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December 23, 2012 9:02 AM
I have been looking at solar tracker for measuring solar radiation and they are at an outrageous Price. For eg. This
solar tracker is $19,000. There are others that are around $29,000. It's crazy price
The astronomy industry has been making 2 axis trackers at extremely low prices. Trackers that can pinpoint and track a galaxy that you cannot even see without a telescope.
What am I missing? Can someone explain to me why is there such a huge price difference?
December 24, 2012 4:26 AM
The "Solar Tracker" is made to leave outside in the elements.
An astronomical mounting is not , though you could modify one to be more "Element" (Rain/heat/Ice) usable.
December 24, 2012 10:23 AM
It's a lot easier to guide on a very small (few pixel) spot like a bright star than it is a big, extremely bright blob like the sun. Note that this is guiding. "Tracking" doesn't follow anything in the sky; it just turns at the appropriate rate to follow where the object should be in the sky.
There are two types of "black holes": one in the sky where celestial matter gets lost and never gets full and one next to your telescope that you dump money into and never gets full.
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