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#1 Max Chen

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:33 AM

Hi,

 

Screenshot_2015-06-17-22-08-26.png

 

https://github.com/trlsmax/TinyAstro

 

http://tinyastro.org

 

TinyAstro is an ARM Linux system with Kstars and INDI installed.
For now, it work on RK3188+AP6210 and ODROID C1, hope there will be
more and more device supported.

With your mobile phone or tablet, you can control your gears without a computer.

 

you can build a sd card image with these script

 

Thanks knro for the great work on Kstars and INDI to make this happen.


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:45 AM

What is the difference between this and iAstroHub?

 

http://sourceforge.n...ects/iastrohub/



#3 Max Chen

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:50 AM

support more device with Kstars and INDI, control it through VNC , not web interface


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:32 PM

support more device with Kstars and INDI, control it through VNC , not web interface

Hi Max,

Would you consider adding support for Raspberry Pi2  ;) I have met you in PHD group and you have helped me a lot on QHY5L II M phd2. Besides PHD2, I have installed Lin guider, OpenSkyImager, Oacapture and Kstars with INDI server supporting QHY5L II M on Pi2 so that your great project "TinyAsto" would be possible running on it. Thank you for your contribution!  :waytogo:

 

Sampson


Edited by sampson, 26 June 2015 - 11:52 PM.


#5 Max Chen

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 11:27 PM

 

support more device with Kstars and INDI, control it through VNC , not web interface

Hi Max,

Would you consider adding support for Raspberry Pi2  ;) I have met you in PHD group and you have helped me a lot on QHY5L II M phd2. Besides PHD2, I have installed Lin guider, OpenSkyImager, Oacapture and Kstars with INDI server supporting QHY5L II M on Pi2 so that your great project "TinyAsto" would be possible running on it. Thank you for your contribution!  :waytogo:

 

Sampson

 

 

Hi Sampson,

Sorry for the late reply. It will support Raspberry Pi 2 soon. I'm working on it.

And phd2 with QHY5L II M support work ok ? From my test, QHY driver gave so many error when capture image.

 

Max


Edited by Max Chen, 06 July 2015 - 11:28 PM.


#6 Max Chen

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 09:13 PM

TinyAstro is a Linux system for ametuer astronomer which install in ARM
mini PC.With INDI, Kstars/Ekos, OpenSkyImager, Lin_guider, Open
PHD2, TinyAstro will support a large rang of hardware.

 

ta_kstars.png

 

ta_lg.png

 

ta_osi.png

 

ta_phd2.png

 

With your mobile phone or tablet, you can control your gears without a computer.

 

Thank you knro for the great work on Kstars and INDI to make this happen.

 

[ Hareware support ]
1.RK3188+AP6210 or rtl8192cu
2.Odroid C1+rtl8192cu
3.Odroid U3+rtl8192cu
4.Raspberry Pi 2 + rtl8192cu

the wifi chip is used as an access point

 

[ Customize ]
you can fork the build script from github and customize the system
github.com/trlsmax/TinyAstro

 

[ Download ]
下载
RK3188
pan.baidu.com/s/1c0czNYo
Raspberry Pi 2
pan.baidu.com/s/1ntsw1df
Odroid C1
pan.baidu.com/s/1jGrM7PG
Odroid U3
pan.baidu.com/s/1qWOKsHm

 

[ How to download from baidu ]

baidu_1.png

baidu_2.png

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Edited by Max Chen, 26 July 2015 - 09:28 AM.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:12 AM

TinyAstro is a Linux system for ametuer astronomer which install in ARM
mini PC.With INDI, Kstars/Ekos, OpenSkyImager, Lin_guider, Open
PHD2, TinyAstro will support a large rang of hardware.

 

ta_kstars.png

 

ta_lg.png

 

ta_osi.png

 

ta_phd2.png

 

With your mobile phone or tablet, you can control your gears without a computer.

 

Thank you knro for the great work on Kstars and INDI to make this happen.

 

[ Hareware support ]
1.RK3188+AP6210 or rtl8192cu
2.Odroid C1+rtl8192cu
3.Odroid U3+rtl8192cu
4.Raspberry Pi 2 + rtl8192cu

the wifi chip is used as an access point

 

[ Customize ]
you can fork the build script from github and customize the system
github.com/trlsmax/TinyAstro

 

[ Download ]
下载
RK3188
pan.baidu.com/s/1c0czNYo
Raspberry Pi 2
pan.baidu.com/s/1ntsw1df
Odroid C1
pan.baidu.com/s/1jGrM7PG
Odroid U3
pan.baidu.com/s/1qWOKsHm

 

[ How to download from baidu ]

baidu_1.png

baidu_2.png

Hi Max,

I have not visited CN for a long time  :huh:

I am so happy to know that you have developed TinyAstro for Raspberry Pi2  :waytogo:  and thank you for your reply. However, I haven't made a field test on PHD2 since I want to learn the Lin guider first.

 

Anyway, your TinyAstro is so great that I would definitely try and use it. But the weather in HK is too bad now and I don't think it could allow me to have astrophoto with TinyAstro.  :bawling:

 

 

I will report the result if I could  test it in the future. Thank again  :waytogo:


Edited by sampson, 10 August 2015 - 01:10 PM.


#8 Max Chen

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:34 PM

Hi sampson

 

hope you have a great night under the clear sky.

 

and now , the new link of download

 

RK3188
tinyastro.org/upfiles/tinyastro_rk3188.tar.xz
Raspberry Pi 2
tinyastro.org/upfiles/tinyastro_RPi2.tar.xz
Odroid C1
tinyastro.org/upfiles/tinyastro_C1.tar.xz
Odroid U3
tinyastro.org/upfiles/tinyastro_U3.tar.xz


Edited by Max Chen, 11 August 2015 - 08:35 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 06:55 AM

Hi Max,

I have installed TinyAstro on my Pi2 but it seemed that the "setting" function for changing SSID and Pass doesn't work though I found that the new SSID was store on "ap.config". I tried to change the display resolution by editing the config.txt under "boot" folder but it doesn't work. Could I change the VNC display resolution that on my Android device such as Nexus 7.  ;)

 

It is strange that Kstars on TinyAstro doesn't support my Nikon D5300 and D600 but both cameras were supported by Kstars-bleeding that was installed on RaspEX by myself. I have also checked that gphoto2 support my cameras.

It would not be possible for me to control my DSLR, autoguiding with dithering and plate solving if the Kstars doesn't support my cameras.  :(

 

Thank you in advance  :bow:



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:33 PM

Hi  Sampson

 

I'm sorry tor the mistake of the setting utils, because this little tool is written before TinyAstro support Pi2. You can change ssid and pass by editing /etc/hostapd/ap_rtl8192cu.conf

ssid=TinyAstro
wpa_passphrase=astronomy

 

For changing VNC display resolution, please edit /etc/X11/xorg.dummy.conf

Modes              "1024x768_30.00" #Choose the resolution

 

I install kstars-bleeding directly from PPA and the recent change of INDI cause the problem, and the error log you got is something like "please select a format" ?

 

Max



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Posted 18 December 2015 - 05:52 PM

Hi Max,

 

  I'm very interested in using TinyAstro, but am being asked to log in with a Baidu account in order to download the Rpi2 image.  Is there another download link I should be using?  Thanks a lot for your generosity in sharing your hard work with your fellow amateur astronomers,

 

Paolo



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:58 AM

Hi Paolo

 

Sorry for the late reply.

I am testing the new version 0.8, and the image will be release in next week.

I'll update the download link here.

 

And , you can build image with the script on github: https://github.com/trlsmax/TinyAstro

Max


Edited by Max Chen, 21 December 2015 - 01:01 AM.


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 01:55 PM

Dear Max

 

Very interesting and nice work.

 

One question, when the RPI2 img will be available? I don't know how to create the image with the files added in github

 

Thank you very much

 

Mikel



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:20 PM

Hi Mikel

 

After updating the rootfs to ubuntu 15.10, the old script for PRI2 did not work any more, I need some time to make it work.

 

Sorry for the  inconvenience.

 

Max



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:23 PM

Max,

 

Can you upload the old version of the RPi2 build? It is no longer on your website. That would help anyone who is trying to use TinyAstro while you get the script updated (as I am).

Thanks.



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 08:50 PM

Hi @silentg

 

I'm working on the new image, and almost there, hope I can upload it next week.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 10:13 AM

Hi all,

 

New image for RPi2 is uploaded. You can download from this link:

http://tinyastro.org...tro_RPi2.tar.xz

 

RK3188 version 

http://tinyastro.org...o_rk3188.tar.xz

 

Have a clear sky

 

Max



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 04:27 PM

Hi Max.

Can Rpi2 image run on Rpi3?

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 03:16 AM

Hi Max.

Can Rpi2 image run on Rpi3?

Ryuji

 

Hi Ryuji

 

Current RPi2 image may not work on RPi3, I don't have RPi3 to test.

I'm considering support RPi3 in the next release.

 

Regards

Max


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 12:02 PM

Hi Max,

I tried to test image for RPi2 on RPi3.
It was very speedy and wonderful.

Of course, wifi function on RPi3 board could not be used.
So as i needed to use wifi dongle of nl80211 base, i changed some configurations.

I am looking forward to your next update.

Regards,

Ryuji

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:02 PM

Ryuji

 

You can follow these steps to use the internal wifi chip in an AP mode.

 

https://www.raspberr...p?f=63&t=138570

 

Best regards,

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:38 PM

Hi Anat,

Thank you for your quick reply.
But i am sorry that it is not enough imformation for me.

Because the current tinyastro image for RPi2 does not support RPi3, no wlan0 is created without wifi dongle.

i hope that the next image for RPi3 supports the internal wifi and bluetooth. (^^)

Regards,

Ryuji

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 03:32 AM

Glad to hear that RPi2 image can work on RPi3.

I'v order a RPi3, hope I can make TinyAstro fully support RPi3 later.



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 12:08 PM

Hi guys

 

Now, TinyAstro support RPi2 and RPi3.

On RPi3, TinyAstro use the on board wifi to be the access point, don't need the usb wifi anymore.

But bluetooth still not work

 

You can download it from

http://tinyastro.org..._rpi_rc5.tar.xz


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Posted 26 May 2016 - 08:06 AM

Hi Max,

 

I tried your latest image on the RPi3. But I was very sorry that phd2 couldn't execute.

 

That error message is here.

 

phd2: error while loading shared libraries: libqhy.so.0.1.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 

 

Ryuji




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