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gratchie
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Nov 24, 2012 09:29 |  #1

Hi,

I wanted to get a telescope for the hubby, was thinking of something like this:

http://www.amazon.com ...e=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKI​KX0DERexternal link

Is it possible to attach a camera to telescopes like this? What kind of adapter should I get? He's got a 60D.

thanks,

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Nov 25, 2012 18:30 |  #2

I don't know much about that scope but my biggest concern would be if it could hold the weight of a camera body attached to the back and if the focus tube would allow the camera to focus. Looks like it takes standard 1.25" eyepieces, so you'd need a 1.25" t-adapter and a t-ring specific for Canon EOS. The t-ring would connect to the camera body like a lens would connect, the t-adapter would screw into the t-ring and the other end would slide into the telescope.

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Again, I don't know if that scope would hold the weight of the camera or if he could even focus the image on the camera, but I believe those two pieces I linked to above would allow you to connect a 60D. Any pictures you take with this scope are going to be limited to those of the moon or maybe planets.




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Nov 26, 2012 17:14 as a reply to atmenterprises's post |  #3

This scope is really for visual use only, if he was able to attach his camera I believe it would be an exercise in frustration. Even a low end, decent quality scope for astro photography is going to cost a lot more.




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Nov 28, 2012 20:51 as a reply to the jimmy's post |  #4

That scope has a 900mm focal length. Without any tracking, all you can really take pictures of is the moon, maybe some planets. I think that scope is more for viewing than astrophotography. But that doesn't mean he wouldn't like it!;) Half of learning astrophotography is learning astronomy.


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Nov 28, 2012 20:59 |  #5

I ended up getting him this model instead. It's got an equitorial mount so I hope this works out better...

http://www.amazon.com ...7925&sr=1-1&keywords=90EQexternal link


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