarus Observatory site, I'll kick start this thread with my setup:



Odroid XU4 / RPI2 along with gigabit switch, remotely controlled power and digital relay.



1. Orion EON 120mm on HEQ5,
2. QSI 583wst CCD
3. Starlight Xpress Lodestar
4. MoonLite Focuser
5. FlipFlat



Davis Instruments Pro Weather Station



Blurry image of opened roof. The roll-off roof is completely automated from Ekos.
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Replied by Hamza on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Jasem

I couldn't help but notice the dragging cable hanging from the back of your scope, this surely introduces some oscillation. i shall share some picture of my setup to compliment this thread.

P.S: i use Velcro wraps every six inches or so to keep everything tight and not hanging off of the focuser.
www.walmart.com/ip/VELCRO-175617-Reclosa...15-G9504467/44959348
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C11, & gear.


Observatory building




Roll off roof controller and electric hoist controller


Electric hoist modifications to plug into the controller


The arduino + 30A relay based roof controller


Home made arduino + stepper based IP focuser controller box


Home made IP focuser stepper motor and attachment (very home-made but works)
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Replied by bmorrelltx on topic Post your INDI Setup!

C8 with Moonlite focuser, Perfect Star focus controler, mounted on a EQ8, guided with QHY5l on a William Optics 71, and a QHY8Pro imager using a CLS filter. The whole thing is controled by a x86 mini computer running Ubuntu mate under the USB hub. Everything runs off of 12vdc. Roll off roof.... Weakest link in the chain is me.
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Replied by max on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Here is my INDI setup.



1.QHY11 + Canon 200mm / F2.8
2.QHY5L2M + 100mm / F3.5
3.home made mount and controller which work with EQMOD
4.home made Canon lens focuser which integrated into mount controller
5.tiny computer which run TinyAstro system, kstars and indi are all inside

all I need is connect power cable and control the whole system with a tablet or smart phone

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main system


canon lens focuser
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Here's my setup:





It's located in Germany and controlled from HQ here in the UK.
HEq5 pro, Odroid-C1, Atik 314L+ and Atik Titan, Megrez 72.

and yes over there it can snow a bit over night...
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HEQ5 pro / QHY5 / Atik 314L+
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Replied by jonkjon on topic Post your INDI Setup!

@ Gonzothegreat: This is really unique! I love the concept. Do you have any sort of problems with condensation etc. or do you have some sort of climate control? Thanks for sharing this.....

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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

In the pictures posted, I had not installed the ventilation. It is now in the bottom corner where the dust pan is.
I have a solar fan at the top (sucks out the air), and with the bottom corner drilled and protected by a vent grill outside and fine mesh inside, the air flow is sufficient to keep moisture out of the box. So far, no issues what-so-ever with condensation within the box, it has been out there since 23 Aug 2014 (only go the telescope in the box a month ago....) and has been dry since (minus one incident).

There was last year a nasty storm and due to a flaw in my lid design some water managed to get in. At this point, no mount or electronic was installed.
I wanted to have the box out there for 1 year at least to make sure it was good. A quick re-think and re-build of the lid solved that rain issue.

The key to fight condensation is a good air flow, do not try to get your observatory all air tight. You must have an air flow.
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Replied by pauledd on topic Post your INDI Setup!

@ Gonzothegreat: very nice built! Would it be possible to show a bit more inside the box? How did you fix your mount to the ground? In the distant future I really would like to build a box simmilar to yours because my mount is also outside but just covered with a plastic tarpaulin.
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

pauledd wrote: @ Gonzothegreat: very nice built! Would it be possible to show a bit more inside the box? How did you fix your mount to the ground? In the distant future I really would like to build a box simmilar to yours because my mount is also outside but just covered with a plastic tarpaulin.


Hello Paul,

You can find most of my build pictures in the following link:
www.thefroginator.co.uk/misc/index.php?album=Astro/nano-Obs/
Hope this will help, let me know if you need more info.

At the moment, the observatory is dormant as there is no point in summer to do any astrophotography. Waiting for September for the darkness to come back.


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in this picture, the mount and is on the pier. In the finished obs, the pier is nailed to the floor (after the first alignment).
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Replied by supernov on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Do you have some specs of motors to control the lid and INDI drivers you used? I'd love to built a similar rig myself.
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

I'm using two 'linear actuators' from gimsonrobotics.co.uk/ the GLA750.
There is an Odroid C1, relay board.
And as for the drivers, my own github.com/Trigger-broom-289/indi-gonzo-box
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