Instructables user DentDentArthurDent builds and integrates an Arduino-powered star-finder with a small reflecting telescope, to easily find the galaxies, nebulae and clusters that he wanted to observe.
Traditional methods of finding objects in the night sky (using charts, maps, following constellations) are slow and require experience, and motorised ‘Go-To’ telescopes are very expensive. This project finds a happy medium between the two. Clear night skies are not common, so using this Arduino star-finder allows you to make the most of your precious viewing time.
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