Ilia replied to the topic 'INDI data repository' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Yes,
This is meant for automated observatories or who wants assets or models to compare with their observations.
This way observers can find or recognize objects or take them automatically into account for further investigation.
Spectra are also useful to determine distances or more complicated stuff like star masses or radial velocities.

Some of the code of INDI contains the needed functions, still not perfect but at least automated observatories can do some guess in-loco instead of having a client with the relevant processing delay times or effort.

Including a machine learning core into INDI needs some effort however, but having a ready models set could be a good start! smile.png

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Ilia created a new topic ' INDI data repository' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

My proposal is for a repository of data and assets for the INDI drivers.
This stuff may be useful for automated stuff or as machine learning models.
this repository should contain various stuff:

  • star shape models:
    • airy patterns
    • deconvolution patterns
    • aberration patterns
    • double star models
    • starlight timeseries
      • scintillation timeseries
      • obscuration timeseries
      • novae timeseries
      • double variable timeseries
    • etc.
  • spectra models:
    • star class spectra
    • nebulae spectra
    • laboratory on-earth references (for redshifts)
  • crosscorrelation models:
    • double star models
    • AGN models
    • Zernike models
  • radioastronomy models:
    • radio spectra
    • pulsar timeseries
    • radar timeseries
Some volunteer should put some of this material into the new repository or take them from archive documentation.

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Ilia created a new topic ' Minor planet center submission driver' in the forum. 2 months ago

I'd propose a driver for observatories which want batch their astrometrical submissions to MPC using an INDI driver.
The driver would snoop from the related drivers coordinates, astrometry solutions and object informations and report them to MPC using cURL.
Will add it into indi-3rdparty.
There would be the need of an actibr subscription into MPC to submit data, this part would have to be in another place.
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Paul Muller is friends with Ilia

Ilia replied to the topic 'where the indi developers manual is ?' in the forum. 9 months ago

I moved it into Manufacturers root

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Ilia replied to the topic 'Help For INDI Website' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thank you very much Gonzothegreat!
I changed the sub-menu items order, as you reported they were refering to the old ordering.
I also placed the new theme to all items which were refering to the old layout and the remaining pages also.
The Research menu involves registered users only, so the two submission pages are available to them, so only after login you'll see the items "Add your Observatory", "Submit Article" and the article submission guidelines into the Research main page.
About the menu.. brief history:
Initially it had to be "Manufacturers" "Developers", "End-users"
after this the idea was to point to educational and observatories with "Research", "Industries" and "Individuals" where research include observatories, universities, research institutions and centers, Industries includes free-lancer developers, employees of astronomy industries in wide-range point of view (from research to aerospace to amateur astronomy industries), and Individuals everyone who wants to use, try, improve and just supports INDI.
If the map is really too low and almost invisible, I can remove the top banner ( I used 1080p resolution but I see that in lower resolutions it's practically not accessible)... yes .. done
Since INDI contains code for instrumentation that is interesting for hardware manufacturers also, I thought that developers only was a little restricting, nothing else.
Best Regards,
Ilia.

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