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wdretired
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1 1/2" Adapter Fitting for Tasco 10TE
      #5546920 - 11/30/12 10:20 AM Attachment (9 downloads)

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.

Edited by wdretired (11/30/12 03:51 PM)


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Re: Camera Adapter Fitting for Tasco 10TE new [Re: wdretired]
      #5547021 - 11/30/12 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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Re: Camera Adapter Fitting for Tasco 10TE new [Re: starman876]
      #5547190 - 11/30/12 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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desertrefugee
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Re: Camera Adapter Fitting for Tasco 10TE new [Re: starman876]
      #5547336 - 11/30/12 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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wdretired
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Re: Camera Adapter Fitting for Tasco 10TE new [Re: desertrefugee]
      #5547422 - 11/30/12 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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Re: Camera Adapter Fitting for Tasco 10TE new [Re: wdretired]
      #5547478 - 11/30/12 04:27 PM

http://shop.telescope-warehouse.com/product.sc?productId=158

http://shop.telescope-warehouse.com/product.sc?productId=158

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/458097-REG/Lumicon_LC1040_965_Eyepiece_...

http://www.parksoptical.com/product_info.php?cPath=126&products_id=553&am...

Like I said just google it.


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