I'm still relatively new to amateur astronomy, and I would like to get into astrophotography. I've looked at different equatorial mounts, and I think I like the benefits of fork mounts. I'd like to design one that can be adjusted to fit a few different scopes and probably a camera with large lens. The way I would do this is by making various adapters, and possibly allowing the fork width to be changed.

As I have never done this before, what issues should I expect to encounter, especially with regard to tracking accuracy?

  • $\begingroup$ I'd recommend a fixed-width fork for strength and stability, with as many inner-adapters as needed for smaller telescopes. $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Aug 9 '18 at 16:04

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