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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

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

For New Users: What is INDI, Kstars/Ekos and Why Do You Want or Need This?

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Thank you, I did indeed write this well before the Rpi4 was released.

Running Kstars/Ekos on a client machine (pc or Mac) is the preferred, best performance way. INDI server is pretty light weight, an Rpi 4 can easily handle it, in fact the Rpi4 can run Kstar/Ekos "decently" at the same time too, but running Kstar/Ekos on a client PC GREATLY improves performance. Personally, for best reliability and performance, I've found the best is to run only iINDI server on the Rpi and network Rpi4 via Gigabit Ethernet to a WiFi router at the scope, then go WiFi to the router from a laptop. I've had ZERO drops doing this and 18MB image downloads (from an ASI533MC Pro) consistently in under two seconds.

I had ZERO Linux experience and I found it easy. But I am a PC geek and very computer literate. YMMV.

Ekos IS VERY full-featured and therefore rather complex - a lot to learn. There's just no getting around that.
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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Jabian, this is NOT a professional forum. Please lower your standards accordingly. If one is expected to "maintain" a post - and a typical person online posts hundreds and even thousands of posts per year - no one would ever post anything. I am NOT a contributor to Stellarmate in ANY way, just a user and sometimes (when it works) fan, I thought that was obvious. That said, I'm am once again experimenting with Stellarmate (on an RPi4) after leaving for nearly a year while experimenting with N.I.N.A. - I've yet to find the perfect piece of software - surely the Achilles heal of this hobby!! SM has many features I prefer over other systems, yet in the end, stability was always a major problem for me. I'm hoping the latest version is improved in that department. Time permitting, I will see if I can update the post a bit with my latest observations using Stellarmate 1.5.3.
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
Last edit: 2 years 3 months ago by Tom Bardenwerper.
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For anyone interested, I just updated the article, hopefully clarifying several things, adding my most recent experiences/observations and tips - especially with networking and reliability. I hope some will find it helpful!
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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