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November 18, 2016 AT 11:17 am

Raspberry Pi Astrophotography #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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TJ “Lifetime tinkerer” Emsley decided to try attaching a Raspberry Pi and Camera Module to a newly adopted Tasco 45X refractor telescope. They added a $10 USB shield, wireless NIC, and the usual setup components, and the project was underway.

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TJ designed and 3D-printed a mount and bracket; the files are available on Thingiverse for those interested in building their own. The two-part design allows for use with various telescopes, thanks to an adjustable eyepiece adapter. A Pi Zero fits onto the bracket, the Pi camera snug to the eyepiece, and the build is ready.

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