Hardware compatibility

The following table lists hardware that has been tested with GoQat and is known to work.
For a detailed discussion of autoguider interfaces, please see this document by Mike Collins: Autoguider_Interfaces.pdf

Known to workAssumed to workComments
CCD cameras
QSI 532Also tested with INDI driver
QSI 583
QSI 683Including fast readout option
QSI 640i
Any current model of QSI camera. Camera models have been tested with and without filter wheels.
Starlight Xpress Trius-SX694
Starlight Xpress H9
Starlight Xpress LodestarIncluding connection via Trius internal USB hub. Also tested with INDI driver.
Starlight Xpress CoStar
Starlight Xpress UltraStar
Any modern Starlight Xpress camera using the USB 2.0 interface
Any camera for which there is an INDI driver. This version of GoQat offers camera control via the INDI client interface; INDI cameras will be fully integrated with the rest of GoQat in the next release.
Autoguider cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Starlight Xpress CoStar
Starlight Xpress UltraStar
Any modern Starlight Xpress camera using the USB 2.0 interface
Any QSI camera
Philips ToUcam PCVC740K webcam
Philips SPC900NC webcam
Trident TVMaster (tm6000 driver) in frame-grabbing mode
Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS (em28xx driver) in frame-grabbing mode
Support for cameras with INDI drivers for autoguiding will be added in a future release.
Autoguider devices
Send guide signals via the guide port on a Starlight Xpress Lodestar camera Expected to work with any Starlight Xpress camera with a guide port and compatible telescope controller
Send guide signals via the guide port on a QSI camera Expected to work with any QSI camera and compatible telescope controller
Send serial commands to a Losmandy Gemini I controller via serial/USB portExpected to work with any telescope controller capable of accepting the Autostar/LX200 command set
Send serial commands to an Astro-Electronic relay box
Sending TTL-level guide signals via parallel port has been tested; a pin is taken high to guide and low when inactive, so this may be appropriate for guiding via an intermediate relay box, for example.
Filter wheels
Internal filter wheel in QSI cameras
Starlight Xpress external filter wheelIncluding connection via Trius internal USB hub
Any filter wheel for which there is an INDI driver. This version of GoQat offers filter wheel control via the INDI client interface; INDI filter wheels will be fully integrated with the rest of GoQat in the next release.
Focusers
RobofocusAll features of Robofocus 3.2 are fully supported
Any focuser for which there is an INDI driver. This version of GoQat offers focuser control via the INDI client interface; INDI focusers will be fully integrated with the rest of GoQat in the next release.
Processors (running Linux)
The usual offerings from Intel and AMD of course!
ARM processor in Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black