Taking pictures with your BT
Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:03 AM
Has anyone ever used their BT to take pictures of the nighy sky,moon or planets?
Is their a way to use one tube to do this?
Thanks and Happy Turkey Day
Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:16 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:47 PM
I like the video of Saturn. I was wondering, when the image goes out of focus was that due to atmospheric distortion or were you adjusting the focuser? Thanks.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:12 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:59 AM
I like what you did her and the pictures came out great, h owever, I'm using a DSLR Camera with interchangeable lenses. I replace the lens with a T adapter and am able to seat the camera into the 1 1/4 holder but have not been able to figure out what replaces the eye piece for manifaction? Anyone have suggestions??
Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:30 AM
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:58 PM
Thanks for the additional details and will give it a try when the skies clear here in the North East.
I have a 500MM lens for the Canon already and I will see which is better. I can also 2x it and bring it up to !000mm.
Has any one tried the Baader Hyperion 8-24mm Clickstop Zoom for taking pictures this way??
I also have a 50 inch long refractor which I have not tried as well and was wondaring if the same princple that is used?
Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:31 PM
The long refractor, well that would depend on its aperture.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:18 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:34 PM
My first test tonight failed. Unable to bring my BT to focus with my camera attached to one tube. Usaed a Bower T mount with a Celestron T Adapter - 1 1/4".
Will try the telescope next after the weather clears tomorrow.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:40 PM
I dont know how it works without the eyepiece...
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:10 PM
Not sure what you mean by The Docters have an M42 and M48 threaded in the eyepiece?
Does it mean that you can by a thread an eyepiece into the T adapter. Is so got a place where I can look this up on the net.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:06 PM
If you remove it, then there is a "universal" M42 and M 48 thread (used by most Zeiss cameras and accessories) visible around the edge of the eyepiece.
You can buy a T adapter for your DSLR camera with that thread, I preferred M42 which is the outer one.
At this point, when you have attached the camera to the binoculars, the binoculars are still with all its lenses in place, just without the eyecup.
In the case of a BT, using a T adapter means a 1 1/4" end and the other end for the camera. If you remove the eyepiece and then insert the camera, then I don't know how it focus since that way the eyepiece is not installed contrary that in the Docters.
I'm certainly no expert, here should be lots of people really knowledgeable in digiscoping, I just tried it because I saw Piergiovanni doing it in in his 2010 Binomania review (and later consulted in the Docter web)
Go to the manuals on the 12.5mm UWA eyepiece and the binoculars..
Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:26 PM
Which ep have threads on the eyecup side of the ep??
Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:29 PM
Thanks that's a start. Anyone else know of a brand tha has threads on the eyecup side of the ep.?
I coudl ask Harry Siebert to build one however I will wait for further suggestions.