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How do I piggy back a DSLR onto my Edge?

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#1 amdizack

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

Should be an easy one and I just need clarification or someone to point me towards the correct adapter/mount/clamp.

I have an CGEM C8 Edge and have two items mounted on the OTA already: 1, a dovetail on top that holds my guidescope setup, and 2, the standard finderscope that comes with the Edge. Is there an additional adapter that I can mount somewhere on the OTA that screws into the bottom of my DSLR without removing either the guidescope or finderscopes?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

I can't tell you what to do on the Edge but I've come up with a solution for my refractor. I have mounted a side by side adaptor on to the dovetail on top of the scope. Then mount the guidescope on one and the DSLR on the other. I have had to rotate the OTA a little bit to allow a clear view for the finderscope, Here is a photo:

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

ADM carries all the adaptors you would need for such a setup. I have a 4" Vixen style dovetail bar attached to the guidescope that goes into one of the clamps and the camera adaptor on the other side.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

When doing piggy-back, remove the guidescope and mount your camera to the top rail. You can use the Edge to guide with.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

When doing piggy-back, remove the guidescope and mount your camera to the top rail. You can use the Edge to guide with.


OMG! DUH!!! Thanks! (see? I told you I was overthinking this)
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

My setup allows me to shoot through the main OTA and also the DSLR with a lens attached. I can also image a different section of the sky with the DSLR.






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