Sunset time-lapse through my 8″ f/5 GSO Newton Telescope

For the first time I tried to record a short time-lapse of the sunset through my 8″ GSO Newton telescope using my Fujifilm X-T1 camera. Not very exciting… but still nice to see the sun going down behind the clouds. The telescope was mounted on an EQ6 Syntrek with tracking enabled. In the end I just disabled the tracking mode.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 19, 2022 at 21:55 pm

Fujifilm X-T1 Car Adapter

This article is about creating a 12V car adapter for the Fujifilm X-T1 camera for longtime-exposures and time-lapses. – Recently I started to record a time-lapse with my Fujifilm X-T1. Everything was prepared. Then, after quite some time I went back to the camera to check the result. Bad news, the battery died in the meantime and the time-lapse was not completed. In order to address this problem I thought about having a different power supply for my X-T1. More precisely I thought about hooking the camera up to the 12V vehicle power or directly to a 12V car battery.

The solution turned out to be quite simple and inexpensive. All you need is:

  1. A variable DC-DC Buck Converter
  2. An adapter which replaces the camera battery
  3. A 12V car plug and some cable

Lets start…

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