iAstroHub is the world's first mobile and IoT platform for astrophotography. A user can interact with all astrophotography devices from any mobile device using only a web browser. iAstroHub is a software package embedded in ARM Linux platforms. This project has been developed on various platforms for more than 4 years as you see in the forum (Thanks to 1300+ replies and 150,000+ views ^0^ ). Now, Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) is used for iAstroHub 3.0.
- only need a web browser on a mobile device to control everything! ( "i" stands for internet) - control an autoguider - control a DSLR camera (Canon, Nikon, and Pentax) - control DSLR setting and Liveview via qDslrDashboard - control a CCD camera and a filter wheel for imaging (almost all brands are supported) - control a focuser - control Flip-Flat for flat-fielder and lens cover - show real-time guiding error graphs and alert logs - preview images taken by a camera - perform dithering between frames - manipulate histogram of images from a CCD camera - perform plate-solving using the standalone Astrometry.net engine - re-align mount based on the position from plate solving - show skychart and control mount from built-in Skychart (Cartes du Ciel) - show a plate-solving result directly in Skysafari and re-align the mount from Skysafari - support the control of a mount from Skysafari on iOS and Android - save all images on a USB flash drive - speak imaging progress - push notification to smart phones or smart watches - low power consumption - small enough to be installed on the telescope - open-source software
What's new in iAstroHub 3.0?
- Native CCD control for QSI, SX, SBIG, ATIK, and QHY cameras. - Support INDI-compatible camera and devices. You can control almost all astro devices from the web browser now - Pushover notification: So you will get a notification to a smart phone/watch when the imaging sequence is completed or the guiding error exceeds a certain threshold. RPi3 needs to connect to internet via Ethernet or Mobile hotspot (USB tethering from a smartphone) - More support for autoguiders (using Linguider 3.3.0) - RPI3 speaks! The imaging progress can be reported. - Mount control: LX200, iOptron, Nexstar/Skywatcher, TheSkyX+Paramount - Web-based VNC: So there is no need to use a PC for initial setup. - Upgrade is easy now. Simply insert a USB drive and press "Upload patch" - The 38-page manual is now included :)
Autoguiders Orion Starshoot autoguider, QHY5, QHY5-II, QHY5L-II, QHY6, ATIK, Starlight Xpress, ZWO ASI cameras DSLR Cameras Canon (since 300D) and Nikon (since D50) DSLR cameras. Pentax DSLR cameras (Refer to http://pktriggercord.melda.info/) CCD Cameras and Filter Wheels Native control with GoQat: QSI and Starlight Xpress Native control with OpenSkyImager: SBIG, ATIK, and QHY (5, 5ii, 6, 8, 8L, 9, 10, 11,12, IC8300 INDI driver: FLI, Apogee, Moravian, ATIK, ZWO ASI, SX, SBIG, QSI, etc. Mounts Controlled by Skychart: mounts using LX200, iOptron, Nexstar/Skywatcher, TheSkyX protocols Controlled by SkySafari: Almost all mounts are supported. Refer to http://skysafariastronomy.com/ Focusers Native control: Robofocus INDI driver: Robofocus, Moonlite, FocusLynx, etc.
With the great help from THX59, the manual is included with the package. I provide both PDF and MS Word format. If you have any comment on the Manual, please edit it with tracked changes and send me.
Feel free to translate the manual. Please add "Translated to .... by ..." between the original authors' names and the date on the first page. Keep the original date of the manual so that it is easy to track the revision.
Eveything is bundled in a single file (.7z). Uncompress the file using 7zip. 7zip is used because of the best compression ratio. The file size is 5.2GB Inside the package, you will see 1) the image file, 2) Manuals in PDF and MS Word formats, and 3) A folder of source codes and instruction
Read the manual and enjoy iAstroHub 3.0 !