I brought the Epsilon, complete as purchased, figuring I'd do some astrophotography under the beautiful dark Milford skies. And everything seems to be in order and working well.
Only I don't have a 2" eyepiece adapter, so I can't use 2" eyepieces in my 2.7" focuser, which just seems silly!
So I gee whizzed a while as I was waiting for the clouds to dissipate. And they have, so I got out my easiest camera first - the Pt Grey scorpion with the 1 1/4" nosepiece, and stuck that puppy in. Well, it couldn't go in far enough to reach focus, so I put in a 2x shorty barlow and could focus. But then, it's not a simple system and a machine vision camera isn't the best for DSOs (but it'll work). So...
...I had gotten a key code for the 30 day trial for Backyard EOS for my Canon T1i. ...only I don't have an adapter to put it on the scope, unless I use the 2" Meade barrel which will fit on one of the Tak adapters but - you guessed it, I can't reach focus.
Same with my Panasonic Lumix GF3. So I was poking through the stuff that came with the scope and got to the Bushnell branded camera adapter. It's a t-thread to camera, but the camera isn't anything I own. Not Canon, Nikon, Konica or Exakta. But the adapter screwed into the t-threads on the Bushnell is apparently a Tak part, but I couldn't get it off the t-adapter because there are eensy set screws holding it on. And I don't have a set of jewelers screwdrivers with me.
I just about gave up, when it occurred to me that the diameter of the bayonet of whatever it is was at least a slip fit onto the Konica to Lumix adapter that I bought so I could use my Konica glass with the Lumix. So, I got out the trusty duct tape and made them one!
So now it works!
The Lumix can only take up to a minute exposures so I'll be doing a lot of subs to see if I can stack and improve on them. I'm also hoping that at such a short f/ratio (130mm f/3.3) that the Tak EM-1 mount will be accurate enough that I won't have to guide - which would require I make some rube goldbert contraption out of another lens and one of the Pt Grey cameras!
While we're waiting for me to start taking pictures, here's one of the scope rigged up. It's such a purdy little thing!