DIY rock-solid tripod for solar eclipse photography

Post Reply
Dmitry
The Sun?
The Sun?
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2023 9:17 am
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 8 times

DIY rock-solid tripod for solar eclipse photography

Post by Dmitry »

During the lockdown of 2020, I designed a stable and compact tripod, which allows for precise polar alignment. The tripod consists of readily available components (except one). It is very convenient for transportation. Its weight is only 4 kg. Being disassembled, the tripod occupies a volume of only approximately 60x10x5 cm. Thus, it is well-suited for expeditions to remote regions of the Earth, such as observing solar eclipses.

In the article, I will provide detailed assembly instructions for the tripod so that anyone interested can replicate and use it:
https://dmitrykolesnikov.com/2023/07/28 ... od-en.html

The first version of the tripod with tracker, gimbal head, and camera attached. Chile, December 13, 2020.
The first version of the tripod with tracker, gimbal head, and camera attached. Chile, December 13, 2020.
T-tripod-photo-small.jpg (229.74 KiB) Viewed 1592 times

I hope that this design can be useful for the community. I will gladly answer questions, read comments, and consider suggestions.


christian viladrich
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 2200
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:46 pm
Location: France
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2783 times
Contact:

Re: DIY rock-solid tripod for solar eclipse photography

Post by christian viladrich »

Very nice idea. Thanks for sharing !


Christian Viladrich
Co-author of "Planetary Astronomy"
http://planetary-astronomy.com/
Editor of "Solar Astronomy"
http://www.astronomiesolaire.com/
User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 43175
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Has thanked: 21723 times
Been thanked: 11065 times
Contact:

Re: DIY rock-solid tripod for solar eclipse photography

Post by marktownley »

Nice design and welcome to the forum!


Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!
Post Reply