Discover the treasures of the night sky and learn how to capture and process lunar, planetary, wide field and deep sky objects. OctansLab is based in South East Queensland, Australia and without a permanent imaging setup, all the astrophotography gear used has to be portable. The telescopes including a William Optics GT71 refractor, a William Optics GTF102mm refractor, a Borg55FL and a Celestron RASA8. The tracking mount used is currently an Avalon Instruments M Zero.
OctansLab also designs & fabricates 3D printed parts and accessories for telescopes, tracking mounts and astrophotography cameras to extend the usability of the equipment.
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From the Blog
3D printed bracket to attach an Orion 50mm guidescope to the Star Adventurer mount.
3D printed bracket to attach a Polemaster to the Avalon Instruments M Zero.
A new 50mm f3.8 (190mm FL) guidescope for the Avalon Instruments M-zero mount with 3D printed rings.
The Borg55FL f3.6 refractor and ASI183MM astrophotography camera on the Avalon Instruments M Zero mount.
First light for the Borg 55FL astrograph on the M Zero mount imaging NGC6888 in hydrogen alpha
Configuring the M Zero mount for the William Optics GTF102mm f6.9 refractor and ASI294MC astrophotography camera.