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Old 04-10-2019, 08:41 PM
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DIY H/duty Tracker

How hard would it be to make a tracker that is capable of 15-20kgs?
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barn door style tracker?
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Old 26-11-2019, 01:55 PM
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Easy. My equatorial platform for my dob handles 20kg no problem, can put dob or sufficiently shirt tripod on it ( centre of gravity position limitation). OK for 20 second unguided exposures at 1200mm focal length. Longer exposure OK at shorter focal length I guess but haven't tried. Up to about 50 minutes tracking between platform resets.
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Old 29-11-2019, 09:51 AM
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Why do you need a tracker to hold 15-20kgs?

Trackers are meant to be portable and light I thought.

Your going to need a substantial mount to handle that kind of weight.

EQ6-R I think would just be able to handle that kind of payload.

I'm curious as to what you plan to use on this tracker ?
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Old 29-11-2019, 10:28 AM
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Poncet type mount??
https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/a...rial-platform/
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Old 29-11-2019, 12:13 PM
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Here's my equatorial dob platform.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xUUM4AutMw92scw88

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3KC2yyBygusAFH5a9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/B9PBepABLmAxxukB6

And carrying its usual payload:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/XG6sya3K8VKNGuro6
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Why do you need a tracker to hold 15-20kgs?

Trackers are meant to be portable and light I thought.

Your going to need a substantial mount to handle that kind of weight.

EQ6-R I think would just be able to handle that kind of payload.

I'm curious as to what you plan to use on this tracker ?
I would like to be future ready with a large newt and decent camera The 15 - 20 kgs is just a number i put out there but a good large newt is around 18kg
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:17 PM
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