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INDI Library v1.9.0 Released (23 Apr 2021)

Major INDI Library release v1.9.0 bring significant internal changes championed by @pawel-soja to modernize core INDI Library drivers and clients. New drivers for DeepSkyDad Flat Panel & Pegasus devices plus further improvements to PCM8 drivers.

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Replied by Gilles Gagnon on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Vey nice remote observatory! Wondering what you use as outside panels. They seem light and water resistant with the added bonus of not requiring painting.

Thanks.
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!


Thanks, I use some aluminium composite material panels for the box, the frame is wood.
All panels can be removed with strict minimum effort.
Kstars Mac osx
Odroid C4 / WO Redcat51 / CEM25p / ZWO183MM / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / ZWO mini FW
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Replied by Rishi Garrod on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Here is my setup.







Looks a bit messy still but I now only have to attach a single 12V power supply (Battery or mains).

Raspberry Pi running Indi connects to a dedicated Wifi router. Kstars / EKOS running on an old Macbook Air.
Pegasus personal powerbox. Provides all the power and the power/logic for the dew strips.
USB 3 powered hub.
The 2 BECs provide 5 V for the USB hub and the Pi.
Scope is a SkyWatcher Esprit 100.
Focusser is a PrimaLuce Senso Sesto.
Guide scope is the converted finder scope from my 8" dob.
You cannot see it on the pictures but I also have an iPolar (best non essential piece of kit I have bought).
All supported by a belt modified HEQ5.
Camera is a non modified EOS 6D and I am currently using a STC Dual narrowband filter (Ha and OIII).

It did take a while to get everything working reliably but now it only takes me about 15 minutes to get everything ready to take the first image.
WO ZS 61
Esprit 100
Skyliner 200p
Edgehd 8 with Celestron OAG
Stellarmate on RPi 4
iOptron GEM45
294 mc pro
224 planetary cam
174 guide cam
Powerbox Ultimate
Sesto Senso focusser
Arduino focusser
QHY5II-Mono guide camera
EOS6D - not modified

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Replied by Chris Alberts on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Hoi

Below my setup from Amstelveen, the netherlands, With the airport Schiphol almost in the garden.

An 25F4 Newton on iOptron CEM60
Camera Mod 40D
Lodestar as guide camera
OnFocus Stepper

Using Raspberry PI3B with Ubuntu mate on it not only Kstar/indi but also
PoleMaster software and qDslrDashboardServer

Attached one image made this weekend.


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Replied by Rishi Garrod on topic Post your INDI Setup!

I am also under the smoke of Schiphol in Roelofarendsveen and I have also been imaging the Veil Nebula.

Here is my current effort. Still needs a lot of work but I am fairly pleased with the data.



Still waiting for the field flattner. According to Robtics they are available again so I hope I will have it soon.
WO ZS 61
Esprit 100
Skyliner 200p
Edgehd 8 with Celestron OAG
Stellarmate on RPi 4
iOptron GEM45
294 mc pro
224 planetary cam
174 guide cam
Powerbox Ultimate
Sesto Senso focusser
Arduino focusser
QHY5II-Mono guide camera
EOS6D - not modified

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Replied by Gilles Gagnon on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Here is a photograph of my Indi setup. It consists of:

An OnStep modified Astro-Physics AP400 mount;
An ODROID N2 computer running Ubuntu, KStars, EKOS and Indi server;
A RPI running as a hotspot;
A ZWO ASI1600 camera and Zagyl filter wheel;
A Pegasus Astro DFMC focuser and Power Box;
All this on a home made telescope cart (missing a wheel :-) ) that will allow me to roll it out of the garage and get ready for observing/astrophoto within minutes.

The OnStep controller is the grey box mounted on a small plexiglass sheet, attached to the tripod leg. The cart design was an adaptation of one, presented by the BBC Sky at Night Magazine (www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/build-...ing-telescope-dolly/).

Enjoy!

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My latest setup:

I have a few scopes I swap out depending on my imaging target, but here's what's in the photos below:

AT6RC Telescope with CCDT67 telecompressor at around 914mm focal length.
Moonlite focuser with stepper motor
Orion 60mm Guide Scope
Celestron CGX Mount
Pegasus Ultimate Powerbox V2
RPi4 4GB with aluminum case containing fan and heatsinks
ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro, ZWO Filter Wheel with Astrodon Filters
ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide camera

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Replied by max sidorov on topic Post your INDI Setup!

My setup. Puny AZ-GTi (but I like it very much) in EQ mode.
UPD: added a second 6Ah battery to feed ZWO cameras separately from RPI.

Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
AT72EDII, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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Before I go through my setup, I just wanna say wow, some of the stuff on here is amazing. Well done everyone!!

This is what I have:

- RPI3B+
- Losmandy G11
- Stellarvue 80mm F/6 APO
- Atik 383L+
- QHY5II with Orion 50mm guiding scope
- Pegasus focuser
- Flip-Flat
- QHY Polemaster
- Pegasus Ultimate powerbox to juice everything up :)

I know it's a lot and I know I really need to control the rat's nest of cables. With this I'm able to completely take all my light flats and darks from indoors. I setup the scheduler before it gets too dark, and watch it for a bit to make sure nothing funny happens. I the morning I check the logs then go upstairs to cover everything up. Now if we can get a couple of clear nights.... :-D
Software:
MacOS 10.15.6
Kstars 3.5.0
Indi library 1.8.6

Equipment:
- RPI3B+
- Losmandy G11
- Stellarvue 80mm F/6 APO
- Atik 383L+
- QHY5II with Orion 50mm guiding scope
- Pegasus focuser
- Flip-Flat
- QHY Polemaster
- Pegasus Ultimate powerbox

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Replied by Denis on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Hi there :)

My current setup is:

- Mount: iOptron CEM25P on 2-inch tripod
- OTA: Orion ST120, f/5
- Guide scope: Orion mini 50mm
- Imaging camera: ZWO ASI385MC (colour) + ZWO IR-CUT filter + Celestron UHC/LPR Filter
- Gude camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini (mono)
- Auto-focuser: ZWO EAF
- INDI: Raspberry PI 3b with INDI-server and INDI server manager, over wi-fi
- Imaging software: KStars/Ekos
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Hi all, just thought I’d share my latest creation to further simplify the number of components in my setup.

So, my current rig requires 3 devices for my imaging session.

1. A computer to run kstars/ekos (I currently use the Asus tinker board)
2. A powered USB hub (because my USB3 cameras suck too much power and the Tinker box would not run them without additional power)
3. Astroberry focuser (running in server mode with a Raspberry Pi 0W) which connects to Asus tinker board via indiserver) to focus.

My mount connects to the Asus Tinker Board via Wifi. Eventhing is controller by remote desk topping.

My latest creation is the "ultimate" single box device which uses the current Raspberry Pi 4 (4G version) computer. It eliminates the Astroberry focuser running in server mode and the powered USB hub. Everything is inside a HighPi Rapsberry Pi 4 enclosure (see raspberry.piaustralia.com.au/products/hi...ry-pi-4-model-b-case).

I also installed a cooling fan and heat sinks to keep everything cool. Under full load I'm only seeing temperature of 59 degree C with ambient temp of about 26 degree C.

I have all the wiring for the Astroberry focuser which runs a DRV8825 motor controller connected to the Rpi4 GPIO. I also fitted a 12VDC to 5VDC 5Amp buck converter inside, which powers both the Rpi4 (i soldered the power supply directly to the RPi4 board, do this at your own risk!! see picture) and the Astroberry focuser.

I connect my Astroberry focuser to the motor using RJ12 plug.

And that's it. Everything runs beautifully and I reckon this is the ultimate mobile rig.

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100mm refractor
ZWO ASI 071 imaging camera
ZWO ASI 120MC on 50mm guidescope
HEQ5 Pro mount
Raspberry Pi 4 running indi
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And here is the completed build, nice and neat. And it works
100mm refractor
ZWO ASI 071 imaging camera
ZWO ASI 120MC on 50mm guidescope
HEQ5 Pro mount
Raspberry Pi 4 running indi
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