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My astronomy project:
Setup astroserver with Raspberry Pi5


  1. Introduction
  2. Setup 64-bit OS
  3. Setup KStars and Ekos 64-bit
  4. Change Bookworm Waylane to X11
  5. Disable Auto-mount
  6. Setup a GPS
  7. To be continued

I take no responsibility or liability for what are written here, you use the information on your own risk!

1, Setup 64-bit OS:


I have started using my second astrophoto system with my TS130 APO refractor. Until now I have used the astro server from my grab and go astro system. But it isn't easy to move the server between the two system when many of the devices are different, GPS, Focus motor driver etc. A dedicated Raspberry for each system is to prefer. It has gone some years since I setup my Raspberry Pi4. Now the Raspberry Pi5 is available which is more power full and it doesn't cost very much more. I will also move from 32-bit system to 64-bit system. I use the same KStars and Ekos as I used earlier but for 64-bit. Very satisfied with my earlier Astroserver based on these software.

Info about KStars, Ekos: individuals/ ekos-kstars.html KStars, Ekos, INDI

Info about Raspberry Pi5: products/ raspberry-pi-5/ Raspberry Pi5

There was no 8GB version Pi5 in store and I chose the 4GB version, I think it will be enough, otherwise I could used it for some other purpose. The SD card has the capacity of 32GB.

Info: SD Cards to Raspberry: raspberry-pi/ raspberry-pi-5-micro-sd-card-speed/ Raspberry Pi 5 Micro SD Card Speed

Raspberry Pi5 look:

Raspberry Pi5 with passive cooler, used as an astro server

At a first look the Pi5 looks like the old Pi4. But there are changes and you can't use the same cooler. This is the new passive cooler that I have installed. It will mostly be used at a low temperature range, -20 to +10 degrees Celsius. The LAN and USB ports are also mirrored. The processor power is higher and at the same load it take less power, but at full load more power is needed compare to the Pi4. In my case it will be powered from a 13/5 volt DCD/DC converter that can deliver 5 Ampere at 5 volt.

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