How to build your own digital telescope

The sky is a fascinating place, but the real interesting stuff resides far beyond the thin atmosphere. The Universe, the Milky Way and our Solar System is where it’s at. To be able to peer far out through the sky and observe the galaxy and beyond, one needs a telescope.

This Instructable follows my journey as I develop a miniture GOTO telescope. We’ll look through some of the research I perform, glimpse at my design process, observe the assembly & wiring processes, view instuctions for the software configuration and then finally step outside to scope out the cosmos.

The Micro Scope Features.

  • Raspberry Pi 4B & HQ Camera.
  • 300mm Mirror Lens.
  • Canon EOS Lens compatible.
  • NEMA 8 Geared Stepper Motors.
  • Fully GOTO with tracking.
  • GPS.
  • WiFi Enabled.
  • GT2 Belt Drive.
  • Hand Controller.
  • 3D Printed Parts.
  • Tripod.
  • OnStep Telescope Mount GOTO Controller.
  • INDI Server.
  • KStars/Ekos.

Bill Of Materials & 3D Printable Parts.

The BOM & STLs are available from Thingiverse (4708262). However, I recommend downloading The Micro Scope Build Pack as it contains extras not available from Thingiverse!


Source: The Micro Scope | a Miniture GOTO Telescope. : 41 Steps (with Pictures) – Instructables

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