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Old 24th of November 2012 (Sat)   #1
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Hi,

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

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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

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Old 25th of November 2012 (Sun)   #2
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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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Old 26th of November 2012 (Mon)   #3
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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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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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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/Celestron-2106...&keywords=90EQ
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