If you can't afford it, make it!

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cheddarman Senior Member • Posts: 1,317
If you can't afford it, make it!
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As an 83yo pensioner here in the UK, I, like all state pensioners, have no spare money to "waste" on a hobby so I got inventive.

As a beginner in astrophotography, finding my target posed the biggest challenge. I had already invested in Polar Scope Align Pro but to get the camera accurately aligned to it was my problem.

So I have made a "mount" that locks into the hot shoe on my RX10M4 with a tray into which I can clip my smart phone.

Last night I was pleasantly surprised at just how accurate it was when I "aligned" Andromeda via the App, looked in the scope and there it was, even at 300mm.

Bit rough but it works🤣🤣 (have I posted this before?)

Sony RX10 IV
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