ZWO ASIair Pro

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User8692945365 New Member • Posts: 3
ZWO ASIair Pro

The ZWO ASIair Pro seems like a practical way to automate a shooting session, and appears to have been tested with various Nikon and Canon cameras. I’m wondering if anyone has experience to confirm that it will or will not function as well with Olympus OMD cameras such as my E-M1ii?

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1llusive Veteran Member • Posts: 3,327
Re: ZWO ASIair Pro

What mount will it be controlling?

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burning1rr Contributing Member • Posts: 658
Re: ZWO ASIair Pro

User8692945365 wrote:

The ZWO ASIair Pro seems like a practical way to automate a shooting session, and appears to have been tested with various Nikon and Canon cameras. I’m wondering if anyone has experience to confirm that it will or will not function as well with Olympus OMD cameras such as my E-M1ii?

If no one chimes in with an answer, consider buying one from a shop with a return policy. I've heard that it uses INDI, but it's not clear whether that's just for the mount, or if it's for the camera and other devices as well.

Stellarmate is a viable alternative to the ASIair. It's an open source solution; you can license it and install it on your own hardware if you like.

Internally, it's KStars, EKOS, and INDI. It uses GPhoto for camera control, so it should support your Olympus bodies. You can test how it works with your mount, camera, and accessories using the desktop version of KStars.

The gotcha is that Stellarmate isn't nearly as user friendly as the ASIAir. The phone app isn't as full featured as EKOS, and controlling it with VNC isn't as simple as using an app.

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Aaron@Utah Senior Member • Posts: 1,629
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The manual only shows support for canon and nikon cameras

every camera that I have tried that isn't on the list of supported cameras hasn't worked

I know it will not work with sony cameras which are not on the list of compatible cameras so I could only assume that the olympus isn't going to work either

you can still use the camera you just can't control it from the ASIAIR Pro which kinda defeats the purpose

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burning1rr Contributing Member • Posts: 658
Re: ZWO ASIair Pro

Aaron@Utah wrote:

The manual only shows support for canon and nikon cameras

every camera that I have tried that isn't on the list of supported cameras hasn't worked

I know it will not work with sony cameras which are not on the list of compatible cameras so I could only assume that the olympus isn't going to work either

you can still use the camera you just can't control it from the ASIAIR Pro which kinda defeats the purpose

Thanks for answering.

When I looked at the ASIAir, I was considering running my Sony bodies with a remote release cable. Glad I didn't; plate solving with my main camera has been invaluable.

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Otakar34 New Member • Posts: 1
Re: ZWO ASIair Pro
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ASI AIR Only supports Canon and Nikon SLR cameras and cameras manufactured by ZWO. However an an alternative is Primaluce lab "core). see the link https://www.primalucelab.com/. This product supports Olympus as well as Sony

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