Unlike most DIY projects this one won’t come cheap, but if you’ve always yearned for that ever elusive “perfect” light painting orb, then photographer Hugo Baptista has a solution for you. All you need to replicate his results is a Meade DS-2000 telescope mount, a drill, an LED strip with a wireless controller, and a piece of wood.

Hugo goes into detail on construction and use of the rig over at DIYPhotography, but the final product should look more or less like this:

And here are some examples of the perfect light painting orbs that the rig promises to yield:

(via DIYPhotography)


Image credits: Photographs by Hugo Baptista and used with permission

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