Diy Telescope Camera Mount
My daughter and i set up our tripods and made pictures of the moon thanksgiving evening.
Diy telescope camera mount. Tom how homemade equatorial mount. Note that the wood clamp is simply tightened around the focuser. 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. We feel that spending hundreds of pounds on a commercial telescope mount suitable for decent astrophotography is a dull and uninteresting route to take.
My pc runs phd2 guiding which connects to the webcam and does all the work automatically. 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. Im not very fast when it comes to building things. You can set the speed using a microcontroller or a simple circuit.
For my 1982. Telescope drawing diy telescope radio astronomy space and astronomy homemade binoculars space photography astronomical telescope astrophysics. 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. 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.
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. An introduction to my telescope mount. Universal piggyback camera mount.
Thread the bolt through the hole in the conduit hanger and screw the nut all the way to the end and tighten. Posted in atm optics and diy forum. Discover ideas about telescope drawing. She used her 280mm canon lens and i used my 600mm homemade telescope in prime focus mode.
You mount your camera on the door then aim the hinge straight at the north star polaris. 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. Here at the curdridge observatory we like improve our astrophotography with a practical diy approach.