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Jan 07, 2017 12:40 |  #1

I've been working on building a tracking mount for astrophotography for a while now. After quite a bit of experimenting with microcontrollers, motors, and pivot bases, I've come up with a mount which seems to work quite well. The overall cost was quite low, less than $30 CAD. Here's my write-up, maybe somebody else is interested in building a mount. Below is my first successful attempt at Andromeda using this mount (stacked with DSS), now I'm just sitting around waiting for clear skies again!

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Jan 07, 2017 12:45 |  #2

Tyguy wrote in post #18236622 (external link)
I've been working on building a tracking mount for astrophotography for a while now. After quite a bit of experimenting with microcontrollers, motors, and pivot bases, I've come up with a mount which seems to work quite well. The overall cost was quite low, less than $30 CAD. Here's my write-up, maybe somebody else is interested in building a mount. Below is my first successful attempt at Andromeda using this mount (stacked with DSS), now I'm just sitting around waiting for clear skies again!

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/QEAj​2J  (external link) 2016-12-29 Andromeda - Final 001 (external link) by Tyler Gerritsen (external link), on Flickr

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Jan 07, 2017 13:06 as a reply to  @ Capn Jack's post |  #3

Whoops... Should be fixed now :)


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Jan 01, 2018 14:39 |  #4

Looks brilliant, any other updates to this lately? Thanks




  
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Jan 02, 2018 18:32 |  #5

Thanks! I made a few modifications, can have a look here (external link). It's worked good for my Canon 80-200, but has no hope of holding a telescope.


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