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Hey there, Curious about which CCD's you have been or are using successfully with auto guiding on a rpi2 or even a rpi3? lin_guider seems to support a bunch of manufacturers but a list of what models are proven to work with the Raspberry pi's will surely help my quest! Cheers for the help!
Has anyone used the Raspberry Pi to control astro equipment and/or capture astro images? I'm hoping to do this but uncertain as to whether the RPi is up to handling Indi etc. I plan to use the RPi 3 with WiFi to run my all sky camera but the requirements for that are much simpler than controlling mount, filter wheel etc. I know the RPi has already been used for an all sky camera. Wireless All Sky Camera Any information would be much appreciated - thanks in advance
I seem to remember mention of using the RPi NoIR camera for astro imaging but rather than try to find an old and maybe out-of-date thread I thought I'd start a new one. So what I'd like to know is whether anyone has experience of this use and whether it was any good. How sensitive is it compared with "proper" astro cameras? I find it hard to believe anything as cheap as this is could be that good but who knows!
In the development of my rotating astro imaging rig using camera lenses, I have the requirement to control the camera rotation plus focussing and possibly zoom if I go for zoom lenses, in addition to image capture and mount control which is already covered in the INDI server and drivers for the Raspberry Pi. ATM I'm doing this in the Arduino Nano and controlling it with Windows and control software written in Visual Basic. This uses a Win 7 laptop in the observatory controlled remotely via TeamViewer. I want to replace this with a Raspberry Pi and Linux. I already have an all sky camera running INDI Server and controlled by KStars/Ekos on Linux Mint box indoors. I'm using a standard INDI driver to control an RPi HAT and thence dew heaters. The driver works but doesn't have a dedicated user interface so I would like to change this too. I'm hoping I can get my head round modifying INDI drivers to suit my purposes and maybe write new drivers to extend control further. I have experience of various programming languages including C++ and Python etc. though I may need to revise my Python as it's been a few years since I last used it. I also have some knowledge of Linux. I would appreciate help in pointing me in the right direction. Thanks in advance
Procedures for installing Raspbian and INDI library etc. on a new Raspberry Pi 3 B and micro SD card. I shall insert links where appropriate to places where various pieces of hardware and software may be obtained. In most cases there are other sources of hardware which might be cheaper (but not necessarily better). I shall describe the procedures as I do them with suggestions I think appropriate. I shall post in fairly small steps to make things as clear as I can as I hope this will be useful to others. The operating system is Raspbian Jessie Lite (Release date: 2016-09-23) which is a minimal installation with no GUI and hence called "headless". This will be installed on a new 8GB micro SD card using a USB card adapter and Win32DiskImager software to install using Windows (I'm using Win7).