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Mark is the creator of the PiKon telescope. A 3D printed, Raspberry Pi powered astro-cam. He's also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society.

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  • Markwrig commented on Markwrig's instructable PiKon Telescope5 months ago
    PiKon Telescope

    Hi,It is something we are looking at, so please have a go. In computer terms, the Pi is on very light duty and taking a photo with the Pi camera is something the Zero could easily do.From our point of view, Pi Zeros are hard to come by in quantity so we'd think hard before supplying them. But the cost of the standard Pi is slowly going up, making the project more expensive. If you do try, please let us know how you get on.Best wishes - Mark

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  • Markwrig commented on Markwrig's instructable PiKon Telescope6 months ago
    PiKon Telescope

    http://pikon.online/spare-parts/23-full-printed-kit-with-pi.htmlThe Pi is in a commercially available case and clipped to the spider. If you need one, please let me know. Pretty much any case can be mounted on the spider.

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  • Markwrig commented on Markwrig's instructable PiKon Telescope6 months ago
    PiKon Telescope

    I think we could do a bit better. I just tried lining the tube with a black velvet sticky back plastic. That improved the contrast a lot.

    I'm not sure. The main difference is that the Pi camera would have to be a little bit further away from the mirror.

    I like that idea!

    It's a5 inch extractor fan ventilator.

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  • Markwrig commented on Markwrig's instructable PiKon Telescope6 months ago
    PiKon Telescope

    Thanks for your encouraging comment. You seem to have a history in astronomy that goes back as far as my interests in photography. The idea behind the project was to show what could be done on the cheap with new technologies like the Pi and 3D printing. I now work with a 3D printing company who also make 3D printers and do laser cutting. We've been taking about PiKon 2 exactly on the lines you suggest.

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