ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Astrophotography has never been easier

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ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by Sam » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:38 pm

we are glad to share our new R&D result with your guys
ASIAIR is such a new product to make astrophotograph easier
We will take it to NEAF and estimate the release time will be July
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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by Sean.Wang » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 am

We will show this new product on NEAF!
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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by glutch » Tue May 22, 2018 3:29 pm

I know you can't commit to a price so what will the expected price be on this product.

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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by Sam » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:07 am

the price below $200
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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by TCampbell » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:53 pm

That sounds great to not have to bring a laptop along.

But one question... I’ve used similar devices in the past and they tend to want to create their own WiFi network and expect the user’s phone to join the device’s wifi (which isn’t connected to the internet). I want something that works the other way ... my phone has a WiFi hotspot... I want the device to join my phone’s network.

This way... I can continue to have access to the internet while using the device with my phone (if my phone joins the device network then I don’t have working internet).

Will the ASIAir work this way? (Join a phone’s wifi sharing hot-spot)

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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by Benni » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:27 pm

Hi, does this thing, like PHD guiding, or EKOS/indi also support various mounts, cameras or even active optics?

Focusers and filter wheels would also be interesting for many people, I guess...

I also always think whether I would add an usb focuser that is ascom/indi controlled...

For me, support for the starlight xpress ao would be interesting. Especially if your solution can deliver fast latency times. The sx active optics has drivers for indi which are open source, so it should not be a big problem to support it in your software...

The ao itself seems to be fast enough. Using subframes/region of interest in phd guiding has increased the speed of the ao from 2.5 hz to 5-8 hz. But with a thinkpad laptop and windows 7.

A windows laptop is not really suited for fast corrections. There are so many services that run in windows, so, in theory, a box that is specialised for controlling a telescope and guiding could be optimized for fast latency guiding with an ao.

If with your box I could use the 5ms=200hz rate of the ao, and if I would get a decent 10-20 hz framerate perhaps with an ASI mini guider that supports the new usb-c standard, that would be interesting for me, if it worked....

Corrections of seeing, if they worked, may also be interesting for planetary photographers, but for the active optics, the bottleneck really seems to be windows and usb/download latency, not the ao. A thing that could be tackled with a specialised box...

Seeing really sucks and I do not want to travel to the atacama desert soon....

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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by Sam » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:25 am

TCampbell wrote:That sounds great to not have to bring a laptop along.

But one question... I’ve used similar devices in the past and they tend to want to create their own WiFi network and expect the user’s phone to join the device’s wifi (which isn’t connected to the internet). I want something that works the other way ... my phone has a WiFi hotspot... I want the device to join my phone’s network.

This way... I can continue to have access to the internet while using the device with my phone (if my phone joins the device network then I don’t have working internet).

Will the ASIAir work this way? (Join a phone’s wifi sharing hot-spot)
this is a little hard because you cannot create hotspot when use wifi connected to ASIAIR
you can disable wifi temporarily to access the internet
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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by snoopy4ever » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:20 pm

Hello... I just bought a Cooled ASI cam for deep sky imaging , which Is on it's way , …, I think the ASIair is a great idea, but I have a question, of course I have a setup already with a guiding cam that is not ZWO, dpes the ASIair requires the guiding cam to be only ZWO ?

Thanks in advance for your kind help on this.

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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by zl4plm » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:08 am

great Sam!

pre ordered and waiting for testing :)

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Re: ASIAIR--Astrophotograph has never been easy

Post by Sean.Wang » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:54 am

snoopy4ever wrote:Hello... I just bought a Cooled ASI cam for deep sky imaging , which Is on it's way , …, I think the ASIair is a great idea, but I have a question, of course I have a setup already with a guiding cam that is not ZWO, dpes the ASIair requires the guiding cam to be only ZWO ?

Thanks in advance for your kind help on this.
Only ASI USB3.0 cameras and mini cameras. ASI120MM/MC is not supported.
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