Astro Tips

If you've ever wondered whether it's possible to use a Meade CCD or SBIG ST4 autoguider with a Celestron is: here is a document that describes my experience at working out how, seeing as no one at Meade or Celestron or on the newsgroups could tell me at the time, although that was in 1998.

The tracking platform shown on the equipment page is really very simple and is capable of taking quite impressive photos. The stepper motor driver circuit board is a key element - I bought mine as a kit from Oately Electronics in Sydney.

And by way of encouragement, here is just one of my more impressive mistakes...