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)
Good quality for a fair price ~ highly recommended
Lens and Chip for guider
Parts were perfect.
Again, I will give my opinion on the OpenAstroTracker design and how it is implemented. It 's a great design and a lot of expertise is gone in to it. It uses state of the art technology, the electronics, the printed parts and of course digital cameras. Ten years ago, this was something you could only dream of! It has also the potential of a great educational program, but here it could be better organised. Some explanations, e.g. the Calibration and uploading of the firmware are confusing and not clear at all for beginners. And I am still looking for the printing files of the polar alignment pieces....where is the reference?
For me, as for most of us it is a hobby. It started in 1957 and since then I followed the course of the planets in the sky from Europe and the several tropical countries I used to live and work. Occasionally I employed a small telescope, but the lack of a drive and GoTo limited extensive use.
But now it comes all together: the OpenAstroTracker, my scientific digital photography and the fact that I have now an accessible flat rooftop on my house. I think the OpenAstroTracker came just in time for me!
Order fulfillment was excellent. Very timely and Fabian assisted me with any questions. Parts are very high quality and clean. I don't think I could have gotten this quality and that price with local services. Got some bonus parts I was not expecting! Good value. Worth the wait and shipping cost.
No complaints. As advertised.
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