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AL Bates
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The New ZWO ASIair

Post by AL Bates » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:54 pm

The New ZWO ASIair.. Control your Camera / Mount with your phone or tablet.

Is there more information on the New ZWO ASIair?

https://m.facebook.com/groups/498306217 ... 8485048537

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Re: The New ZWO ASIair Mount

Post by Sam » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:39 am

this is not mount
ASIAIR is a wifi box to control ASI Cameras and mount
we will take it and show at NEAF
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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by suvowner » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:32 am

this is super exciting. a few questions:
1. are the image files saved to the iPad or to a sd card in the ASIair ?
2. please oh please will it support a live stacking function for eaa ?
3. will it support planetary image/video capture ?
4. how is it powered ?
5. thank you for building this, it may solve issue of poor mac support in astronomy world, esp if it will support eaa and planetary capture
6. option for external antenna for longer wifi range would be nice

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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by Sam » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:31 am

this is super exciting. a few questions:
1. are the image files saved to the iPad or to a sd card in the ASIair ?
it saved in SD card in ASIAIR
2. please oh please will it support a live stacking function for eaa ?
this is in the todo list
3. will it support planetary image/video capture ?
no, DSO only, because wifi is slow
4. how is it powered ?
powered from 5V
5. thank you for building this, it may solve issue of poor mac support in astronomy world, esp if it will support eaa and planetary capture
I think you mean IOS? yes, this is a portable solution
6. option for external antenna for longer wifi range would be nice
there is no such plan
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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by zl4plm » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:57 pm

thanks Sam

this is great - as part of our society outreach I am trying to show that AP does not need large amounts of money

I am def interested in beta testing for you (I work in IT too - so happy to log defects as part of UAT)

:)

this is going to be great for the newcomers to the AP part of the hobby

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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by zl4plm » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:01 am

HI Sam

do you have any info on the specs needed for the android tablet ?

I am trying to put together some hardware to run some astronomy apps on for the society and want to know if an 8 or 10 inch android tablet would be suitable

thanks

Simon

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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by Sam » Thu May 10, 2018 6:59 am

we will upload more info in the near future
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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by zl4plm » Thu May 24, 2018 9:20 am

Sam, can i apply to be on the beta test team please

I work in IT driving a software development team so experienced in UAT :)

happy to help with documentation and testing

thanks

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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by svenk123 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:35 am

Hello Sam,

this is a very interesting commercial solution. I have some technical questions:

1. What is the operating temperature range? Escpecially the lower temperatures?

2. What is type of power input connector is used?

3. Does the ASIair operate on 5 GHz wifi? The 2,4 GHz wifi channels are mostly crowed by neighbor networks which drops down the bandwidth alot.

It looks like the internal hardware is some type of raspberry pi. Right?
I am also using some raspberrys for accessing my ASI cameras via Wifi for a while. I think the micro usb power connector is not very stable. I think a 12 V DC plug like on your cooled cameras will be more handy.

Best regards
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Re: The New ZWO ASIair

Post by Sam » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:18 am

1. What is the operating temperature range? Escpecially the lower temperatures?
it based on PI, so temperature range is the same of PI, maybe -5 to 40 degree, too high temperature lower the performance

2. What is type of power input connector is used?
we will provide one 12V-5V DC converter to work with it

3. Does the ASIair operate on 5 GHz wifi? The 2,4 GHz wifi channels are mostly crowed by neighbor networks which drops down the bandwidth alot.
yes, it supports 5G and 2.4G, you can switch between them

It looks like the internal hardware is some type of raspberry pi. Right?
I am also using some raspberrys for accessing my ASI cameras via Wifi for a while. I think the micro usb power connector is not very stable. I think a 12 V DC plug like on your cooled cameras will be more handy.
I think the DC converter make it more stable
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