This is my latest generation of all sky cameras and based on the ASI178MM followed by ASI185MC CMOS astro camera and a Fujinon fish-eye lens of 1.4mm focal length. Although rated at f1.8, this lens lets a lot more light through than this would imply. Image capture is provided by a Raspberry Pi 3 in conjunction with INDI software. This is used with KStars/Ekos client software running on a Linux Mint desktop indoors. Communication is via Wi-Fi. The Mark 6 ASC has proved inadequate after being in use for some time.
This blog will describe the problems of the Mark 6 and report my progress in developing this new version.