Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home page


Astrophotography and Sketching >> Solar System Imaging & Processing

Pages: 1
CharlesW
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/02/12

Loc: Chula Vista & Indio, CA
Eyepiece in the adaptor ring?
      #5517590 - 11/13/12 10:02 AM

Good morning folks, really beginner question here. I've got a Celestron 8" CPC, a Canon 50d, and the adaptor to hook them together. I'd like to photograph Jupiter. How do you get magnification? Do you just use a Barlow; slip an eyepiece into the adaptor; or nothing? Also, do any of you strap your camera on to the back of the scope to keep it from slipping out, and what do you use? I'm a little concerned that my camera body is only held in by two little set screws.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
ToxMan
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 01/23/11

Loc: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Re: Eyepiece in the adaptor ring? new [Re: CharlesW]
      #5518568 - 11/13/12 07:32 PM

I would use a 2x barlow between camera body and scope (prime focus) with any of the various adapters to get you there. You will be at about f20 which is good for capturing video of the planet. If you are shooting thru eye piece with camera and lens (afocally) then you want to use the eyepiece that will give you greatest magnification. Jerry Lodriguss has wonderful tutorials. Looking forward to your first shot.

Edited by ToxMan (11/13/12 07:37 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
3 registered and 7 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  TG, Starman81, bilgebay, WOBentley 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 198

Jump to

CN Forums Home




Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics