AstroNerd replied to the topic 'SPC900 LX without mod' in the forum. 11 hours ago

As has been said, it will not work without the actual long exposure mod, so you have been misinformed.... it requires some skilful soldering work to do the mod.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. yesterday

porkyhttp wrote: just read the content of the files stored in this location /etc/apt/


The repo for SM is

ppa.stellarmate.com

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. yesterday

porkyhttp wrote: INDI packages is found in PPA UBUNTU repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa, but if it is not based on Raspbian, where are located the packages?


It is based on raspbian...I have no other idea how I can tell you this.....

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. yesterday

porkyhttp wrote: Ok, which is the address of raspbian repository??


Once you have purchased SM, you download the image from your order page, and burn to SD card, then you just run the usual update and upgrade commands from terminal as you would on the Ubuntu editions...
I am not a coder at all, so my knowledge is limited on that subject, bu I assure you SM and AB are raspbian based with there own repositories....

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. yesterday

ChrisRowland wrote: AIUI if you aren't using a Ubuntu based system then there is no repository, you need to compile from sources.

IIRC AstroBerry at least doesn't recommend this because it may mess up the AB install which could be older than the current souces. They see themselves as providing a stable system rather one that has the latest bells and whistles.

I run plain Raspbian and use AstroPi3 to manage installing or updating the Astro components.

Not sure what benefit there is to the multitude of dfferent flavours of Linux and different UIs and distributions. Looking at Ubuntu Mate and Raspbian the differences don't seem to be more than cosmetic.

I think i've heard that the Raspbian distrbution isn't suited to other people hooking into it and the Ubntu one is better in that respect.


This is also not true, there are raspbian repositories for both SM and AB, you update and install just the same as you did on Ubuntu, the authors of both have created the repositories on there own servers for this purpose, so the end user see no difference.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. yesterday

porkyhttp wrote: INDI packages is found in PPA UBUNTU repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mutlaqja/ppa, but if it is not based on Raspbian, where are located the packages?


Jasem has set up his own repository on a server to hold the packages, same as the author of Astroberry.... clever guys... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. 2 days ago

porkyhttp wrote: And the APT repositories were are placed?


Dont understand the question....if there is one...
SM is now based on raspbian and so is AB, and they have been for a while,

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. 2 days ago

jabian wrote: Is not Stellarmate currently based on Raspbian ?


Yes you are correct..... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Stellarmate vs Astroberry... What is the Difference?' in the forum. 2 days ago

porkyhttp wrote: No, it is based on UbuntuMate


No you are wrong, Stellarmate is based on Raspbian and has been fro some time now.... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Support for iOptron CEM70' in the forum. 1 week ago

The CEM 70 is a different driver to the CEM 120, so there is the issue, as it has different features...

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Network Issues' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You don’t need to use a mouse and keyboard on first use.
Whatever device you are connecting to Astroberry with needs to be connected to the Astroberry hotspot, which is named Astroberry, then type in the address bar Astroberry.local
And connect to VNC with the password Astroberry, then you will get into the home page..then you can set up to connect to your home router..

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'USB failure after yesterday’s upgrading' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Astroberry has always been built with Raspbian, but there may well have been a kernel update within the latest upgrade....

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