DIY tracking mount..
harry cannoli wrote:
Years and years ago I picked up a cheap 4.5" Newtonian. IQ was quite poor, I quickly tired of it. I tired of it, but I never threw it away, I put in storage (outside storage). The mount still worked, but the motor and electronics were fried. I removed the motor, disassembled and cleaned it. Once I did that I tested it, it worked. Woo Yay..
Getting this thing to work is a good project. I've had nothing but cloudy skies for the past ten days. Nothing better to do.
Here's as far as I've gotten..
Here's what's next..
- Properly mount pan/tilt head
- Place mount on camera tripod
- Grab some stuff from my junk drawer (junk room) and put together battery operated, adjustable, regulated power supply.
- If motor doesn't cut it, replace with stepper (more torque, tighter control).-- hide signature --
I plan on taking the whole mess out this weekend and doing some "Proof of Concept" work. If I can get 10 seconds at 400mm I'll be very, very happy.
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