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Meade Variable Projection Camera Adapter

Dec 28 2009 06:51 AM | earthman in Photography Accessories

First, the adapter seemed pretty heavy and with the camera, a Nikon D60, it was. The ETX needed a

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Iris Diaphragm Useless in Visual Observations

Nov 08 2008 01:37 AM | Guest in Photography Accessories

there is a plain, simple device being offered at Edmund-Optics, a T-barreled iris diaphragm

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FocusStar Controller

Apr 07 2008 06:56 AM | brew in Photography Accessories

I am a big believer in using the computer to achieve focus for astrophotography

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Lumicon DigiCam Adapter

Oct 10 2007 06:00 AM | Guest in Photography Accessories

The main yoke and jaw are die-cast, probably from zinc as it feels heavier than aluminum. The camera platform is hard plastic.

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Boltwood Cloud Sensor

Nov 25 2005 02:55 AM | JAT Observatory in Photography Accessories

I have had more than one person ask me - what does a cloud sensor do?

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MaxView 40 Eyepiece, and prime focus digital camera adaptor

Mar 13 2005 01:11 PM | Duncan Rosie in Photography Accessories

When I bought my telescope four or five years ago I was, like most beginners I guess, concerned with magnification. My Orion Skywatcher 90 EQ came standard with 25 mm and 10 mm Kellners and my first addition was an Orion Shorty Barlows. Inserting the Barlows before the diagonal and using the 10 mm the little Skywatcher can get up to 270 x magnification – a pretty useless number in reality as the optical train, aperture and mount cannot do it any justice. Magnification quickly gave way to a desire for medium power views and the next eyepiece to be purchased was a 17 mm Orion Explorer II Kellner.

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Mar 12 2005 11:49 AM | Jan Owen in Photography Accessories

Schmidt-Cassegrain catadioptric telescopes are a very popular hardware choice in amateur astronomy, for a number of reasons. They are good for visual observing, astrophotography, and CCD imaging. They are compact and deliver a lot of aperture in relatively small, portable packages.

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Lumicon Cassegrain Easy Guider guiding eyepiece

Mar 12 2005 10:30 AM | Phil Barker in Photography Accessories

A friend with a C-8 told me had a Lumicon Easy Guider and he offered me the chance to try it out. Well the first night I had it out I easily mastered its use and took quite acceptable photos thru the guider. I then brought one myself and for the last 5 years have been getting very satisfactory results from it.

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