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#1 A. Viegas

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

I just picked up a used ETX-70 which I want to use as a wide field finder. I have lots of spare SCT type diagonals and what not, but the rear cell on the ETX-70 - the meade 64ST size threads do not fit anything I have in my spare parts box!! :mad: Any suggestions? I would like to have a widefield camera with a standard 1.25" nosepiece go into the rear of the ETX-70 ?!?! Anyone have a suggestion?

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:15 PM

See this post below in this forum. You may have to wait until scopestuff.com makes one.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

You can buy the t-thread adapter then thread a t-thread to 1.25" adapter to it.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:07 PM

This is the adapter I use to screw over the t-thread adapter
http://agenaastro.co...apter-t215.html

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:27 AM

Sheesh... little adapters cost more than the ETX-70 OTA by a factor of 2!! Isn't it possible to find this in some hardware store or online? What is the exact diameter size of the rear cel for the ETX-70? and I would need a conversion to 2" for the typical SCT adapter right?

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

T-thread adapter
http://www.bhphotovi....jsp&sku=206...


T-thread to 1.25 eyepiece
http://agenaastro.co...-back-e-10.html


And you have to worry about back focus with the ETX 60-70-80



#7 A. Viegas

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:45 PM

Jim from scopestuff emailed saying they would have the rear cell adapter in 45 days, but I think it will be for the ETX125 series which does not help me... :foreheadslap:

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

There are a few "Meade #64ST Digital SLR T-Adapters 35mm for ETX-70" on Ebay for around $20 with shipping.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:19 PM

I saw, But don't have need to,attach DSLR, rather just want to,stick,in 1.25" accessories.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:19 PM

I saw, But don't have need to,attach DSLR, rather just want to,stick,in 1.25" accessories.






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