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 Post subject: astrophotography
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:11 pm 
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At last, this Christmas I got a nice present from my wife - a Meade ETX 80.
So far I have had four clear nights observing!
I am well satisfied with the 'scope.
Now i have a question.
I want a DSLR and the necessary bits to attach it to the 'scope.
I have need the most economical setup, Any help would most appreciated.
Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: astrophotography
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:10 pm 
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Hi Zeke. Saw your post in Gallery (even tough I couldn't access the pics). Does that mean you have solved your camera/adaptor requirements?

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254mm LX90 on Superwedge, WO ZS66SD, Helios 102mm f5 on EQ1, Hunter 11x80, Pentax 10x50
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 Post subject: Re: astrophotography
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:01 pm 
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Hello Brian.
No, I haven't solved my requirements yet although I have looked at a Nikon D3300 and a Canon EOS 1200D and my son is helping me search the web.
He's very good at finding things.
I am still not sure about the 'T' ring and erm the other thing.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Never worry!
Konus 500.
8x30 binos.
Canon EOS 1000F.
Tamron 80-210mm telephoto.
Fujifinepix S1000fd.
http://coriantumr.wordpress.com/
Meade ETX 80


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 Post subject: Re: astrophotography
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:05 pm 
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Brian, are you on Facebook?
If so, log in and you can view all my astro pictures.

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Konus 500.
8x30 binos.
Canon EOS 1000F.
Tamron 80-210mm telephoto.
Fujifinepix S1000fd.
http://coriantumr.wordpress.com/
Meade ETX 80


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 Post subject: Re: astrophotography
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:55 pm 
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My advice is to go for the Canon models. Reason is there is a good astro-user base for these and a good range of free/lowcost control software for astro use. For instance, have a look at "BackyardEOS" (ByEOS) and "astrophotographytools" (APT) initially.

If you get a Canon-fit T-ring you should be able to screw the camera body directly onto the (straight-through) camera fitting on the rear of your telescope flip-mirror. You probably also need an extention tube to allow the camera to reach the 'scopes focal plane correctly - I think you need to do some rough measurements to decide the correct length extention tube for your setup.

Bear in mind the weight of the camera might have some affect of your altitude drive/clutch, and the bulk of the camera probably won't allow you to swing the telescope close to the zenith.

HTH a little,

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52.3N 0.6W
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254mm LX90 on Superwedge, WO ZS66SD, Helios 102mm f5 on EQ1, Hunter 11x80, Pentax 10x50
ASI120MC Toucam Pros 740k/840k/900nc mono, Pentax K110D
Ro-Ro roof shed


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