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Title: Equatorial telescope Mount motorisation with ARDUNO and stepper
Post by: quoy on Nov 07, 2019, 05:56 pm
youtube video link to a short description of how i've modified a manual equatorial telescope mount with arduino + stepper + driver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV0ZL7fL6-U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV0ZL7fL6-U)
Title: Re: Equatorial telescope Mount motorisation with ARDUNO and stepper
Post by: wolframore on Apr 01, 2020, 05:02 pm
Magnifique, very nice. Do you take pictures with this?
Title: Re: Equatorial telescope Mount motorisation with ARDUNO and stepper
Post by: quoy on Apr 28, 2020, 01:12 pm
sorry for late answer. this was a modification for my son. he uses this mount for naked eye observation & with a 150/700 newton reflector . but it could be easily used with a camera on it . take a look on an other DIY mount in the same rubric.
Title: Re: Equatorial telescope Mount motorisation with ARDUNO and stepper
Post by: wolframore on Apr 28, 2020, 08:06 pm
I used to be very active with an astronomy group and we loved dobsonian telescopes.  I'm sure you could easily adapt this for an alt azimuth mount.  Keep up the good work, my favorite is the Orion nebula.
Title: Re: Equatorial telescope Mount motorisation with ARDUNO and stepper
Post by: quoy on Jun 22, 2020, 01:59 pm
I used to be very active with an astronomy group and we loved dobsonian telescopes.  I'm sure you could easily adapt this for an alt azimuth mount.  Keep up the good work, my favorite is the Orion nebula.
i've made a dobsonian telescope  based on a 300/1500 skywatcher newton.
here 2 youtube videos of the project:

dobson buiding:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcTPAftXxKU&t=6s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcTPAftXxKU&t=6s)
first test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkdU0HFKLo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkdU0HFKLo)

now i'm on an ARDUINO heavy GOTO mount for the 300/1500 newton ( dobsonian mount is a provisory mount to be able to use the newton until the heavy mount is ready .)

the overal idea of the project is to use an ARDUINO uno  with SD card reader to have the NGC objects coordinates fille, connected to 2 NEMA 23 stepper motors through CNC drivers and using an I2C Human/machine interface with matrix keyboard + Joystick + LCD screen.
the hardware and software interface is working, now i have to achieve the mechanical parts .



Title: Re: Equatorial telescope Mount motorisation with ARDUNO and stepper
Post by: TheUNOGuy on Jul 10, 2020, 10:15 am
Looks like this is my part of the Forum :)

Cause I have a good interest in Arduino and Astronomy and I want to work with them together