View Full Version : Have telescope and camera.. now what?
6th of October 2008 (Mon), 10:31
Hello! I own an Orion Spaceprobe 130mm reflector 'scope and have a Canon EOS digital camera. I would like to take some photographs of the moon and /or whatever else I can find and need some help getting the camer attached to the telescope. I have a couple of eyepieces and a 2 xbarlow lens also.
I think I need a t-adapter and a tube of some sort but want to know where to get this stuff cheap! Orion's site sells a universal adapter and t-mount but they are expensive for me. Any ideas on who sells this stuff ? Any web sites that can help a beginner get some basic astrophoto skills and setup informatiom would be great also!
Thanks for the help!
6th of October 2008 (Mon), 10:35
Define cheap? I have seen T adapters for Canon EOS sell for around $20-25 here in Ontario Canada.
6th of October 2008 (Mon), 10:50
See this post:
It has some pictures of the way things connect.
6th of October 2008 (Mon), 11:07
HeyMike... after looking at jseiverts post I think I know what parts I need. Orionns web site sells the t-ring for $18.00 then another $35-$50 for the universal 1.25 adapter. So thats $53-$65 plus shipping. Do you or anyone else know where to get these components for a any less? Your 20-25 price... is that both pieces or just the T-ring?
The adapter tube is just that.. a tube with some treads on it. How is that $35.00? I can see the t-ring has to be machined to mate with camera so I would think the tube part would cost a bit less...
Thanks again for the help!
6th of October 2008 (Mon), 11:13
Jump on Ebay and search it. The T-adapter is $7 and $24 for the t mount. Now i know i called a local store to me and he said he had a kit for $22.. but i have not seen them sold as kits
6th of October 2008 (Mon), 12:05
Shane, before you invest in the adapters needed you might want to do some research and find out if a DSLR will come to focus with the manufacturer focuser on the Space Probe. It's common with Newtonians to not have enough IN-travel to reach focus. This is a major reason many people using these scopes for imaging will upgrade to a low profile focuser. I did this with my Vixen for this reason and for the improved focus control that an upgrade gives.
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