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#1 rbarbera

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:17 PM

Hi,

 

I own a M500 that was been used as a visual telescope. Now I'm planning to add a DSRL to it and I want to know which kind of adapter I need. I was thinking on an SCT to M48 T adapter and then add the custom ring from M48 to my camera brand mount. But a friend told me that Mak doesn't have the same thread size on this port. As I can't found anything about Intes-Micro today, I'm asking here, hopping that someone has connected this little gem with something different that the original 2" diagonal.

 

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:54 PM

As far as I know all Russian Maks have an SCT tread on the back if they have moving mirror focus. He is probably thinking about the small Maks made in the USA and China that use the old Celestron and Meade thread which needed an LAR type adapter to reach the SCT thread size. Its entirely possible that some early Russian Maks might have had a non-SCT thread but having worked for an Intes/Intes Micro/LOMO dealer I can say all of those MCTs had Celestron/Meade VB threads.


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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:11 AM

Thank you photoracer18 for the clarification.



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:38 AM

I have the Intes-Micro Alter M503 and for sure it has standard SCT threading on the back port. 

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:45 PM

I have the Intes-Micro Alter M503 and for sure it has standard SCT threading on the back port.
Mike

Thank you Mike for your direct confirmation.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 05:17 AM

I have a M500 too, and its thread is the very same of Celestron's SCTs such as C8.

When use it for AP without the focal reducer I add a SCT->2" eyepiece adapter and link the T-ring to a 2" nose, so can easily adjust the framing angle


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Posted 23 December 2019 - 01:40 AM

I have a M500 too, and its thread is the very same of Celestron's SCTs such as C8.
When use it for AP without the focal reducer I add a SCT->2" eyepiece adapter and link the T-ring to a 2" nose, so can easily adjust the framing angle


This is just the same setup I’m working on. Waiting for the SCT->2” adapter to arrive any day now...


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 03:04 PM

Just remember that while the port on the back of the M500 is an SCT thread, just like similar 5" SCTs, you are going to lose part of the field due to the reduced baffle tube size of 5" SCT/MCT scopes. It means you can use your 2" eyepieces but the FOV won't be as wide as on other larger scopes. I have both a C5 and an Intes MK67 and I don't bother to use 2" eyepieces on my C5. I will however use 2" eyepieces on my Intes Micro MN56 Mak-Newt as being a Newtonian its optical path is not compromised (and why they stuck a 2" focuser on them).


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 03:25 PM

Just remember that while the port on the back of the M500 is an SCT thread, just like similar 5" SCTs, you are going to lose part of the field due to the reduced baffle tube size of 5" SCT/MCT scopes. It means you can use your 2" eyepieces but the FOV won't be as wide as on other larger scopes. I have both a C5 and an Intes MK67 and I don't bother to use 2" eyepieces on my C5. I will however use 2" eyepieces on my Intes Micro MN56 Mak-Newt as being a Newtonian its optical path is not compromised (and why they stuck a 2" focuser on them).

It does not seem like the OP has really said anything about visual use.  He is trying to connect a camera to the scope. 


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Posted 25 December 2019 - 02:57 PM

It does not seem like the OP has really said anything about visual use.  He is trying to connect a camera to the scope. 

That's easy with all the camera adapters available from existing SCT/MCT makers. My little LOMO 95 came with a short one and a long one, one for the sky and one for use as a telephoto.


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Posted 29 December 2019 - 08:55 AM

Yes my “case of use” is astrophotography with a APS-C camera.


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