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.
3D PRINTING IN ASTRONOMYBespoke, lightweight, tough adapters, mounting brackets & accessories
From the Blog
Configuring the M Zero mount for the William Optics GTF102mm f6.9 refractor and ASI294MC astrophotography camera.
Design & 3D printing an adapter bracket to attach an ASI294MC Pro camera to a Star Adventurer mount: 3D printing for astronomy
Design & 3D printing an adapter bracket to attach a PoleMaster to an Avalon Instruments M-Zero mount : 3D printing for astronomy
Wide field astrophotography of the Virgo galaxy region using a Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens & ASI183MM Pro.
Markarian’s Chain galaxy cluster – Fourth floor balcony astrophotography from inner city Brisbane using the ASI183 mono camera/William Optics GT71 controlled via the ASIair.
M57 & M5 – Fourth floor balcony astrophotography from inner city Brisbane setting up the ASI183 mono camera to work with the ASIair and William Optics GT71 telescope.