Re: New-Member: Megrez 80 + DC + E.P. questions
- Hi Daniel;
That's very informative info, and it will definately help me with
future work with the Nikon Coolpix995.
Do you by any chance have a photo of your manual-shutter release
Looking forward to your 995 digipics, just keep them coming!
What 2" E.P.'s are you currently reviewing for possible purchase?
As for the kit(Scopetronix) to couple the 995 to E.P's, will it work
with both 2" & 1.25" E.P.'s???
thanks & ciao,
- The Scopetronix kit I use most is specific for 1.25" eyepieces--it
works with most brands of Plossl eyepieces, for example. I doubt
that there will be much advantage of a 2-inch eyepiece compared with
Plossls for photography with the Megrez. I also have an adapter that
allows me to photograph with a TeleVue Radian--these expensive, large-
sized 1.25" eyepieces fit into an adapter sold by Scopetronix; the
adapter then fits into a 2" barrel, whereas the Digi-T system (which
fits 1.25" Plossls and many other 1.25" eyepieces) lets you put the
eyepiece into the 1.25" focuser just as you would usually use that
I don't currently have a photo of the shutter-release device, but
the next time I'm out photographing I'll remember to take one.
I'm pretty early in the 2-inch eyepiece hunt. I spent most of the
last 3 months concentrating on Mars with my 10-inch Meade LX200GPS
scope, and most of the last year climbing the steep learning curve of
astrophotography. Photography can be very time-consumeing, so I
haven't yet had the time to spend at the eyepiece that I would like.
The eyepiece sold by Astrobuffet.com looks interesting.
--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "scopacanoe"
> Hi Daniel;work
> That's very informative info, and it will definately help me with
> future work with the Nikon Coolpix995.
> Do you by any chance have a photo of your manual-shutter release
> Looking forward to your 995 digipics, just keep them coming!
> What 2" E.P.'s are you currently reviewing for possible purchase?
> As for the kit(Scopetronix) to couple the 995 to E.P's, will it
> with both 2" & 1.25" E.P.'s???
> thanks & ciao,
Yes, I got the 2" 4x powermate specifically for astrophotography of
the moon. With the Megrez, it gives me a full frame moon. Which allows
me to get 20" x 13" prints. Which is really exciting. The 2" is
therefore vital. I am also planning on a 2x 2" powermate or an AP
Photo-Visual barlow 2x for more general photography and viewing. I
will post the images up when I have developed and finished working on
them! Best of luck!