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TinyAstro --- arm mini PC astrophotography

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#1 Max Chen

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:29 AM

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TinyAstro is a debian system for amateur astronomer which install in ARM
mini pc so call MK908.With INDI, Kstars/Ekos, OpenSkyImager, Lin_guider, Open
PHD2, TinyAstro will support a large rang of hardware.I only test it on MK908
v3 hardware, so other version MK908 may not work.

All software comes from open source community.

website: http://maxchen.im/tinyastro/

Tiny size.
Easy install and install in internal nand flash.
Work as a AP and you can use your smart phone, tablet or PC to wireless control it by VNC.
Control your camera by Dslrdashboard
Skychart and events by Kstars
Mount control, highly accurate goto and polar alignment by Kstars/Ekos and astrometry
plat solve by astrometry
Auto guider by Kstars/Ekos, Lin_guider and Open PHD2
Capture image from cameras and CCDs by Kstars/Ekos and OpenSkyImager
Auto focus with focuser and control color filter wheel by Kstars/Ekos and OpenSkyImager
Hardware supported:
INDI support a large rang of hardware, please refer to INDI web site
Lin_guider support :Philips, Logitech, uvc webcams, QHY5, QHY6, DSI2PRO, QHY5L-II-M, QHY5L-II-C, QHY5-II astrocams
OpenSkyImager support:QHY2 (old color model),5,5II series,6 (both firmware),7,8(Old),8L,9,10,11,12.
Open PHD2 support: INDI cameras and QHY5
Dslrdashboard support : Nikon and Cannon DSLR cameras

#2 anat


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:07 AM

Hi Max,

Thank you for your effort. It is amazing that MK908 can handle those programs :) I will try it!

Best regards,

#3 Jason Lin

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:24 PM

it is a very good solution!

#4 Alfred Tan

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

Excellent solution.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

Do somebody have some information about different arm mini pc tiny astro installation? because the native Mk908 can't be found on major buyers.
For me i only find cx919 it's lok like mk908 but i do not sure it 's fitted for this purpose.

Vendin le ciel from north of FRANCE.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:29 AM

It works on my MK809iii. So it should work on cx919 since they are very similar

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

I have installed tiny astro v4 without problem on CX919, il works. Thanks for this development and thanks to ANAT also for his remark.

I think this system is interesting for astro beginners.
Continue on that way!

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