AstroLink 4 Pi

450.00 920.00  incl. Vat

Due to the low availability of Raspberry Pi 4 modules, this item price may change.

Version 2 will be available in the middle of December.


AstroLink 4 Pi is the first device in the AstroLink family, that can operate in standalone mode. Connect to this little box, schedule your astroimaging session, and leave your setup to do its work.

Please add 2-3 working days for final assembly and testing.

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Description

AstroLink 4 Pi device is a standalone imaging setup controller. It contains an embedded Raspberry Pi* 4 module that is responsible for operating imaging setup components. The recommended operating system is astroberry (https://www.astroberry.io/) with KStars and Ekos software (see Ekos documentation here). Communication to the AstroLink 4 Pi components is done with a dedicated INDI driver.

AstroLink 4 Pi product detail page with downloads and manuals

Main features of the AstroLink 4 Pi device:

  • 12V DC supply voltage via reliable XT60 socket
  • three 12V DC outputs – one permanent and two switchable
  • two PWM regulated outputs for dew cap heaters
  • one regulated DC voltage output 3-10V
  • 6 pin RJ12 focusing motor output – geared unipolar and up to 1/32 micro-step bipolar compatible
  • temperature sensor input
  • integrated cooling fan enabled automatically
  • integrated real-time clock (optional)
  • input LAN socket, 2xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0
  • connectivity: WiFi and BT

The device is available in three variations:

  • AstroLink 4 Pi device without Raspberry Pi* module. The customer is responsible for installing the Raspberry Pi* 4 module with 4 or 8 GB RAM and configuring the software
  • AstroLink 4 Pi device with installed Raspberry Pi* 4 module with 4GB RAM
  • AstroLink 4 Pi device with installed Raspberry Pi* 4 module with 4GB RAM and 64GB SD card with preinstalled and preconfigured astroberry system

There are also two revisions (versions) available. Details below:

Featureversion 1version 2
Focusing motor current adjustmentwith potentiometer and 2mm flat screwdriverin the INDI driver panel
Real time clock with battery not availableincluded

In the box:

  • AstroLink 4 Pi device
  • XT60 female plug

* Raspberry Pi is a trademark of Raspberry Pi Trading

Additional information

Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 13.7 × 8.3 × 3.2 cm
Variation

without RPi4 module, with RPi4 4GB module, with RPi4 4GB module and preinstalled 64GB SD card

Version

version 1, version 2

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