Full GoTo & ASCOM functionality
Make your entry into astrophotography easy, let OAT find targets for you
Complete Kit of all the non-printed parts to build an OpenAstroTracker. If you need Threaded Inserts for the _TI version of the printed parts, add ...View full details
A pre-crimped 10 pin ribbon cable to connect a LCD shield to the MKS's EXP1 port. Comes with a 10-pin Dupont cable attached so you just have to co...View full details
All screws and nuts for assembling an OpenAstroMount. Screws are either 8.8/10.9 zink plated or A2 stainless. 4x M3x6 30x M3x10 100x M3x12 200x ...View full details
A standard LCD shield suitable for Arduino Mega or MKS (with the ribbon cable)
When I was in Curacao last year to do my period of coral reef research, I found the Open Astro Tracker by chance when surfing on the internet during the evening hours. I was instantly seized by the concept. By training I'm a medical biologist, but an amateur astronomer as well. Besides that, as a parallel career I did coral reef research for more than 40 years. And even more so, now that I am retired with my 77 years of age. During the covid lockdowns in my country I designed and build a 143mm Coude Cassegrain and for that I need a sturdy mount. And that's how the OpenAstrotracker came into view. I decided to build the the Tracker first - for the much needed experience. And construct the Open AstroMount later. For that I had to learn how to work with a 3D-printer - I'm totally ignorant in that field. So I purchased a DIY 3D printer kit and somehow managed to get it working. The large wheel was to large to print, so that's why I ordered it. I't is of excellent design, and now that all parts have been printed, I can appreciate the neatness and finish of the large wheel. Now I'm struggling with the electronics. So far, I did not succeed in building the firmware for the board. In this respect I'm also a complete ignorant. Maybe I should invoke some help. For this Tracker I have a Canon Mark II 5D camera and a Canon EOS 60D camera and some old objectives at my disposal.
But my goal is to build the Open AstroMount for my telecope. As a base I have a sturdy column of aluminium and steel on my flat roof top.
In short, I admire all the people involved in the design of these wonderful mounts and I hope they will continue their good work!
10-pin ribbon cable for MKS/LCD
Was delivered very fast, and the ring is printed in very high quality!
Great quality part and a big improvement to my build.
Ring was in good shape and packaging ensured one piece delivery.
Stiffness is vastly improved over three pieces own print.
Highly recommended as an upgrade.
Well packed, well sorted all items.
I would have ordered the full OAT kit if it wasn't sold out.
exactly what i ordered. great service, would do it again in a heartbeat ;-)
OpenAstroGuider - Hardware only
Nice project, challenging but cool af
Fast packaging after ordering, fast delivery. All parts packed separately and the must-have gift :)
I can recommend!
fast delivery well packaged lens
Simple to build, quality parts, just waiting for the clouds to clear...
It's way more convenient than getting the individual items and have to deal with late deliveries. Get all needed items in one go and start right away.
The OAT was easy to assemble, shows very good workmanship and design and is well documented and relatively easy to get up and running quickly.
With access to software features that every mount should have by default these days, and a demonstration of the awesome power of open source hardware, OAT has taken me and my partner's astrophotography exploration to a whole new level and brought us a great deal of good experiences in the short time we have been deploying it and using it.
Fabian and the whole community of OAT are very helpful and engaging and have provided clear instructions for assembly, setup and getting good results out of OAT as quickly as possible.
We love the project and are big time supporters of more to come.