I have got a telescope, model Greenkat 11-45E D=114 and F=1200. I am
trying to take pictures of planets. I have had an adaptor
profesionally made to attach my Canon manual slr camera in lieu of
the eyepiece. All I can focus on is the mirror at the bottom! Can
anyone help me with a suitable solution?
- Hi there Paul
Take a look at 'Widescreen'. They sell a number of 'adaptors'
to 'connect an 'SLR' camera to a Telescope.
If you have a 'Pentax Screw' thread on your SLR, they have an
'eyepiece adaptor' which will slip any 1.25" eyepiece( EXCEPT such as a 40mm
Super Plossl 3000
eyepiece which is just 'too long'!) inside the adaptor to give
your 'Camera' an 'observers eye view' of the object you wish to photograph.
I do not know if anyone makes an adaptor for 2" eyepieces, but you can
get 'rings' to adapt the Pentax Screw ('male thread') of the adaptor to, for
a 'T-mount'. This adapting 'bush' is also available from 'Widescreen'.
For more info, see the uk.sci.astronomy newsgroup.
Hope this helps
----- Original Message -----
From: "pauls_sailing" <paulflower@...>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 1:24 PM
Subject: [skymap] Photographing stars
> I have got a telescope, model Greenkat 11-45E D=114 and F=1200. I am
> trying to take pictures of planets. I have had an adaptor
> profesionally made to attach my Canon manual slr camera in lieu of
> the eyepiece. All I can focus on is the mirror at the bottom! Can
> anyone help me with a suitable solution?
> Paul Flower
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