Saturday, March 19, 2016

spotted the LighTrack

Learned of the Fornax Mounts LighTrack II. It is another entry in the portable tracking mount for cameras. Reminds me a mini-version of the AstroTrac, one of the first.

photograph of the Fornax tracker with polar scope

Uses a friction drive. It supports up to 10 pounds. They claim an impressive peak-to-peak unguided tracking error of around 2 arcseconds in exposures of up to 6 minutes.

This whole field is getting very interesting...

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