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#1 Rhinoict

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:43 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.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:40 PM

ASIAIR only works with ZWO ASI cameras. 

 

Stellarmate works with cameras of other manufacturers.



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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.

 

Gary



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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.

https://www.stellarmate.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stellarmate/

 

You can also find most of the software for free and download and create your own Raspberry Pi device.



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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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#6 starman345

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:13 AM

It looks like the new ASIair will be available next month with the new Stellarmate soon to follow.

 

https://indilib.org/...case.html#45924



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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.

 

Here again:

 

https://indilib.org/...astroberry.html

 

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

 

Denis


Edited by scopewizard, 27 November 2019 - 07:28 PM.



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