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?

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

Your Answer

 
discard

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.