I'm getting ready for the November transit of Mercury. I have a Meade ETX70AT. I also purchased the screw on solar filter at the same time from ScopeTronix who is now sadly out of business. During the 2012 transit of Venus, I captured some great views with my cell phone doing eyepiece projection. I would now like to attach a digital camera to the scope. In spite of the Meade brochure showing a digital camera attached, YouTube videos showing a camera attached, and Weasner's Mighty ETX Site showing a camera attached, my Canon EOS 40D seems way to heavy when I attach it. Don't want to break my scope after 14 years of use.
A friend of mine has a Nikon 1 J1 digital camera. Small and lite. I have a Nikon T-ring I purchased years ago from a company who said it will work on all Nikon cameras. Sadly it won't. A place called Telescope Adapters has a T-ring for a Nikon "1" cameras they say is actually a tube. I don't understand the "tube" part in the description. Anyone know if this adapter will work as it is. That is camera, adapter, then scope, or will I need another adapter to attach the "tube" to the scope. Or should I just get a Celestron Neximage, Meade One-Shot, or a ZWO ASI120MM.
Thoughts and comments welcomed.
Thanks and clear skies all.
Mitch in Michigan