|8th of May 2012 (Tue)||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SE Michigan
My little DIY astrophotography zone @ home
I'm getting tired of lugging out the tripod/CGEM mount and setting up.
Negotiated a "astrophotography zone" with my wife, it's that 8' x 8' red patch in front of our home, N is straight up in this Google image:
Here are 2 more shots. Trialed out, viewing portion is nice, wide open North/East/South:
As the picts show, staked it out, now I've got some DIY work ahead:
-there is a downslope there, 4' down I will cut straight into, move dirt back, shore up with rocks like the other 2 ledges
-Install pier, I need to do research on this>>much quicker polar alignment (cloudy nights/etc has good info)
-install 2" slag, brick squares for level seating, no grass
Once work proceeds I'll post again.
Have others here made a astrophotography viewing zone @ their home also?
Mike R, P.E. .....iMac 27"(i7), iPad2, iPhone4, 24" iMac, AppleTV(160), MacBook
Canon: T1i + lens:70-200 L f2.8 IS II / TC 1.4x 2x / 15-85 / f1.4 50; FEISOL tripod CT-3441S + CB-40D Ball Head
Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 800 CGEM Schmidt-Cassegrain + gear
My top 10 in Astrophotography. . .DIY acoustic panels
Last edited by mtbdudex : 8th of May 2012 (Tue) at 11:16.
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