Hardware Support

Distro Astro supports astronomical hardware via the INDI Library. INDI stands for Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface. Think of it as software that allows computer programs to control astronomical equipment such as telescopes, observatory domes, and cameras. The following is a list of supported hardware:

  • Telescopes
    • Meade Autostar/ETX
    • Meade LX200 Basic/Classic/GPS/16
    • Celestron NexStar
    • Celestron NexStar GPS
    • Orion Atlas/SynScan/SkyScan
    • Orion Intelliscope/Sky Wizard
    • Skywatcher API Mount
    • Astro-Physics
    • Losmandy Gemini
    • Temma Takahashi
    • Astro-Electronic FS-2
    • Mel Bartels "Zip Dob"
    • Sky Commander Digital Setting Circle
    • Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer
    • QHY5 Telescope Drive
    • EQ6/HEQ5/NEQ3 Mounts
    • iEQ45 8406/8407 Mounts
    • EQMOD Mount
    • LittleFoot Elegance Photo/VPower
    • Magellan I Telescope
    • INDI Telescope Simulator
  • Observatory Domes and Sensors
    • Sirius Observatory Domes
    • MaxDome II
    • Boltwood Cloud Sensor
    • AAG Cloud Watcher
  • CCD, Video, and DSLR Cameras
    • Philips ToUCam Pro II/III/SPC900
    • Celestron NexImage
    • Meade DSI/LPI
    • SBIG CCD/STV Autoguider
    • Apogee Alta-U/Alta-E
    • Starlight Xpress
    • Finger Lakes CCD
    • Atik CCD
    • QHY5 CCD
    • QSI CCD
    • DMK CCD
    • Starfish CCD
    • Artemis FS
    • ZWO Optics ASI Cameras
    • Point Grey Firefly MV
    • Canon EOS
    • Nikon DSLR
    • gPhoto2 Framework
    • Imager Agent
    • Generic Video4Linux
    • CCD Simulator
  • Focusers
    • RoboFocus
    • Optec TCF-S/TCF-S3 Focusers
    • Finger Lakes Focuser
    • Rigelsys NFocus
    • MoonLite Focus
    • Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB
    • Focuser Simulator
  • Filter Wheels
    • Starlight Xpress Wheel
    • Finger Lakes CFW
    • TruTech Wheel
    • Filter Simulator
  • Adaptive Optics
    • Starlight Xpress AO
  • Auxilliary
    • USB Guide Port Interface (GPUSB)
    • Joystick/Gamepad Controller