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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42882
But most would NEVER use a working set up to "try" something out - learn't that a long time ago on any computer system. :-)

At least you had a back up. :-)

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2 months 1 week ago 2 months 1 week ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42899
Raspberry Pi 4 going into service to control my second mount and refractor setup
4 ARM cores running at 1.5GHz with 4Gb of RAM

Mounted in a Flirc enclosure and running ekos/kstars on Ubuntu
The Flirc is perfroming well, keeping Raspberry Pi temps down in the lower 40s (celsius) during the early hours

Also in the photo, a DIY RA/DEC motor controller (AstroEQ) can be seen

I’m slowly getting my head around ekos/kstars/indi

Currently trawling through the indi C# example source code to see how I might remotely connect to indi devices from an external imaging application

My initial thoughts are to see if I can write some code to establish connectivity and remotely display the output from my DIY Arduino weather conditions device
Will have to see how this goes

#workinprogress
#needclearskies
#cablemanagementnightmare
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2 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42901
That's pretty awesome! Please keep us updated with your progress.

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2 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42904

Acapulco Rolf wrote: Raspberry Pi 4 going into service to control my second mount and refractor setup
4 ARM cores running at 1.5GHz with 4Gb of RAM

Mounted in a Flirc enclosure and running ekos/kstars on Ubuntu
The Flirc is perfroming well, keeping Raspberry Pi temps down in the lower 40s (celsius) during the early hours

Also in the photo, a DIY RA/DEC motor controller (AstroEQ) can be seen

I’m slowly getting my head around ekos/kstars/indi

Currently trawling through the indi C# example source code to see how I might remotely connect to indi devices from an external imaging application

My initial thoughts are to see if I can write some code to establish connectivity and remotely display the output from my DIY Arduino weather conditions device
Will have to see how this goes

#workinprogress
#needclearskies
#cablemanagementnightmare


Not quite sure what you mean, as many of us control INdI equipment connected to rpi4 from a separate PC with Kstars running, wirelessly over a network, or am I missing something here...are you trying to do something Else..

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2 months 1 week ago 2 months 1 week ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42909
I’m using separate open source C# application for imaging and sequencing called N.I.N.A.

The application currently supports connectivity to devices via ASCOM only at this stage.

I’m looking to write the interfacing methods in the N.I.N.A. application to connect to indi devices

I’ve seen the indi C# source code examples for how to do this in principle.

I’ll see how I get on
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2 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42927

AstroNerd wrote:

avarakin wrote: If anyone is tired of using Mate, RPi4 runs KDE very nicely. I have 2GB model and still have 1GB free while Ekos and PHD are running.


Hi,
Sorry to be dumb.... but do you mean KDE desktop as opposed to Mate desktop environment...
And is that the same as using Kubuntu, as I do on my laptop....
If so, do you have some install instructions as I would like to try as I love Kubuntu...


I installed minimalistic KDE:
sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop
I also had to install lightdm greeter because for some reason lighdm was not showing menu for selecting desktop environment:
sudo apt install lightdm-gtk-greeter

I am running RPI4 based setup 4th imaging session and so far it is very stable, no crashes.
My setup is based on Ubuntu 18.04 Server with transplanted firmware from Raspbian.

Alex

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2 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42934

avarakin wrote:

AstroNerd wrote:

avarakin wrote: If anyone is tired of using Mate, RPi4 runs KDE very nicely. I have 2GB model and still have 1GB free while Ekos and PHD are running.


Hi,
Sorry to be dumb.... but do you mean KDE desktop as opposed to Mate desktop environment...
And is that the same as using Kubuntu, as I do on my laptop....
If so, do you have some install instructions as I would like to try as I love Kubuntu...


I installed minimalistic KDE:
sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop
I also had to install lightdm greeter because for some reason lighdm was not showing menu for selecting desktop environment:
sudo apt install lightdm-gtk-greeter

I am running RPI4 based setup 4th imaging session and so far it is very stable, no crashes.
My setup is based on Ubuntu 18.04 Server with transplanted firmware from Raspbian.

Alex


I tried installing, and at the end, after reboot the mouse cursor came up with a black screen...so could not use
but during install I chose SDDM but had the option of that and LightDM display manager, should I have picked that second one..?

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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2 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #42972
@Astronerd
SDDM did not work for me but for a different reason - x11vnc was not starting and I was not able to connect to session remotely, so I just switched to LightDM.
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1 month 4 weeks ago 1 month 4 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43442
Just wanted to chime back in with an update on the Raspbeery Pi 4 ekos/kstars/indi experience so far

Currently running StellarMateOS_1.4.3_rpi4
Have downloaded the new beta (StellarMateOS_1.4.4_rpi4) but not yet installed that build

Had a good imaging session at the weekend with the Pi 4 holding up just fine
Managed to get some imaging time in on M31, M42 an IC1805

Ran kstars from a Windows 10 desktop remotely connected to the Pi 4
First I got a few hours on M31
Plate solving worked like a charm, taking around 20 seconds to solve and centre the target

I then used kstars to slew the mount over to IC1805
Again plate solving centered the target in about 20 seconds

After a few more hours of data capture I slewed over to M42
Plate solving again placed the target dead centre after about 20 or so seconds

Got my first ever capture of Orion on the new refractor

Very pleased with the outcomes

Have been using indi/kstars/stellarmate for the first time for about month or so now and so far having some success

M42 capture attached

T: Altair Wave Series 80mm refractor
M: Skywatcher EQ5
C: Canon 600D (Skytech CLS filter)
S: kstars/ekos/stellarmate/phd2
D: Raspberry Pi 4 (4Gb)

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M42 taken on September 15th (indi/ekos/stellarmate/raspberry pi 4)


M31 taken on September 7th (indi/ekos/stellarmate/raspberry pi 4)
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1 month 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43472
Always good to see a success story. Thanks for posting.

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1 month 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43475
Nice, good job on making this progress! For your next steps I suggest to critically review your focus procedure. Especially the M 31 image is out of focus. This is not meant to put you down but as a suggestion for making even more progress. Keep up the good work!!!

Wouter

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43481
lol, good spot

I was just waiting for someone to call out the poor focus outcome on M31 :)

That was my very first attempt /night out with new equipment, software and hardware, so lot's of experimenting, trial, error, sweat, tears etc

On that night, I accepted my poor manual focus effort until I got my auto focuser attached the following week

Anyhoo, better focus on M31 was achieved on the 14th/15th September outing - motorised focuser now attached :)
(DIY ASCOM compliant focuser)

M31 taken September 14/15 (stellarmate/ekos/kstars/raspberry pi 4)
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