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here it is folks. My second shot using my newly made barndoor tracker. I was able to get the rosette as well as a very slight hint of Barnards Loop which im pretty stoked about!

7 subs w/ 5 darks

120sec @ f3.8

iso 800

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here's the tracker per request

http://stargazerslounge.com/diy-astronomer/132439-first-barn-door-tracker.html

AND I modified it today with a homemade scope so I can easily align with polaris and added a light so I can read the tracking gear. so check it out!

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Awesome results. Seriously, if you want a cash stream these will sell to those of us who don't know a hammer from a spanner :(

haha that is true. I'll think about :). I'd certainly like to refine my mount before i even think about asking around though :p

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Great image. I remember making a barn door tracker when I was a kid, after seeing the design in an ancient copy of 'Sky and Telescope'. They really work!

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very, I recently moved from Vermont to Oregon. theres a bit more light pollution here but I'm thinking I'll have to break the set up out again for some winter showings.

Great thread to be bumped up, I am in the process of building the hinge tracker a.k.a "No-wood barn door tracker" :D

In the image above you mentioned the exposure time, is that per shot or the total for the 7 shots?

Thanks!

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Great thread to be bumped up, I am in the process of building the hinge tracker a.k.a "No-wood barn door tracker" ;)

In the image above you mentioned the exposure time, is that per shot or the total for the 7 shots?

Thanks!

thats 120 seconds each exposure so a total of 840 seconds when stacked.

here's two more pictures I never posted because i didn't get what i really wanted.

http://stargazerslounge.com/imaging-widefield-special-events-comets/163673-forgot-post-these.html#post2027105

here's some links to other stuff i shot with the barn door tracker if you haven't seen it. Forgive me boosting my threads, I just want others to take a go at the barn door mounts.

http://stargazerslounge.com/imaging-deep-sky/139695-clear-skies-first-m51.html

http://stargazerslounge.com/imaging-widefield-special-events-comets/137109-widefieldish-m81-group.html

http://stargazerslounge.com/imaging-widefield-special-events-comets/137516-tonights-shots.html

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Awesome results. Seriously, if you want a cash stream these will sell to those of us who don't know a hammer from a spanner :(

What? A spanner's NOT a hammer? :o

Great project and thanks for sharing the detailed photos. And the result is great.

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