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INDI Library v1.8.9 Released (01 Mar 2021)

INDI monthly update. In addition to driver improvements, major code refactoring is in progress by @pawel-soja to modernize and improve INDI aging code.

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Post your INDI Setup!

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Replied by CygnusX1 on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Very nice setup Ron! Thanks for sharing!
Regards,
Richard

Orion Atlas EQ-G | KSON 80mm Triplet Refractor | Orion SSAG | Lumicon 50mm Guide Scope | Canon EOS T6i | Stellarmate on RPI 3B+ | KSTARS on MacBook Air
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Replied by w0anm on topic Post your INDI Setup!

I love this setup.. "Observatory in a Box". I have the same idea and you executed it beautifully!
Cheers!
Chris
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

w0anm wrote: I love this setup.. "Observatory in a Box". I have the same idea and you executed it beautifully!
Cheers!
Chris


Thank you, there is still room for improvement on this design. I have many ideas but at the moment this one is there to stay for a while now.
Kstars Mac osx
Incoming soon:
Odroid C4 / Takahashi 130ED / CEM25p / QHY268M / and more...

old:
Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
Megrez72 / HEQ5 pro / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / Atik 314L+ / Gerd Neumann drawer
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Replied by Viktste on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Gonzothegreat wrote: Here's a short video of my remote observatory. I've put it back online yesterday.


That looks totally cool!
Do You have a build thread somewhere?
RPI 3 B+ with Stellarmate OS.
SW200P on HEQ5Pro, Canon 550D, ZWO ASI2120MC
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Viktste wrote:

Gonzothegreat wrote: Here's a short video of my remote observatory. I've put it back online yesterday.


That looks totally cool!
Do You have a build thread somewhere?


thanks.
I do not have a build thread for this particular version, if you are interested in the first one then you can head over to
stargazerslounge.com/topic/198091-a-remo...ed-pico-observatory/
Between the two, I learned a lot about wood working.
Kstars Mac osx
Incoming soon:
Odroid C4 / Takahashi 130ED / CEM25p / QHY268M / and more...

old:
Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
Megrez72 / HEQ5 pro / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / Atik 314L+ / Gerd Neumann drawer
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I live in southern germany and this is my backyard observatory located in my very small garden. It is surrounded by small houses and severe lightpollution. I have a small view from east to west, the north is covered from my house and the south from a neighbour. Clear nights are rare in germany, so I decided to place a EQ8 there so I can use nights beside weekends. The scope runs mostly unattended in the night. The mount and the tripod are out the year around covered with a grill cover. Scope and camera stay inside.
With the progress of INDI and CCDCiel I switched from Windows (ASCOM) to Linux (INDI) in 2018.

Current Equipment:
- 300/1200mm newton named CA300
- ZWO ASI183 camera with ASI 31mm filter wheel
- TS off-axis guider with ZWO ASI120
- Skywatcher EQ8 with tripod
- Motorfocus DIY Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro
- EQMOD EQDirect cable
- Adjustable LED-flatfieldbox (homemade)
- Tuxedo Infinity linux laptop

Current Software:
- Linux Mint 19
- INDIlib (EQMOD, ASI Driver, ASI Filterwheel Driver , Moonlite Driver)
- INDIStarter, PHD-Guiding, SkyCharts, CCDCiel

my on demand "Observatory"


CA300 on EQ8 Mount

I managed it to have only one power cable (12V) and one USB-cable to the scope. The white box screwed to the mount distributes power.


The flatfield-box consists of led stripes and a pvc difusor. It is adjustable.
On top there is a 7-Port USB3.0 Hub. The small white box below contains the electronics of the motofocus and distributes power for the scopes diagonal heater and the ASI 183.
Thomas Jäger
www.starhopper.eu
Linux Mint19.2
300/1200mm, 200/1000mm & 200/618mm Newton, Esprit 100/550mm, C 9.25"
SBIG STL11000M C2, Moravian G2-8300, ZWO ASI183MM-C and ASI2600
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Replied by werper on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Here's mine:

iOptron iEQ45 pro
Celestron f4.9 C8-N
Canon T3i - stock
Astromania 60 guide scope
QHY5-II-M guide cam
Running two Raspberry PI's with Stellarmate distributed for guide cam & mount, and main camera, over a dedicated WIFI network, with Kstars/Ekos on a Win 7 laptop.

TPO 8" Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph
Moonlite CS focuser with Motor Drive
RoboFocus Auto Focuser
iOptron iEQ45 Pro Mount on Tripier
Stellarrmate OS RPi 4, 4GB
ZWO ASI533MC Pro Main Camera
Meoptex Off Axis Guider
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guide Camera
Polemaster Polar Alignment Camera
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Replied by rdricks on topic Post your INDI Setup!

Here's my current setup, out for it's maiden voyage. First picture included.

Skywatcher NEQ6-R Pro
Canon 1DX, assorted lenses
Astromania 60mm guide scope
ZWO ASI120mm-S guide camera
StellarMate running on Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3D printed enclosure



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Replied by starman345 on topic Post your INDI Setup!

What lens is attached to the Canon camera in the pictures? Lovely image too!
-Brian

NanoPC-T4 - Armbian focal
iOptron CEM25P mount
Photoline 80mm triplet refractor
ZWO ASI294MC Pro Imaging camera
ZWO ASI290MM mini Guide camera
ZWO ASI EAF focuser

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Replied by rdricks on topic Post your INDI Setup!

The lens is a 100-400 f/4-5.6 II, great lens. I have a 500 f/4 I am going to to, but I wanted to make sure I had everything dialed in before using that one.
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Replied by jpaana on topic Post your INDI Setup!

My remote observatory usually looks like this during the season :)


After two seasons with HEQ5 I recently upgraded the mount to EQ8.


All equiment on the scope is connected to the Rigrunner and Startech 7-port USB3 hub, so there are only two cables coming off. Too bad EQ8 doesn't have internal cable routing, but this hasn't been an issue. Normally there would be Atik 383L+ hanging there, but I changed it to ASI178MC for planetary/lunar imaging for the summer.


Running the show is an UDOO X86 Ultra SBC with Ubuntu 19.04 in the grey box. Recently I also bought the Aviosys IP-Power switch, used relay on the ScopeDome controller before, but it had some issues with very cold weather.
Remote observatory running Ubuntu 20.10 x64 with ScopeDome 2M, Skywatcher EQ8, TS 8" RC, Atik 383L+, ASI178MC, ASI120MM-S, SX Lodestar X2, SX USB wheel with OAG, ZWO EAF, Gemini SnapCap, USB_DewPoint, KomaHub
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Replied by Gonzothegreat on topic Post your INDI Setup!

I have made some updates to my remote observatory, I swapped the two linear actuators for a single one.
The new one has twice the lifting force (from 75KG to 150KG), it is longer and the most important part is that it is way quieter, a difference of 8 db from a full opening ~ closing session. Now you need to pay attention to the lid actually opening as you can barely hear it.
I might add again a second one, to make it even quieter, to average out the load...







Kstars Mac osx
Incoming soon:
Odroid C4 / Takahashi 130ED / CEM25p / QHY268M / and more...

old:
Odroid C1 running indiserver (kept up-to-date with apt-get update/upgrade)
Megrez72 / HEQ5 pro / QHY5L-II-M (OAG) / Atik 314L+ / Gerd Neumann drawer
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