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Stars Trackers

Stars Trackers

I posted these two barndoor mounts on Thiniverse a few days ago. One is manually operated while the other is motorized. Manual Stars Tracker kit: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11376   Motorized Stars Tracker kit: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10756 Since I have not that much time on my hands, I decided to merge both projects so that I can chose between the […]

First Light

First Light

I took my first picture, during the holiday, using my new motorized scotch mount. The following is a 2 minutes shot of the cygnus constellation region centered on the North America nebulae. The brigth star near the nebulae is Deneb. Camera: Canon 20Da Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4 Ultrasonic Exposure: 2 minutes at ISO1600 Mount: […]

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