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Category: astrophotography

Robotics | IoT

Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope

The PiKon telescope is an open source, 3D printed, raspberry pi telescope suppoted by a growing community of amateur scientists.
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New Project: Hinge Sky Tracker for Astrophotography

This sky tracking platform matches the eath’s rotation in the simplest way possible. A basic regulator circuit powers a DC gear-head motor, which turns a pair of gears that engage a curved length of threaded rod, and makes the hinge open at the correct…

How to Detect Killer Asteroids

Monitor the skies to spot asteroids and help save the Earth from annihilation by interplanetary projectiles.
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6 DIY Star Trackers for Perfect Night Sky Photos

To photograph the stars, you need a gadget that can track the revolving night sky in a perfectly timed arc. Otherwise all you’ll see is streaks and blurs.
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New Project: How to Capture Breathtaking Time-lapses of the Night Sky

Learn how to capture the night sky — in motion! — with this complete tutorial covering camera settings, night shooting tips, image editing, and video production. Read more on MAKE