Re: Introduction and a word on INDI support

Steve Siedentop

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:33 PM Michael Fulbright mike.fulbright@... [ESPMC-Eight] <ESPMC-Eight@...> wrote:


  I would recommend using a Linux host.  I know there has been a build for Windows but I don't know how they build that and honestly I don't think it ran as well as on a native Linux system.

  You can get it working in a virtual machine under Windows using VirtualBox or VMWare.

  I just installed a UbuntuMate 16.04 VM and use that under Windows.


On 11/15/2017 12:22 PM, David Pickett yahoo@... [ESPMC-Eight] wrote:

Does this work on Windows? If so, what do I have to do to compile it.



At 18:09 15-11-17, Michael Fulbright
mike.fulbright@... [ESPMC-Eight] wrote:
>I have been working on a driver for INDI ( for
>the PMC-Eight and it is now at the point I feel it is ready for
>testers. If anyone is interested let me know. You will need to be
>comfortable building INDI from sources at this point as it is not part
>of the main INDI distribution (yet).   Once it has been tested well
>enough I can submit it upstream.
>The INDI driver allows you to control the PMC-Eight in a way similar to
>ASCOM for Windows. INDI is not tied to a particular OS like ASCOM
>(Windows only) and so you can use all sorts of computing hardware for
>astronomy. I use a Intel based Linux laptop, for example.  One
>advantage is since the sources for INDI are available to everyone then
>lots of motivated people can work on and improve the software. With
>enough people working on it you can do some incredible things without
>restrictions which often encumber proprietary systems.
>Here is a quick stack and stretch of 45 x 120s Ha images I took testing
>the mount:
>There are some odd star shapes but I suspect I didn't get the spacing
>for the refractor correct and I don't think it was guiding related.
>Guiding was around 1.0 arcsec RMS under some challenging seeing
>conditions. I was using a heavily undersampling guide camera (9
>arcsec/pixel) so I suspect that could be improved when I get my smaller
>pixel guide back in action.
>Michael Fulbright

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