“Skypod”:A Simple Sky-Tracker for Astrophotography

  • E. G. Mason
Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Most designs for camera-tracking mounts relate to the northern hemisphere and require aligning on Polaris. New Zealander Euan Mason built this camera drive which can easily be adapted for use in either hemisphere. This project requires the careful work of a craftsman, if it is to be made well enough for the accurate tracking of which it is capable. It is highly suited to the ATM with advanced woodworking skills and access to a well-equipped workshop. As Dr Mason’s photographs demonstrate, it is entirely worth the effort.


Celestial Pole Aluminium Beam Plane Table Open Star Cluster Plastic Level 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1999

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