$2.00 Wired Release from Found Objects....

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$2.00 Wired Release from Found Objects....
Jan 11, 2013

I'm not posting any astro pics yet.... sorry to disappoint.   But I have just borrowed an old AC driven German equatorial mount ( from The Criterion Dynascope RV-6 Telescope ) and will be refurbishing the slip clutch which allows you reposition the scope.   Unfortunately the clutch slips occasionally so the drive motor is not engaged at random intervals.   Easy fix, but ruins the photos....

ANYWAY....  I realized last night a needed a wired remote to activate the shutter.   In looking around the garage I had an old earpiece from a 2004 Blackberry ( 3/32" stereo cable ), the outer plastic sleeve from a hypodermic syringe ( don't ask! ) and a $2 pushbutton toggle switch from Radio Shack.

Pressing the button partway triggers the shutter.   Pressing it all the way, of course, toggles the shutter on / off - which is great for Bulb mode or continuous shooting.   Plus if "feels good in the hand."

MacGyver, eat your heart out!

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