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Re: CCD Help Needed

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Posted by Robert May on February 4, 2000 18:59:05 UTC

Yes. You will want to get an adapter from the C or CS mount of the CCD camera (whichever is the right one for the lenses that the camera uses) and you need to be able to place the CCD imager at the focal point of the telescope. This can sometimes be a problem because the CCD is usually buryed deep into the camera compared to where an EP focal plane sits (take a typical EP and you will see a aperture stop inside the bottom section of the tube - this is where the scope focuses it's image for the EP) and thus you oftentimes need to move the primary closer to the secondary in order to get a focus. Your biggest problem is that you can't see all that deep with a video camera.

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