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Offline mcgillca

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Adventures in imaging with Single Board Computers
« on: 17:58:44, 21 April, 2018 »
Hi - over the past 18 months, I have experimented with imaging using The Sky X on three single board computers: the Raspberry Pi Model 3 (and now Model 3b+), the Odroid XU4 and the Udoox86 Advanced Plus. I've had success with each of the computers. The software has become easier to use, more stable and automation is straightforward using Python. The low power required by the boards permits each to be used as the basis for mobile imaging.

 If you are at all interested in mobile imaging, I'd strongly recommend you consider one of these systems - my favourite so far is the XU4. It is faster than the Pi, the USB 3 sockets work more reliably with my ASI cameras and it is more physically robust than the Udoo X86. However, all are viable systems for mobile imaging.

I've included more detail in the enclosed write up.

Colin
Main scope: Ikharos 8" RC
Camera: Atik 460ex with Atik EFW and Baader LRGB Ha, OIII and SII filters
Guide scope: On Axis Guider with Atik 314L+
Mount: Paramount MX located in Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain

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Re: Adventures in imaging with Single Board Computers
« Reply #1 on: 20:10:37, 21 April, 2018 »
Colin

Hats off to you for pursuing this. I have an XU4 loaded up with SkyX and it does work remarkably well. I just cant tear myself away from having a PC or a laptop!

Chris
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Starlight Express SXVRH16/ONAG/FW|Lodestar X2|Baader 2" Filters
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