iAstroHub

Automated astrophotography using mobile devices

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iAstroHub is:
- the world's first solution for mobile astrophotography. A user can interact with all astrophotography devices from any mobile device using a web browser.
- developed by Anat Ruangrassamee, Ph.D., Bangkok Thailand. (aruangra at yahoo dot com)

See how it works from here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sncd3j8ipBQ

Requirements and supported devices.
1. Autoguider: Orion Starshoot autoguider, QHY5, QHY5-II, QHY5L-II, QHY6
2. DSLR
3. CCD: QHY5,6,8,8L,9,11,12
4. Filter wheel: Starlight Xpress
5. Focuser: Robofocus
6. Flat fielder: Flip-Flat
5. USB serial adapter (PL2303-based) for controlling a mount via a serial port. I recommend ATEN UC232A.
6. Powered USB hub
7. TRONSMART MK808 (with RK901 wifi) or MK808B (with RK903 wifi). I got it from geekbuying.com. Or any RK3066 mini PC stick + an external Ralink5370 usb wifi adapter.
8. Class-10 micro SD card (at least 8GB).

If you have any question, discuss here ...

iAstroHub Web Site

Categories

Astronomy

Features

  • only need a web browser on a mobile device to control everything! ( "i" stands for internet)
  • control Orion Starshoot autoguider, QHY5, QHY5-II, QHY5L-II, or QHY6 for autoguiding using customized Linguider engine
  • control a DSLR camera (tested on Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras)
  • control DSLR setting and Liveview from DslrDashboard on Android
  • support DSLR Mirror Lock-Up using DSUSB
  • control QHY5,6,8,8L,9,11,12 for imaging using OpenSkyImager engine
  • control a Starlight Xpress filter wheel
  • control a Robofocus focuser
  • autofocus by finding best focus point from V-curve
  • 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
  • assist polar alignment
  • 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
  • support an external Ralink5370 wifi usb adapter for any RK3066 device

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  • gjrodenburg
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    Works like a charm. No longer do I need to drag my old netbook into the field.

    Posted 05/11/2014
  • tfileme
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    Thanks for software and updates.

    Posted 05/22/2013
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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

Web-based

Registered

2013-04-10
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