Hardware

Hardware Support

Distro Astro supports lots of 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
    • Celestron NexStar
    • Celestron NexStar GPS
    • Orion Atlas/SynScan/SkyScan
    • Orion Intelliscope
    • 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 8406/8406 Mounts
    • Magellan I Telescope
    • INDI Telescope Simulator
  • Observatory Domes
    • Sirius Observatory Domes
    • MaxDome II
    • Boltwood Cloud Sensor
  • CCD, Video, and DSLR Cameras
    • Philips ToUCam Pro II/III/SPC900
    • Celestron NexImage
    • Meade LPI
    • SBIG CCD
    • Apogee Alta-U/Alta-E
    • Starlight Xpress
    • Finger Lakes CCD
    • QHY5 CCD
    • QSI CCD
    • STV Guider
    • Canon EOS
    • gPhoto2¬†Framework
    • Generic Video4Linux
    • CCD Simulator
  • Focusers
    • RoboFocus
    • Optec TCF-S/TCF-S3 Focusers
    • Finger Lakes Focuser
    • Focuser Simulator
  • Filter Wheels
    • TruTech Wheel
    • Starlight Xpress Wheel
    • Finger Lakes CFW
    • Filter Simulator
  • Adaptive Optics
    • Starlight Xpress AO
  • Auxilliary
    • USB Guide Port Interface (GPUSB)