Astronomy need not be expensive! Even the modest do-it-yourself (DIY) equipment will produce outputs comparable (and I must say, in certain instances, better) to commercially available counterparts. With access to the right tools, it is possible to create working prototypes from scratch!

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Building prototypes from scratch

Feel free to browse through some of my DIY astronomy projects!

Ultra-Portable Tracker Setup
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DIY Stepper Controller using Arduino

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Canon 450D DSLR Modification (Baader BCF and Peltier Cooling)

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Canon 1100D DSLR Modification

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Canon 1000D (Rebel XS) DSLR Modification (Baader BCF)

Canon 1000D Rebel XS DSLR Modification (11)

DIY Phone Camera-To-Telescope Adapter
phone camera to telescope adapter

Logitech 4000/3000 SC1 Modification (Serial Port)

DIY Guide Camera (Logitech 4000 SC 1 modification) (2)

Logitech 4000/3000 SC1 Modification (Parallel Port)

DIY Autoguider: Home-Built Autoguider Project 

DIY Cable Release

DIY Dew Heater

DIY Field Battery

Improved Field Battery

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Autoguider Project

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DIY Serial-to-Parallel Port Adapter

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How to Construct a Filter Cell

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Timing Astronomical Events Using CHDK

Canon S3IS point-and-shoot camera modified for astrophotography

Improvised Clock Drive Project

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Reviving a 22-year-old Kenko NES tracking mount

KenkoNES (1)

Universal Camera Adapter

EtenyAdapter3 (2)

The Minerva-Phoenix Telescope

Push-To Telescope

Counterweight

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Solar Shades

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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