ASIair and QHY5-II
Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:43 PM
Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:40 PM
ASIAIR only works with ZWO ASI cameras.
Stellarmate works with cameras of other manufacturers.
Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:21 PM
Has anyone used the ASIair with a QHY5-II or any other QHY ccd? I have the QHY5-II-M and looking at getting the ASIair.
You may want to hold off. I received an email from ZWO Optical that they currently are testing a new version of the ASIAIR Device. Just a guess, but maybe it will utilize the newer PI4.
Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:44 PM
ZWO has restricted the ASIAir to their cameras plus some Canon and Nikon DSLR's. They have also limited access to the device.
StellarMate runs on a standard Raspberry Pi 3B+ and standard Linux, plus it supports the QHY5-II-M. They also have a Beta version out for the Raspberry Pi4.
This is nice as it's a complete package ready to go like the ASIAir, but without the limitations.
You can also find most of the software for free and download and create your own Raspberry Pi device.
Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:22 PM
I put together a raspberry pi 4 B with 2gb ram, installed Kstars which includes Ekos(same as Stellarmate), also added phd2 today. I plan to add CCDCiel and other possible programs this coming week. You can operate it on a laptop or tablet or phone (too small of a screen for me). Tests so far are good but I need to do a long field test. Total cost as of today $120cdn.
BTW, you can get the exact Stellarmate PI3 box minus the logo for $6cdn, and they produce the same look for the PI4 for $9cdn now. All the programs used in Stellarmate are available as open source, including all the software to connect to the box. Buy the software, burn it on a SD card and you good to go. Mine is running on 128gb SD card, lot of room for astrophotos.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:23 PM
It looks like my link to Astroberry V 2.0 for PI 3 or 4 is not showing.
Stellarmate is KStars/Ekos software. Astroberry uses the same as it is "open source" software but also include many other software programs, PHD2, CCDCiel, SkyChart to name a few
Edited by scopewizard, 27 November 2019 - 07:28 PM.