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Posted by Chris Pinto on November 4, 2008 05:20:41 UTC

Hi there,

Let me start by saying "hello"! :)

First thing's first.....See if there is some kind of adapter for your camera....Try checking places like www.oriontel.com, or some place like that. I have an old Minolta SLR camera, and I had to look for a T-Ring adapter. This is a ring that screws onto my camera (in place of the lens), and allows me to hook up to my Meade LX10 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope. You may also need an adapter tube, as well.???

If there is something like that for your camera, you're basically good to go.

If not, you can still enjoy astrophotography by using the piggy-back method. ie: A bracket is mounted to the top of the telescope, and the camera mounts to this bracket. It's not the same as using the telescope as your "lens", but, if all else fails, it may be the only method you have.

Even though I have a few digital cameras, I'm not a huge fan of using CCD / Digital cameras for my deep sky photos, therefore, I'm not as knowledgeable as some others may be. (at least in this area)

But, hopefully, this helps you a little bit? :)

Chris

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