The iOptron iMate Astronomy Control Box is a single-board computer that features a powerful 64-bit ARM processor with Wi-Fi, preloaded KStars planetarium software, Ekos control and automation tool, and INDI drivers. This hardware-software combination will support the use of most current and future devices (cameras, focusers, filter wheels, etc.) allowing the user to choose a brand and model.
With 32Gb eMMC storage along with a slot for up to 64Gb TF (micro-SD) memory, the iMate has the ability to control and capture an entire automated imaging session. It is cross-platform and can be used with Windows, IOS, Linux, Android and more.
The iOptron iMate Astronomy Control Box features and specifications include:
– Orange Pi 3 LTS with 64-bit ARM processor, 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM and 32GB EMMC flash memory
– 1X USB3.0 and 2X USB2.0 ports
– 3X 12VDC outputs (2 programmable)
– Up to 64Gb high-speed MicroSD card (class 10 or higher)
– Open-source architecture
– Preloaded KStars/Ekos/INDI driver for mount, camera, focuser and other device control
– iPolarServ for iOS and Android polar alignment
– Windows, MacOS, iOS, Linux, Android remote connection to iMate via WIFI network
– Mounting method: 31mm dovetail saddle for finder scope shoe mounting, 1/4″-20 threaded hole, or 2X M3 threaded holes
– Two-year Warranty
You can learn more about the iOptron iMate Astronomy Control Box here.
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