Barn-Door Mount Article - Some Revisions

Started Dec 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Barn-Door Mount Article - Some Revisions

For those who have been considering making a barn-door tracking mount, I have added some "Further Observations and Conclusions" to my article on construction and use of that mount. These relate to location of the camera on the top plate and in achieving a consistent, accurate tracking rate. The article can be found here:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2705562354/building-using-a-tracking-mount-for-astrophotography

If you've got some time on your hands this winter (for northern hemisphere photographers), you might consider making one of these simple trackers. They work quite well for wide-field astrophotography.

Best Regards,
Russ

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