We have an old aluminum tripod that I mounted this on to make it easier to work with. That way I don’t have to change it back and forth with my Camera. I am NOT lazy, I just wanted to be able to use my tripod and camera elsewhere while this thingy was doing it’s thing.
This photo shows my first experiments with the Barn Door Star Tracker. This photo was taken at 4 minutes out in my driveway looking straight up through the trees. Lots of light pollution in my neighborhood but the photo does not show any star trails. When we photograph with our Cameras in Glacier National Park (as the first photo) we can only keep the shutter open for about 15 to 20 seconds before we start getting star trails. At 30 seconds we begin to get oblong stars…….. Can’t wait until I get a clear night to go out to Glacier and try some 8 minute or more exposures!!!
If you get the urge to build yourself a Barn Door Star Tracker, I highly recommend this one. If you have any questions that I might be able to help you with, please Contact Me !!!