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#1 wdretired

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

I eventually want to purchase a telescope for astrophotography but the budget is tight so I'm probably going to have to adapt and use my 10TE for 1 1/4 inch eyepieces and camera. The end of my telescope, at the focus tube is 34.5mm (or so I have been told). I need a threaded male connector that will screw into the telescope and connect directly to a 1 1/4 inch eye piece. I called a couple of telescope shops but I ended up more confused than ever. I'm not sure what it is called and I don't think many people know much about a Tasco 10TE telescope. Does anyone know what it is called and where I can go to get one? I have another question while I'm asking. If I wanted to buy just a telescope mount that was a Goto (computerized) for the 10TE, what would I look or ask for? I assume most mounts have to be purchased for your particular type telescope. I appreciate any help.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

at one time I have seen .965" camera adapters. I still have one. I think I have seen them for sale to this date. Do a search on google or even ebay.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

If you google for .965" camera adapter all sorts of places pop up where you can buy one.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

I'm not entirely convinced you'll be happy with the results hanging a DSLR off the focuser. You'd be much better off with a webcam or something similarly light - both for the weight and the ability to acquire more "data", i.e. stack frames.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

Thank you for the reply. I guess there are a lot of options I can do, but I'm trying to work with what I have. I tried a small digital camera at the eye piece but I couldn't get it to focus right. I am having a hard time finding much available for the .965" size so going to 1 1/4" will be a good start. I have a long way to go before I get this figure out. Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

http://shop.telescop...c?productId=158

http://shop.telescop...c?productId=158

http://www.bhphotovi...65_Eyepiece_...

http://www.parksopti...ts_id=553&am...

Like I said just google it.






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