I am making this thread at the request of a few UK members of this forum.
I mainly do landscape photography but recently have found myself looking at more and more astronomy and celestial images so I decided I would like to have a go myself. From the research I have done I have found that it can be quite expensive so I decided I would have a go at making my own barn door Tracker. If it works and I find I like astrophotgraphy then I will probably invest in proper gear designed for the purpose.
I decided to follow Gary Seroniks plans here:
So I won't go into great detail about the basics. All I will say is that I made it with a few hand tools I had around the house and a lot of patience. I have no work shop, garage or work bench.
My main problem was sourcing materials in the UK. Most of which I sourced on ebay and local DIY stores such as B&Q, after some research.
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3na1/12083293774/
I will post more when I have the time. The tracker is now finished and undergoing testing with regards to weight etc….