Configure INDI

The INDI page allows you to modify Client side INDI specific options. To access it, select the INDI tab from SettingsConfigure KStars... submenu. The window is divided into several main categories: General, Device Updates, Display and Server Port:

  • General

    • INDI Server: Specify the binary of installed INDI server in your system. By default, KStars uses /usr/bin/indiserver binary.

    • INDI Drivers Directory: Specify the directory where INDI drivers are located in your system. By default, KStars uses /usr/share/indi directory.

    • Default FITS directory: Specify the directory where all captured FITS images will be saved to. If no directory is specified, images will be stored in $HOME.

  • Device Updates

    • Computer: Sync the device to the computer's time and location settings.

    • Device: Sync the computer to the device's time and location settings.

    • Time: Update the telescope's date and time, if supported, upon connection.

    • Geographic location: Update the telescope's geographical location information (current longitude and latitude), if supported, upon connection.

  • Display

    • Telescope crosshair: When checked, KStars displays the telescope's target crosshair on the sky map. The crosshair is displayed upon a successful connection to the telescope and its location is updated periodically. The telescope's name is displayed next to the crosshair. KStars displays one crosshair per each connected telescope. To change the color of the telescope's crosshair, open the Configure KStars window. Select the Colors tab, and then change the color of the Target Indicator item to the desired color.

    • INDI messages in status bar: When checked, KStars displays INDI status messages in the KStars status bar.

  • Server Port: Specify range of ports that INDI Server will bind to when starting new drivers.