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My astronomy project:
Repair of Star Adventurer mount (and a look inside)


  1. Overview of the parts and an inside look for broken parts
  2. Adjustment of worm gear and gearbox
  3. Will it work after this repair and adjustment?
  4. Complement with a tripod
  5. Complement with a light weight holder
  6. Polar Align
  7. Travel kit
  8. Dithering ?
  9. Red Dot Finder
  10. Test photo on M31 and M45
  11. Soldering mini USB contact

I take no responsibility or liability for what are written here, you use the information on your own risk!

4: Complement with a tripod

The Star Adventure needs a steady tripod, more than a normal tripod for photo.


Luckily my friend Robert had an steady tripod that I could borrow.

Tripod head

I had to tighten the friction screws to the hinges. The head of the tripod has a bolt to attach it to the instrument.

Tripod bolt

The bolts diameter is too far big for the Star Adventure. I don't want to destroy anything on the tripod, I have too replace it with a 3/8" bolt.

3/8" bolt and washer

Here is the new 3/8" bolt with it's washer.

Tripod with Star Adventure and Canon 6D camera and Sigma 150mm f2.8 lens

Here how it looks with the Star Adventure, Canon 6D camera and Sigma 150mm f2.8 lens attached. The tripod is very steady and light weight.

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