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
RECENT ASTROPHOTOGRAPHSUnder the night sky with OctansLab - Wide field, deepsky, planetary and lunar images from Queensland, Australia View more images in the gallery
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ASIair 12v-5v DC converter 3D printed adapter bracket
Designing and 3D printing an adapter bracket for the ASIair 12v-5v DC converter.
Widefield astrophotography with the ASI294 MC Pro and Olympus 50mm OM lens
Wide field astrophotography using the ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro and vintage Olympus 50mm OM lens
PHD2 Guiding with Star Adventurer Mount
Setting up PHD2 for RA only guiding with a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer mount & William Optics GT71 telescope.
William Optics GT71 with WO Field Flattener 6A2
Configuring the WO Field Flattener 6A2 and William Optics GT71 telescope
Planetary nebula astrophotography with William Optics GFT102 & ASI294MC Pro
My first serious attempt at imaging M57, the famous “Ring Nebula” with the Williams Optics GTF102mm f6.9 flat filed telescope, a 2X Televue Powermate and a “one shot colour” astrophotography CCD camera in the imaging train.The planetary nebula was imaged from a...
Astrophotography with the ASI294MC Pro one shot colour camera
Capturing the Sculpture Galaxy & M17 with a William Optics GTF102mm telescope and ASI294Mc Pro camera