Now published!

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Proudly presenting: the OpenAstroTracker

Many days and nights have been spend in CAD, papers full of calculations, frustration over code. Hours out in the cold for calibration and testing. Kilos and kilos of filament wasted. Incredible amounts of coffee consumed. But it’s finally finished, the bugs are removed and everything is working. I am incredibly proud to present you this project and that i’m able to give something back to the amazing 3D printing community. 

Some specs:

Long and heavy lenses supported

Widefield? DSO’s? No problem! Take that 500mm lens that you could never use!

Find your targets easily​

Unseen in DSLR mounts: integrated GoTo!

Target the whole sky

Full 180° movement in every direction

Long exposures

Tracking times comparable to commercial trackers are possible

It is my love for both the open-source community and astronomy that made me decide to make my projectfiles publicly available instead of selling them. I strongly believe that others can find different purposes for this device that i couldnt even think of. So i dont want any progress or innovation be locked behind a paywall or strict licensing. 

However, not everyone has access to a 3D printer or is willing to spend over 60 hours printing parts. I want to sell the tracker as a printed kit, so if youre interested in buying one head over to this page: openastrotech.com/products/