Diy Telescope Camera Mount
The digital camera mount fastened to telescope the above image shows the digital camera mount fastened to my newtonian telescope ready to take lunar or planetary photos.
Diy telescope camera mount. You can set the speed using a microcontroller or a simple circuit. My pc runs phd2 guiding which connects to the webcam and does all the work automatically. Here is everything you will need to purchase to make a diy iphone camera mount for your telescope. She used her 280mm canon lens and i used my 600mm homemade telescope in prime focus mode.
I originally posted this in the beginning and intermediate imaging forum but i believe it probably would be better here. For detailed steps on how to build your own iphone telescope mount check out russm313s how to guide. We feel that spending hundreds of pounds on a commercial telescope mount suitable for decent astrophotography is a dull and uninteresting route to take. You mount your camera on the door then aim the hinge straight at the north star polaris.
My daughter and i set up our tripods and made pictures of the moon thanksgiving evening. So have a look below to find out how to make one of these diy camera mounts for your own phone. Im not very fast when it comes to building things. A guide camera is just a second camera on the mount which the computer can use to target a star and tell the mount to make small course corrections hurry up westward nudge north just a bit etc.
A camera kit my own focuser my own oag lots of different adapters etc but a telescope mount is a giant project compared to anything id done before. Posted in atm optics and diy forum. If you are going to try this out i recommend you install wifi camera which lets you take photos from one ios device using another. Thread the bolt through the hole in the conduit hanger and screw the nut all the way to the end and tighten.
Here at the curdridge observatory we like improve our astrophotography with a practical diy approach. Universal piggyback camera mount. Note that the wood clamp is simply tightened around the focuser. An introduction to my telescope mount.
Sorry for the double postthe last time i had a piggyback camera mount of any kind was a unique add on deal from criterion mfg. Tom how homemade equatorial mount. Telescope drawing diy telescope radio astronomy space and astronomy homemade binoculars space photography astronomical telescope astrophysics.