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Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by paul16mj » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:30 am

Hey,

I bought a raspberry pi 3 that has bluetooth.
Now i installed noobs OS on the board, but i want it to run stellarium. Is this possible?

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Re: Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by Doug » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:23 am

The PI is very powerful, it can do most anything. Do you have a project in mind to run Stellarium? As a mount controller? Or just simply to run Stellarium?

Check out this:
http://simonbox.info/index.php/astronom ... itelescope" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And this:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/itelescope/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That should get you started. I'm interested in what you find, let me know how it goes!
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Re: Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by paul16mj » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:53 am

Hey doug,

Well i already built the tracking kit with the arduino i started with last year.
But the software developer added a BT function with stellarium. Now i dont want to take my laptop outside every time. The raspberry would be less power consuming and easier.
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Re: Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by Doug » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:23 am

I think the RPI above is made for a dob. Are you using an EQ Mount? What is BT?
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Re: Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by paul16mj » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:34 pm

I do have an EQ mount, BT means bluetooth

The system i build uses the protocol for some meade mount. So it allows control trough stellarium.
But i need stellarium to run on a raspberry pi
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Re: Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by paul16mj » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:21 pm

But doug, do you know if i can run stellarium on a raspberry?
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Re: Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by Doug » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:10 pm

After reading those links a little more...it looks like RPI is a controller and it doesn't run Stellarium.

I found this link about running Stellarium on RPI.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 59f4a75762" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looks like the problem is running OpenGL, but, if you read through it you'll see:
Stellarium installed from the repositories (currently version 0.13.1) runs smoothly with the new GL drivers, however the text is corrupt.
I couldn't work out how to compile from source as cmake complains :
I also saw a note from the Stellarium team there too.

It looks like you may get it run, but, it could be very slow...or some missing pieces like the text.
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Re: Raspberry pi3 stellarium

Post by Doug » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:15 pm

WHOA! It does work good on a RPI V3!!!

Check it out here:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 55#p940655" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Much better link!

I may need to give that a try! I need a RPI V3.

I think you may get it to run now! Let me know how it goes.
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