MOUNTING YOUR STARFINDER
SIMPLE MODEL

   

Step 1


1 - Print the background sky on glossy photo paper in  high resolution.
2 - Drill the center hole according to rivet or fastener used.
3 - Cut out unnecessary parts.

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Step 2

1 - Print the declination rule and hourly disc on transparency film in high resolution.
2 - Drill the center hole according to rivet or fastener used.
3 - Cut the rule of declination at your convenience (see below).
4 - Positioning on the sky background.
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Step 3


1 - Cut the hourly disc.
2 - Drill the center hole according to rivet or fastener used.
3 - Postion and center the hourly disc on the sky bacground over the declination rule.

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Step 4


1 - Assemble the starfinder with a rivet or fastener.

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Your starfinder is mounted... Turn this.

    Step 5

You have several options to dress up the back of the starfinder View on the left to the bottom of the page Print the model chosen on glossy photo paper at high resolution Cut and glue carefully on the back of the starfinder

1 - Messier Black and White (Night use).

 
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2 - Messier Color (Day use).

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3 - Caldwell Black and White (Night use).

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4 - Caldwell Color (Day use).

 

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5 - Special Goto (For the location of stars requested by the racket during the initialization of the mount).

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6 - Photographic field calculator

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Then click on the browser's back arrow at the top left.


 

Step 5 (OR)

7 - Table des champs photographiques

Clic  HERE  to build your table.
Save the file in a directory to your liking.
Launch the XLS file with Excel or Open Office
and Enable Macros.
Choose your sensor (camera or camera).
If necessary, change the focal lengths in the left column according to your equipment (Objective (s), Instrument (s), Barlow (s), Reducer (s))
Click on "Export Image"
The file is saved in the same directory.