This is my first time posting here, so please be nice.
I've had this Intes MK-63 Maksutov Telescope sitting in my basement for a while, and I have been able to get some good images of the Moon and Venus out of it. For this, I have been using an ad hoc focusing rig (rails) that connects directly to the back port of the telescope (which I believe is 50mm or 2") and into a T-Ring on my Nikon D3300.
However, I would like to upgrade the focusing setup. I have a few objectives in mind,
- Have a closed focusing rig
- Be able to insert eyepieces
By "closed," I mean that the current setup is susceptible to outside sources of light because it is completely open, which is not ideal. For planetary astrophotography, I need to be able to put a Barlow lens into the light train, and this just isn't possible with my current setup. I'm also worried about the base clearance; if the focusing rig is too long, it won't be able to clear the bottom of the fork mount when pointing straight up.
What parts do I need to be able to accomplish this?